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Dr Valentina Noacco

Dr Valentina Noacco

Dr Valentina Noacco

Senior Research Associate

Area of research

Improving the understanding and consideration of uncertainty in the (re)insurance industry

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My main research interest is the development of tools and workflows to transfer sensitivity analysis methods and knowledge to industrial practitioners. This knowledge transfer aims at improving the consideration of uncertainty in mathematical models used in industry.

My current project aims to transfer global sensitivity analysis methods, tools (i.e. the SAFE software toolbox) and knowledge to the (re)insurance industry and to tailor them in such a way as to facilitate their uptake in the (re)insurance sector. I am currently a NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow based in the department of Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol. The aim of the project is to enable the (re)insurance sector to more efficiently capture the uncertainties and sensitivities embedded in their mathematical models, with structured approaches to validate these models and to test the impact of assumptions on the model predictions.

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Valentina Noacco received her MSc in Water and Environmental Management in 2012 and her PhD in Civil Engineering in 2017 (“Investigation of long-term drivers and controls on fluvial dissolved organic carbon and nitrate in the UK”) from the University of Bristol. In 2017 she held a 7-month research project at the University of Bristol on Applied Sensitivity Analysis.


  • Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis
  • (Re)insurance industry
  • Environmental modelling
  • Knowledge Exchange



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