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The Centre for Risk Studies team

Daniel Ralph

Daniel Ralph

Academic Director, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Professor Daniel Ralph is a Founder and Academic Director of the Centre for Risk Studies, Professor of Operations Research at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, and a Fellow of Churchill College. Daniel's research interests include identification and management of systemic risk, risk aversion in investment, economic equilibria models and optimisation methods. Management stress test, via selection and construction of catastrophe scenarios, is one focus of his work in the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies. Another is the role and expression of risk management within organisations. Daniel engages across scientific and social science academia, a variety of commercial and industrial sectors, and government policy making. He was Editor-in-Chief of Mathematical Programming (Series B) from 2007-2013.

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Michelle Tuveson

Michelle Tuveson

Executive Director, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Michelle Tuveson is a Founder and Executive Director at the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies hosted at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. Her responsibilities include the overall executive leadership at the Centre. This includes developing partnership relationships with corporations, governments, and other academic centres.

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Andrew Coburn

Andrew Coburn

Director of Advisory Board, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Andrew is a Founder and Director of the Centre for Risk Studies' External Advisory Board, and Senior Vice President at Risk Management Solutions, the leading provider of catastrophe risk models to the insurance industry. He is also a Fellow of Cambridge Judge Business School.

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Simon Ruffle

Simon Ruffle

Director of Research & Innovation, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Simon Ruffle is a member of the Executive Team and is responsible for the overall research framework of the Centre. He is researching into innovative sourcing of business economic data and is leading the cyber threat research track. He has a background in natural hazards and the insurance industry.

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Operations

Olivia Majumdar, Centre for Risk Studies at Canbridge Judge Business School

Olivia Majumdar

Editorial Assistant, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Olivia Majumdar is the Editorial Assistant for the Centre for Risk Studies and helps to oversee the editing and production of the Centre’s publications.

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Research associates

Jennifer Copic

Jennifer Copic

Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Jennifer supports the research on scenario stress test development and insurance loss estimation, specifically on emerging topics, such as Cyber. 

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Edward J. Oughton

Edward J. Oughton

Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Edward leads the Risk Centre's research into the management of critical infrastructure failure.

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Andrew Skelton

Andrew Skelton

Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Andrew leads research at the Centre for Risk Studies on the probabilistic modelling of systemic risk and the macroeconomics of catastrophe.

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Researchers

Jennifer Daffron, Risk Researcher, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

Jennifer Daffron

Risk Researcher, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies 

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Dr Jennifer Daffron Risk Researcher at the Centre for Risk Studies, who focuses on modelling the impact of cyber threats on global business and socioeconomics.

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Jay (Chan Do) Jung

Risk Researcher, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Jay is a Risk Researcher at the Centre for Risk Studies, and is interested in examining various aspects of risk elements in the network of financial services institutions and developing tools that can monitor and analyse behaviour of financial networks.

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Scott Kelly, Researcher, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

Scott Kelly

Senior Risk Researcher, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Dr Scott Kelly is a Research Principal at the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). His research interests include sustainability economics, risk analysis and the economics of climate change. He is a research affiliate at the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies and an associate of the Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research. Prior to his role at ISF he was Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and a Junior Research Fellow of Darwin College.

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Eireann Leverett

Eireann Leverett

Senior Risk Researcher, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Eireann is a Risk Researcher at the Centre for Risk Studies, where his research focuses upon technological disasters and the economic impacts of computer security failures or accidents.

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Duncan Needham

Duncan Needham

Senior Risk Researcher, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Duncan is a Risk Researcher at the Centre for Risk Studies, Associate Director of the Centre for Financial History at the University of Cambridge and a Research Fellow at Darwin College, Cambridge.

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Research assistants

Tamara Evan

Tamara Evan

Research Assistant, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Tamara Evan is the Editorial Associate for the Centre for Risk Studies and oversees the completion, production and final delivery of the Centre's research publications and risk scenario reports.

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Arjun Mahalingam

Arjun Mahalingam

Research Assistant, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Arjun Mahalingam is a Research Assistant working on data research at the Centre for Risk Studies. His main focus is currently on Project Pandora; a project that aims to model all-ills under a unified framework. 

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Andrew Smith, Research Assistant, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

Andrew Smith

Research Assistant, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Andrew Smith is a Research Assistant working on multi-line insurance exposure and cyber risk.

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Kayla Strong

Kayla Strong

Research Assistant, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Kayla Strong is a Research Assistant at the Centre for Risk Studies, University of Cambridge, and supports research in multi-line insurance exposure and cyber risk. 

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Jessica Tsang

Jessica Tsang

Research Assistant, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Jessica Tsang is a Research Assistant at the Centre for Risk Studies where she works on the risk modelling of multiple threat types to the global and city-level economy.

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Advisors & fellows

Kern Alexander

Kern Alexander

Risk Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Kern Alexander is Professor of Banking and Financial Market Regulation at the University of Zurich. He is a lawyer and economist with a research focus on the regulation of systemic risk in financial markets.

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Andrew Freeman

Andrew Freeman

Risk Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Andrew Freeman is the Founder and Managing Director of Cambridge Research Associates, a research and advisory company that specialises in risk-related work for global clients. Over a 25-year career he has written numerous articles and books, first as a journalist on The Economist and latterly in his role as a Senior Knowledge Expert in Risk at McKinsey. He is also a Fellow of Cambridge Judge Business School.

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Matthew Grant

Matthew Grant

Senior Advisor of Insurance Markets, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Matthew is currently Senior Advisor of Insurance Markets at the Centre for Risk Studies. Matthew is the founder of Abernite,  providing strategic planning, company assessment, sales support and partners to assist start-ups, early growth companies, investors and insurers in the rapidly growing insurance technology field. Prior to founding Abernite, Matthew spent 25 years driving the growth in the insurance market for catastrophe modelling across US, Europe and Asia. 

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Lee Coppack

Lee Coppack

Senior Advisor, Risk Communication, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

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Lee is a writer, editor and analyst on many risk-related topics and a director of Insurance Research & Publishing.

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