Dr. Robert Muir-Wood

Chief Research Officer, RMS

Robert Muir-Wood is the chief research officer of science and technology at RMS. He leads the branch of the company that's responsible for identifying models for new areas and novel applications of risk.

Based in London, Robert has more than 20 years of experience in developing probabilistic catastrophe models across a wide range of perils and has most recently focused on models for the clustering of catastrophic events, insurance loss amplification, time varying activity rates, and "mega" catastrophes.

He was the lead author of insurance, finance, and climate change for the 2007 and 2011 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports and has written seven books – the most recent was The Cure for Catastrophe published in 2016 – along with numerous papers and articles in scientific and industry publications.

Robert is chair of the High Level Advisory Board of the OECD International Network on Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes. He is also a visiting professor at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction at University College, London. Robert holds a first-class degree in natural sciences and a Ph.D. in earth sciences from Cambridge University.

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