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I am Professor of Strategic Risk Management at the University of Bath. Formerly I held academic positions at the Universities of Swansea, Glasgow, and Massey (New Zealand), and professional accountancy positions in the private and public sectors. I have published papers in over 70 academic journals and I am thrice winner of the Geneva Association/Shin Foundation Research Excellence Award. Over the last decade, I have also raised research funds of approximately £500,000 from UK and international public and private sector sources.

In 2011 I was awarded the Kenneth J Black Jr Distinguished Service Award for services to the International Insurance Society (IIS). I am the UK Ambassador for the IIS, and member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers. I am also an international research fellow at the Chinese Center for Social Security and Insurance Research (CCSSIR), Peking University, China, and the Handelsbanken-Wallander Research Fellow at the Department of Economic History, Umeå University, Sweden.

In addition, I have been appointed as consultant for several financial institutions both in the UK and overseas and employed as an expert witness in a major international insurance legal case. I am also Associate Editor of the British Accounting Review, the flagship academic journal of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), and on the editorial board of the Geneva Papers: Issues and Practice.

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Insurance Business & Economics
Insurance industry Business & Economics
Reinsurance Business & Economics
Insurer Business & Economics
Insurance market Business & Economics
Chief executive officer Business & Economics
Life insurance Business & Economics
Property insurance Business & Economics

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Research Output 2001 2019

Product-market strategy and underwriting performance in the United Kingdom's (UK) property-casualty insurance market

Adams, M., Upreti, V. & Chen, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : The European Journal of Finance.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Managing policy lapse risk in Sweden's life insurance market between 1915 and 1947

Adams, M., Andersson, L. F., Eriksson, L., Lindmark, M. & Veprauskaite, E., 22 Feb 2018, In : Business History. p. 1-18

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Life insurance
Insurance market
1 Citations (Scopus)

The leverage and reinsurance effects on loss reserves in the United Kingdom's (UK) property-casualty insurance industry

Veprauskaite, E. & Adams, M., 2018, In : Accounting and Business Research . 48, 4, p. 373-399 27 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Insurance industry

Corporate philanthropy and risk management: an investigation of reinsurance and charitable giving in insurance firms

Adams, M., Hoejmose, S. & Kastrinaki, Z., Jan 2017, In : Business Ethics Quarterly. 27, 1, p. 1-37 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Charitable giving
Corporate philanthropy
Risk management
Insurance industry
Chief executive officer
Chief executives


Cost of Equity and Property Insurance: Evidence from China

Author: Jia, Y., 1 Jul 2013

Supervisor: Adams, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD