Michelle Vhudzijena

Michelle Vhudzijena

Postgraduate Research Student
Risk & Actuarial

School of Risk & Actuarial - PhD in Risk and Actuarial Studies (in progress), University of New South Wales Bachelor of Arts in Biomedical Engineering, Harvard University

About Michelle

Michelle is a PhD student in the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies. Before joining UNSW she worked as an actuarial consultant and biomedical engineering researcher.

Thesis Title: Predictive modelling of mortality, health status and disability using individual level data


  • Prof Michael Sherris
  • Dr Andres Villegas
  • A/Prof Jonathan Ziveyi

Research Interests

  • Mortality modelling and the impact socio-economic risk factors
  • Cause of death mortality modelling
  • Longitudinal data
  • Machine learning
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Mortality tables for developing countries

Research Grants

  • Scientia PhD Scholarship worth $40,000 per annum indexed and $10,000 career development package
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research Supplementary Scholarship of $8,000 per annum