Dr Jananie William

Jananie William


Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Statistics

Senior Lecturer
Phone number
+61 2 612 57311
Room 4.46, CBE Bld (26C)
Research areas

Actuarial studies; Domestic and family violence; Public health; Public policy; Health economics.


Jananie William is a Senior Lecturer in Actuarial Studies, Research Affiliate with the Global Institute of Women's Leadership (ANU) and Advisor to The Social Outcomes Lab. Jananie's primary areas of research are in public health and public policy, with a focus on actuarial applications to issues that adversely affect women. Her research centres on the health and economic security of women across their lifetime. She works with cross-discipline teams to address these complex issues which include domestic and family violence, maternal health and the gender pay gap. Jananie’s work has been published in leading scholarly journals including Annals of Actuarial Science and Accounting and Finance.

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Research publications

Academic journals:

William, J., Loong, B., Hanna D., Parkinson, B. & Loxton, D. (2022). Lifetime health costs of intimate partner violence: A prospective longitudinal cohort study with linked data for out-of-hospital and pharmaceutical costs. Economic Modelling, 116, 106013. Available here: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1fki7yGFsT2HW

William, J., Loong, B., Chojenta, C., & Loxton, D. (2020). The profiles of public and private patients in maternal healthcare: a longitudinal study to examine adverse selection. Annals of Actuarial Science, 14(1), 129-137.

Chojenta, C., William, J., Martin, M., Byles, J., & Loxton, D. (2019). The impact of a history of poor mental health on health care costs in the perinatal period. Archives of Women's Mental Health. 22(4), 467-473.

Lin, X., Bruhn, A., & William, J. (2019). Extending financial literacy to insurance literacy: a survey approach. Accounting & Finance, 59(1), 685-713. 

William, J., Chojenta, C., Martin, M., & Loxton, D. (2019). An actuarial investigation into maternal out-of-hospital cost risk factors. Annals of Actuarial Science, 13(1), 1-35.

William, J., Chojenta, C., Martin, M., & Loxton, D. (2018). An actuarial investigation into maternal hospital cost risk factors for public patients. Annals of Actuarial Science, 12(1), 106-129.

Other publications:

Glennie M, von Reibnitz A, William J, Curtis S, Bordia S, 2021. Gender pay gap reporting in Australia - time for an upgrade. The Australian National University: Canberra.

Research grants and awards


The health system costs of women who experience domestic violence (with Deborah Loxton, Bronwyn Loong, Dana Hanna, Peta Forder). Funded by RSFAS cross-discipline grant 2018 and 2019.

Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies (with Maggie Lee). Funded by Australian Government Department of Health 2021.


2019: ANU Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (ECR)

2018: CBE Award for Teaching Excellence (ECR)

2014 - 2016: RSFAS PhD top up scholarship (ANU)

2014 - 2015: AH Pollard scholarship for PhD (Actuaries Institute)

2015: Crawford School Public Policy Professional Development Scholarships for HDR Students (ANU)

2012 - 2016: Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship for PhD studies

2003: ANU University Medal

2003: Trowbridge Prize for Control Cycle

2003: AMP Prize for Honours Thesis

2003: ANU Honours Scholarship

2002: Swiss Re Life and Health Prize for Actuarial Techniques

Research engagement and outreach

Research Affiliate with the Global Institute of Women's Leadership (ANU)

Advisor for The Social Outcomes Lab

Prior to joining the university, Jananie worked in actuarial roles in the general insurance and investment advisory industry in Australia and the UK.


Jananie William teaches advanced actuarial courses including the Actuarial Control Cycle 2 and Advanced General Insurance. Jananie’s teaching excellence was recognised through the CBE Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career) in 2018 and the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career) in 2019.

Current Teaching:

Advanced General Insurance

Actuarial Control Cycle 2 (ACST 4032/8041)