Prof. dr. F. (Fanny) Janssen


Fanny Janssen is Associate Professor in Mortality and Ageing at the Department of Demography, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Since September 2014 she has a secondment of 0.2fte at NIDI, which was extended to 0.5fte as of September 2019.. Fanny Jansen holds a Bachelor in Human Geography (Groningen), a Master in Demography (Groningen) and Epidemiology (Rotterdam) and a PhD in Medical Demography from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

She conducts research on mortality and healthy ageing at the population level in the Netherlands and Europe. Her research focusses on mortality differences between men and women, between countries/regions, over time and across generations. She also conducts research on the role of health-related lifestyle factors (smoking, alcohol, obesity), with the aim to improve mortality forecasting. May 2014, she obtained a prestigious Dutch research fellowship for her research Smoking, alcohol and obesity – ingredients for improved and robust mortality projections. She is winner of the European Demography award 2018.


Associate professor of Mortality and Ageing at the Population Research Centre, University of Groningen


Mortality, determinants, projection, ageing


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