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prof. dr. F. Janssen

Associate Professor with ius promovendi (Faculty of Spatial Sciences & NIDI)
prof. dr. F. Janssen

Fanny Janssen is Associate Professor with ius promovendi at the Department of Demography, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Title of her chair is: Mortality & Ageing. In addition, she holds a secondment of 0.5 fte at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI-KNAW) in The Hague.

She holds a Bachelor in Human Geography and a Master in Demography, both obtained at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. In addition she has obtained a Master degree in Epidemiology at the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, Rotterdam. November 2005 she has obtained the PhD degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, based on her PhD thesis entitled 'Determinants of trends in old-age mortality in seven European countries,1950 to 1999' under the guidance of Johan Mackenbach and Anton Kunst.

As a demographer, epidemiologist and geographer, Fanny Janssen’s main research themes are sex and country variations in mortality levels and trends in Europe, and the importance of lifestyle factors therein. This information she uses to advance the forecast of future mortality and life expectancy for the Netherlands and Europe.

May 2014, Fanny Janssen obtained a prestigious Dutch research fellowship (VIDI) from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research to further advance her work over a period of five years (till end of December 2019). The full title of her research proposal was "Smoking, alcohol and obesity - ingredients for improved and robust mortality projections". See for the research project website. 

April 2018, Fanny Janssen received the prestigious Allianz European Demographer Award, which honours outstanding research in the field of population studies on demographic change in Europe. See here.

Last modified:20 February 2020 06.22 a.m.

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9747 AD Groningen
The Netherlands

Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute