Paul King

Lecturer in Actuarial Science; Programme Director for MSc in Actuarial Science with Data Analytics; Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries; Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Paul KingSchool of Mathematics and Actuarial Science
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 116 252 5903
Office: 010A, Michael Atiyah Building


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. During that time I 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.

Teaching and Scholarship

I am interested in the impact of technology and artificial intelligence on actuarial and mathematics education and assessment. In particular, I will be heavily involved in implementing the actuarial profession's Curriculum 2019 changes at Leicester, making sure our courses are at the forefront of reaping the benefits of technology for the teaching of actuarial science.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I'm particularly interested in the use of the R statistical language for teaching statistics and actuarial science. Currently using DataCamp to deliver free online data science skills to all our students in the School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science, using a syllabus from the module Fundamentals of Data Science (MA7419).

  • I'm supporting Zahra Rezaei in delivering Business Statistics modules (MA2261 and MA7023).
  • I teach Data Science for Actuaries (MA7419 / MA3419) on the MSc in Actuarial Science with Data Analytics, and 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 will teach Liability Modelling (MA7266) on the MSc in Actuarial Science with Data Analytics.
  • In the Summer term I teach MA7413, a module covering the IFoA's Actuarial Practice subject.

Professional Work

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

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Department of Mathematics
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 (0)116 229 7407

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