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I am a qualified actuary holding fellowships of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the UK (FIA) and the Actuaries Institute of Australia (FIAA), I have built on a decade of actuarial practice with a career in academia leading the development, delivery and accreditation of actuarial science in a university setting. I hold a number of overseas external examiner appointments and have consulted with universities in the U.S., Europe, Australia, New Zealand and China on the development of actuarial science programs. I have won numerous awards for teaching innovations including Times Higher Education Most Innovative Teacher of the Year finalist (2011) and being named one of the top 20 micro-innovators in Europe in 2012 (VISIR).

My research interests are in the modelling and forecasting of mortality rates and the design and pricing of post retirement products. I have a number of publications in these areas.

Research interests

Mortality, Mortality forecasting

Mortality and longevity pricing and risk

Superannuation and pension risk

Monash teaching commitment

ETC2430 - Actuarial Statistics

ETC3430/ ETC5343 - Financial Mathematics under uncertainty

ETC3530 / ETC5353 - Contingencies in Insruance and Pensions

Research area keywords

  • Mortality
  • Superannuation
  • Forecasting

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Projects 2014 2019

Research Output 2012 2019

  • 17 Article
  • 1 Commissioned Report
  • 1 Conference Paper
1 Citation (Scopus)

Mortality effects of economic fluctuations in selected eurozone countries

Seklecka, M., Md Lazam, N., Pantelous, A. & O'Hare, C., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Forecasting. 38, 1, p. 39-62 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

The impact of parameter uncertainty in insurance pricing and reserve with the temperature-related mortality model

Seklecka, M., Pantelous, A. A. & O'Hare, C., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Forecasting. 38, 4, p. 327-345 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

A comparative study of pricing approaches for longevity instruments

Leung, M., Fung, M. C. & O'Hare, C., 1 Sep 2018, In : Insurance: Mathematics and Economics. 82, p. 95-116 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The Future Face of Poverty is Female: Stories Behind Australian Women's Superannuation Poverty in Retirement

Riach, K., O'Hare, C., Dalton, B. & Wang, C., 1 Nov 2018, Melbourne Vic Australia: AustralianSuper. 37 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOther

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

A flexible functional form to mortality modelling: do we need additional cohort dummies?

Li, H., O'Hare, C. & Vahid-Araghi, F., Jul 2017, In : Journal of Forecasting. 36, 4, p. 357-367 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Developing innovative methods for actuarial students

Colin O'Hare (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Most innovative teacher of the year

Colin O'Hare (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

National Teaching Fellowship nominee

Colin O'Hare (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Australian Journal of Actuarial Practice (Journal)

Colin O'Hare (Editor in chief)
Sep 2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility