Speakers

Our speakers will take you on a tour of behavioural science, covering how to make better investments and inspire your members to take action when you need them to.

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Dr Iain Clacher
Iain is an Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance at Leeds University Business School, The University of Leeds. Iain is the co-director of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Finance, as well as the co-chair of the cross-practice working party on behavioural finance for actuaries at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. 

Iain is an expert on pensions and retirement saving and is interested in retirement decision making, pension fund investments and valuation, infrastructure investing, sustainable pension systems, fund governance, and fund management costs and fees. His research and expertise has had a significant impact across a number of fields and has been used to advise a range of businesses, policy makers, and organisations.

Dr Simon McNair
Simon is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow based at the Centre for Decision Research at Leeds University Business School (LUBS). Simon’s academic background is in the psychology of judgement and decision-making, with particular focus on how individual differences in cognitive and emotional characteristics influence peoples' behaviour.

Prior to joining Leeds University Business School in May 2013, Simon completed his PhD in Cognitive Psychology at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Simon’s predominant research focus has been on financial decision making, and also on age-related differences in judgement and decision making.

Hannah Lewis, FRSA
Hannah is the founder of Behave London, a behavioural insight agency. She's a specialist in financial communication, having spent over 18 years working in asset management. Her recent work includes the Trustee Checklist for Aon Hewitt, which helps trustees make better investment decisions. She'll share insights from research and testing on pension communications that Behave London have been doing, and how you can improve member engagement (and contribution rates) using behavioural science. Hannah is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and runs the Women in Pensions monthly networking drinks www.womeninpensions.org.