Mark Farrell


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    United Kingdom


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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 and Risk Management degree programme at The Management School, Queen's University Belfast. After obtaining a first class degree in Mathematics and Sports Science at Loughborough University, Mark spent a number of years working in various actuarial roles in London, Toronto, Belfast, and Dublin. He moved into academia in 2009 where he now teaches and researches in actuarial science related fields. Mark has a PhD in Finance, specialising in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). He 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)


Programme Director, BSc Actuarial Science and Risk Management


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

2. Principles of Actuarial Modelling (Tutor): 2010

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

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

5. Actuarial Applications (BSc Actuarial Science Module): 2015-present

6. Financial Risk Analysis (BSc Actuarial Science Module, in development): 2017 - present

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


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