Dr Paul King

Lecturer in Actuarial Science

School/Department: Computing and Mathematic Sciences, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)161 252 5903



After a PhD in physics (medical optics) from Imperial College and post-doctoral research in at the University of Leeds I switched directions and qualified as a Fellow of the Faculty & Institute of Actuaries. For most of my career I have been involved in professional education and training, having led this area for a major actuarial employer for 15 years.

I have held many professional positions including being a member of the Council of the IFoA, Chair of its Education Board, and a member of the Education Committee of the International Actuarial Association, and I'm still actively involved in professional activities.



I'm working on a KTP involving use of semantic web technologies and graph databases.


I am supervising a PhD on the application of actuarial risk-management techniques to state pensions in Ghana.


I am member of the Actuarial Science Group within the School and Programme Director for the MSc in Actuarial Science with Data Analytics.

I teach Fundamentals of Data Science (MA7419 / MA3419) on the MSc in Actuarial Science with Data Analytics, the MSc in Data Analysis for Business Intelligence, and the BSc in Mathematics and Actuarial Science.

I am Module Convenor for the third-year actuarial science project (MA3515).

In Semester 2 I teach Liability Modelling (MA3266/MA7266) and the Actuarial Practice Workshop (MA7434).

In the Summer term I teach MA7413, a module covering the IFoA's Actuarial Practice subject and MA7422 the Actuarial Project module.


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I am Module Lead for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries CP1 & CP2 subjects and a specialist lecturer on the online Professional Skills Courses.


I'm particularly interested in the use of the R statistical language for teaching statistics and actuarial science. I'm currently using DataCamp to deliver free online data science skills to students across various modules.

I'm also interested in the application of semantic web technologies to business problems.


I am a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I also hold a number of qualifications awarded by the British Beekeepers Association.

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