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Research Interests

Enterprise Risk Management, Insurance Technology (Insurtech), Data Science

Research Statement

Dr Mark Farrell is a qualified Actuary (FIA) and Programme Director of the Actuarial Science MSc degree programme at The Management School, Queen's University Belfast.

After obtaining a first class degree at Loughborough University, Mark spent a number of years working in various actuarial roles in London, Toronto, Belfast, and Dublin. 

Mark moved into academia in 2009 where he now teaches and researches in actuarial science related fields. He has a PhD in Finance, specialising in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and has additional research interests in Insurance Technology (Insurtech) and Data Science. Mark is also a Fulbright Scholar.



- Doctor of Philosophy (Finance), Queen’s University Belfast (2016)

- Fellow (FIA) of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries

- Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (PGCHET), Queen’s University Belfast (2012)

- Certificate in Finance & Investment, Institute & Faculty of Actuaries (2005)

- 1st Class BSc Mathematics & Sport Science, Loughborough University (1999)



- Actuarial Consultant (Acumen Resources, 2007-2009)

- Actuary (Mercer, 2001-2007)

- Actuarial Trainee (HSBC, 2000-2001)



1. Actuarial Statistics (MSc Actuarial Science): 2022-Present

2. Actuarial Research Methods (MSc Actuarial Science): 2022-Present

3. Data Science Research (MSc Actuarial Science): 2022-Present

4. Enterprise Risk Management and Risk Analysis (MSc Risk Management): 2013-present


1. Actuarial Methods & General Insurance (BSc Actuarial Science Module): 2009-2013 

2. Principles of Actuarial Modelling: 2010

3. Actuarial Modelling (BSc Actuarial Science Module): 2010-2022

4. Actuarial Applications (BSc Actuarial Science Module): 2015-2018

5. Financial Risk Analysis (BSc Actuarial Science Module): 2017 - 2021

6. International MBA. Guest presenter on Enterprise Risk Management: 2013


Actuarial Science Blog: https://proactuary.com/

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markfarrellactuary


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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