Bridget Browne

Bridget Browne


Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Statistics

Senior Lecturer
Room 3.58, CBE Bld (26C)
Research areas

Actuarial studies; Life insurance; Longevity; Long term care and aged care; Mortality modelling; Life insurance-linked securities.


Bridget Browne is a Senior Lecturer in Actuarial Studies and a Partner at Ernst & Young.  Bridget is a Fellow of both the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.  She is also an affiliate member of the French Institut des Actuaires and qualified as a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary. Bridget’s research interests include life insurance and longevity, particularly as they apply to long term care and aged care.  She has also done work on mortality modelling and life insurance-linked securities, including pandemic risk.  Bridget is especially interested in the application of enterprise risk management principles in practice. Her research has been published in leading scholarly journals including Annals of Actuarial Science.

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Research publications

Huang, F & Browne, B 2017, 'Mortality forecasting using a modified Continuous Mortality Investigation Mortality Projections Model for China I: methodology and country-level results', Annals of Actuarial Science, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 20-45.

Bruhn, A, Whiting, B, Browne, B et al 2017, 'Introducing Enterprise Risk Management into the University Classroom: A Case Study', Risk Management and Insurance Review, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 99-131pp.

Bruhn, A, Whiting, B, Browne, B et al, eds, 2017, Can Universities hit the mark with specialist actuarial education? An initial ERM Case Study. Actuarial Research Clearing House, ARCH 2017.2, Society of Actuaries.

Tang, C, Browne, B & Bruhn, A 2015, 'Valuing Annuities Based on Alternative Mortality Projections', Australian Journal of Actuarial Practice, vol. 3, no. -, pp. 23-33.

Browne, B 2015, 'Recent Australian insured lives mortality: a review of the Actuaries Institute/Financial Services Council 2004 to 2008 Lump Sum Graduation', Australian Journal of Actuarial Practice, vol. 3, pp. 99-106pp.

Browne, B 2014, 'Relative compression or expansion of morbidity: further evidence from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010', Actuarial Research Clearing House (ARCH), vol. 2, no. June 25, 2014, pp. 1-14pp.

Huynh, A, Browne, B & Bruhn, A 2014, 'Catastrophic mortality bonds: analysing basis risk and hedge effectiveness', Australian Journal of Actuarial Practice, vol. 1, no. 2014, pp. 45-62.

Browne, B 2013, Long Term Care Insurance: A Survey of Providers' Attitudes.

Browne, B 2013, 'Long term care insurance: A survey of insurer attitudes', The 12th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing, ed. Kate O'Loughlin and Lindy Clemson, University of Sydney, Sydney, pp. 69-73.

Huynh, A, Bruhn, A & Browne, B 2013, 'A Review of Catastrophic Risks for Life Insurers', Risk Management and Insurance Review, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 233-266.

Browne, B, Bruhn, A & Huynh, A 2013, 'The Geneva Association Potential consequences of pandemic risks', Asia Insurance Review, pp. 62-63.

Browne, B, Bruhn, A & Huynh, A 2013, Potential Consequences of Pandemic Risks, Health and Ageing Newsletter, no. 28, April 2013, The Geneva Association, pp. 1-4.

Browne, B 2012, 'International mortality - launch of Mortality Working Group 'Information Base'', Actuary Australia, No.167, November 2012, pp. 24 - 25.

Singh, S & Browne, B 2012, 'Reincarnation of PS100', Actuary Australia, No. 167, March 2012, pp. 14 - 17.

Browne, B A, Healthy Longevity (August 24, 2011). Available at SSRN:

Browne, B 2011, 'Long Term Care Insurance in Australia - A Long Time Coming?', Actuary Australia, No. 162, August 2011, pp. 5 - 7.

Telford, P, Browne, B, Collinge, E et al 2011, 'Developments in the Management of Annuity Business', British Actuarial Journal, vol. 16, no. 03, pp. 471-551.

Browne, B 2011, 'Projecting future mortality', in Emma McWilliam (ed.), Longevity Risk, Risk Books, London, pp. 91-122.

Browne BA, Duchassaing J, Suter F, (2010) Longevity: A 'Simple' Stochastic Modelling of Mortality, British Actuarial Journal, Volume 15 (supplement)


Research engagement and outreach

Member of the CERA Review Panel

Past Chair of the Faculty for Commercial Actuarial Practice (Module 4 of Part III in the Actuaries Institute Fellowship qualification) and Course Leader for Enterprise Risk Management stream

Past Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Actuarial Practice

Past Chief Examiner of Course 2A Life Insurance (Module 2 of Part III in the Actuaries Institute Fellowship qualification)

Bridget joined EY in 2015 and ANU in 2011 after having served as Life Chief Pricing Actuary at Partner Reinsurance Europe Ltd where she was responsible for all aspects of pricing of Partner Re’s Life portfolio worldwide, including mortality and longevity transactions in both reinsurance and securitised forms.  Prior to her work with Partner Re, Bridget worked in a variety of actuarial roles with Zurich Financial Services and Hazell Carr.


ACST4060/ACST8060 Enterprise Risk Management 1

ACST4031/ACST8040 Actuarial Control Cycle A1

ACST4032/ACST8041 Actuarial Control Cycle A2

ACST8051 Special Topics in Actuarial Studies - Life Insurance

STAT3038/STAT6045 Actuarial Techniques

STAT2032/STAT6046 Financial Mathematics