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Seminar series showcases the Centre for Risk Research's diverse expertise

Published: 7 December 2015
Dr Alasdair Marshall

Members of the Centre for Risk Research have delivered four seminars this academic year, with each one highlighting cutting-edge research findings and new insights into a diverse range of topics in the field of risk and uncertainty management.

In the first seminar, Dr Mario Brito discussed how to manage the risks that are faced when using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) to explore some of the world's most remote and hazardous underwater locations. In the second, Dr Peter Fraser-Mackenzie used evidence from laboratory and "real-world" studies to demonstrate how hundreds of thousands of pounds may be lost on the stock markets each day due to the way in which traders misinterpret certain risk-related financial data.

Lawrence Green
Lawrence Green


In the third seminar, Dr Alasdair Marshall presented compelling arguments for and against managing risk in the financial sector via the employment of individuals who demonstrate a high level of psychopathic traits. In the final seminar that is to be held before the Christmas break, Mr Lawrence Green showed how investors could profitably exploit opportunities in financial markets in situations where market prices have not been adjusted to reflect the information that is increasingly being made available via emerging technologies.


Each seminar attracted a large and diverse audience and generated a range of challenging questions and enthusiastic discussions. The seminar series will resume in February 2016.


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