Andrew Cairns is Professor of Actuarial Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University. His research focuses on quantitative risk management for pension funds and life insurers. In recent years, Andrew’s research has focused on the modelling of longevity risk: how this can be modelled, measured and priced, and how it can be transferred to the financial markets. He has developed a number of new and innovative stochastic mortality models which are now used on a regular basis in industry. His current work focuses on the development of statistical models for mortality and health inequalities in the UK and internationally.
Andrew is an active member of the UK and international professions being a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and a corresponding member of the Swiss Association of Actuaries. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.