Carolyn Njenga

Research Assistant

PhD Actuarial Studies, UNSW (Thesis submission date - August 2011)

About Carolyn

‚ÄčAs a member of the global academic community, my ambition is to educate people about their longevity using statistical and econometric methods. During the course of my PhD I have gained a greater understanding of longevity and the factors that drive it. My next goal is to take the Actuarial Examinations and qualify as an actuary while continuing with research on the quantification of longevity risk, the factors that drive longevity risk and capital requirements for products that offer living benefits.

Awards, scholarships and grants

  • Harold D. Skipper Best Paper Award: Co-authored the paper that won the 2009 Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association Harold D. Skipper Best Paper Award
  • 2008-2011: Tuition Fee Remission Scholarship and Faculty Research Stipend, UNSW
  • 2003-2004: Vice Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence, Jomo Kenyatta, University of Agriculture and Technology

Selected publications