The experience


At MBS, we offer a comprehensive program to support your learning, develop your skills and enrich your degree. We encourage you to be involved both on and off campus, and to make the most of your time outside the classroom.

Top-Tier Research & High-Quality Teaching

Professor Johnny Li
Professor Johnny Li, Actuarial Studies PhD Director

Professor Johnny Li

Professor Johnny Li is the deputy Director of the Centre for Actuarial Studies and is a co-editor of the North American Actuarial Journal and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association. His research has earned several awards, including an Annual Prize from the North American Actuarial Journal, the Harold D. Skipper Best Paper Award from the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association, and the Edward A. Lew Award from the Society of Actuaries. Recently, he has joined Eckler Canada as an advisor on the company’s predictive modelling work. He has also worked collaboratively with the Society of Actuaries and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries on various research projects.

Areas of expertise for supervision include:
  • Longevity Risk Modelling
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Climate Change and Weather Derivatives
  • Law and Actuarial Science
  • Reverse Mortgages

Meet our Academics

Student experience

Jiannan Zhang
Jiannan Zhang,
PhD candidate Actuarial Studies

Jiannan Zhang

"The PhD program at the University of Melbourne is highly regarded by every employer, not only within Australia, but all around the world. The impact of studying this course on me will be enormous - it will not just give me the chance to develop my academic skills and improve my capability of research, but will help me know the relevant industry in deep and begin my career at a higher starting point."

Meet our Graduate Research students

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