Several staff and PhD students of the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies have won education and research awards at the UNSW Business School Staff Excellence Awards ceremony held on 30 August. Congratulations to all who were recognised!

Education Awards

Business School Teaching Excellence Certificate: PhD Student Robert Annabel

Rob Annabel receives a certificate for exemplary tutoring in Actuarial Studies and Economics and for his role as a Head Tutor. Rob's track record demonstrates clear evidence of tutoring excellence in both classroom and online settings. His teaching methods are designed to influence, motivate, and inspire student learning. By incorporating interactive activities, practical examples, and thought-provoking discussions, Rob creates an engaging learning environment that encourages students to actively participate and excel in their studies.

PhD Student Robert Annabel

John Prescott Award for Outstanding Teaching Innovation: Dr Xiao Xu

Xiao Xu is recognised for the development of "IndustryCase Hub", an innovative educational model that adopts a learner-centred pedagogy. The hub is an industry-focused teaching and learning approach that integrates real-world case studies into the digital learning environment. The approach goes beyond traditional classroom learning, encouraging students to think critically, work collaboratively, and develop problem-solving skills that are essential in the professional world. Active collaboration with industry professionals, the Society of Actuaries accreditation body, and external organisations increases the Business School's social engagement and broadens our network.

Dr Xiao Xu

Research Awards

SDG Research Impact Award: Dr Fei Huang

For a collaboration with the Australian Human Rights Commission and Actuaries Institute to develop the guidance resources: AI and Discrimination for Insurance Pricing and Underwriting which meets SDGs 5 (Gender Equality) and 10 (Reduced Inequalities).

Dr Fei Huang

HDR Collaboration Award (Supervisor): Professor Hazel Bateman and Associate Professor Katja Hanewald and PhD Student Yafei Si for high quality published research

For two papers: Quantifying the financial impact of overuse in primary care in China: A standardised patient study (Social Science and Medicine) and Life-course inequalities in intrinsic capacity and healthy ageing, China (Bulletin of the World Health Organization), authored in collaboration with supervisors Professor Hazel Bateman, Associate Professor Katja Hanewald and PhD student Yafei Si.

Professor Hazel Bateman
Associate Professor Katja Hanewald
PhD Student Yafei Si