Mark Farrell, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Mark Farrell

Mark Farrell

Dr. Mark Farrell is a fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (FIA) and senior lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast. He is program director of actuarial science and risk management at Queen’s Management School, where he has successfully led the development of actuarial science education since moving into academia in 2009. He previously spent 10 years working as a pensions actuary in London, Toronto, Belfast and Dublin.

Farrell has a PhD in finance, and his research interests include enterprise risk management and insurtech, as well as other actuarial science-related fields. In 2017, Farrell undertook a Fulbright research scholarship at Arizona State University researching the impact of wearable technology on insurance premiums.

He also blogs on actuarial science related topics at

Recent Articles by Mark Farrell

Can Insurtech Rescue Insurance?

Is insurance broken and in need of rescue? That was the question I recently asked myself while hiring a rental car to visit the infamous “White Line” mountain bike trail in beautiful Sedona, AZ. When I discovered the full Hertz insurance cover was going to cost me double the price of the actual car hire, I couldn’t […]

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