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Leonie Tickle

Leonie Tickle
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Position: Associate Professor - Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies
  • Qualifications: BEc Macq., BA Macq., FIAA

Contact Details

Areas of Expertise

  • mortality forecasting
  • mortality modelling and analysis
  • longevity risk and insurance

Profile

Leonie Tickle is an Associate Professor in Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University. Her research focuses on the modelling, analysis and forecasting of mortality in the general population and for insured lives, and she has received both the H M Jackson and the A M Parker prizes of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia for this work. Her teaching has been recognised by two Macquarie University awards as well as a national Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Leonie has served on a number of committees of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia in the areas of experience analysis, education, leadership and research, and on the International Actuarial Association Education Committee.

Research areas

Assoc Prof Tickle's research focuses on mortality forecasting, mortality modelling and analysis, and longevity risk and insurance.

Publications

journal toggle icon open Refereed Journal Articles

  • Li, J., Tickle, L. and Parr, N. (forthcoming). A multi-population evaluation of the Poisson common factor model for projecting mortality jointly for both sexes. Journal of Population Research.
  • de Jong, P., Tickle, L. and Xu, J. (2016). Coherent modeling of male and female mortality using Lee–Carter in a complex number framework. Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 71, 130-137.
  • Parr, N., Li, J. and Tickle, L. (2016). A cost of living longer: Projections of the effects of prospective mortality improvement on economic support ratios for eighteen more advanced economies. Population Studies, 70(2), 181-200.
  • Hoadley, S., Wood, L.N., Tickle, L. and Kyng, T. (2016). Applying threshold concepts to finance education. Education and Training, 58(5), 476-491.
  • Booth, H., Tickle, L. and Zhu, J. (2016). Epidemiological transition in Australia – the last hundred years. Canadian Studies in Population, 43(1-2), 23-47.
  • Tickle, L. (2016). Understanding the age and cause drivers of recent longevity trends in Australia. Journal of Population Research, 33(2), 97-121.
  • Hoadley, S., Tickle, L., Wood, L. and Kyng, T. (2015) Threshold concepts in finance: Conceptualizing the curriculum. International Journal for Mathematics Education in Science and Technology, 46(6), 824–840.
  • Tickle, L., Kyng, T. and Wood, L.N. (2014) The role of universities in preparing graduates to use software in the financial services workplace. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 45(2), 200-213.
  • Tickle, L. and Booth, H. (2014) The longevity prospects of Australian seniors: An evaluation of forecast method and outcome. Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance, 8(2), 149-327.
  • Kyng, T., Tickle, L. and Wood, L. (2013) Perceptions of the software skills of graduates by employers in the financial services industry. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 44 (8), 1224-1238.
  • Kyng, T., Tickle, L. and Wood, L. (2013) Academics' perceptions of the use and relevance of software in quantitative and financial disciplines. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 44(2), 214-231.
  • Madden, R., Tickle, L., Jackson Pulver, L. and Ring, I. (2012). Estimating Indigenous Life Expectancy: pitfalls with consequences. Journal of Population Research, 29(3): 269-281.
  • Neville, S. E., Taylor, L, Moore, H., Madden, R., Ring, I. Jackson Pulver, L. and Tickle, L. (2011). Using linkage between hospital and ABS mortality data to enhance reporting of deaths among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35: 543–548.
  • Kyng, T., Tickle, L. and Wood, L. (2011). 'Graduates use of technical software in financial services.' in: M. Lau and S. Sugden (eds.) Applications of Spreadsheets in Education:  The Amazing Power of a Simple Tool, Bentham Science Publishers.
  • Booth, H. and Tickle, L. (2008). Mortality modeling and forecasting: A review of methods. Annals of Actuarial Science, 3(I and II), pp. 3-44.
  • Booth, H., Hyndman, R., Tickle, L. and de Jong, P. (2006). Lee-Carter mortality forecasting: A multi-country comparison of variants and extensions. Demographic Research, 15 (9), pp. 289-310.
  • De Jong, P. and Tickle, L. (2006). Extending Lee-Carter forecasting. Mathematical Population Studies, 13, pp. 1-18.
  • Booth, H., Tickle, L., & Smith, L. (2005). Evaluation of the variants of the Lee-Carter method of forecasting mortality: a multi-country comparison. New Zealand Population Review, 31(1), pp. 13-34.
  • Tickle, L. (2004). Causes of death among Australian insured lives. Australian Actuarial Journal, 10(4), pp. 623-694.
  • Booth, H. & Tickle, L. (2004). Beyond three score years and ten: Prospects for longevity in Australia. People and Place, 12(1), pp. 15-27.
  • Booth, H. & Tickle, L. (2003). The future aged: New projections of Australia's elderly population. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 22(4), pp. 196-202.
  • Chan, P., Gale, A. P., Mak, A. T., Muir, P. R., Murphy, C. D., O'Carra, S., Tickle, L. G., Whittaker, G., Wildgoose, J. Y. (2001). Graduated Tables IA95-97 M and F. Institute of Actuaries of Australia: Sydney.
  • Chan, P., Gale, A. P., Mak, A. T., Muir, P. R., Murphy, C. D., O'Carra, S., Tickle, L. G., Whittaker, G., Wildgoose, J. Y. (2000). Report on the Industry Funds Investigation, Australian Actuarial Journal, 6(4), 665-728.
  • IAAust Mortality Committee. (2000). TPD experience by occupation and gender: Discussion paper for the IAAust Life Insurance Forum. Institute of Actuaries of Australia: Sydney.
  • Brennan, C. M., Chan, P., Gale, A. P., Mak, A. T., Muir, P. R., Murphy, C. D., Tickle, L. G., Wildgoose, J. Y. & Whittaker, G. (1999). Report on the Mortality Investigation 1995-97. Proceedings of the 1999 convention of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, 1-160.
  • Tickle, L. (1998). Sex discrimination and underlying mortality differentials. Singapore International Insurance and Actuarial Journal, 2(1), pp. 73-100.
  • Mortality Committee of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia. (1998). Australian mortality experience. Australian Actuarial Journal, 1, pp. 147-153.
  • Brodaty, H., MacCuspie-Moore, C. M., Tickle, L. & Luscombe, G. (1997). Depression, diagnostic sub-type and death: a 25 year follow-up study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 46, pp. 233-242.
  • Tickle, L. G. (1997). Insured lives cause of death experience, 1990-1994. Proceedings of the 1997 Centenary Convention of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, V, pp. 45-85.
  • Tickle, L. G. (1997). Sex discrimination and underlying mortality differentials. Proceedings of the 1997 Centenary Convention of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, III, pp. 116-154.
  • Blackhall, S. G., Chan, P., Land, R. J., McInerney, F. M., Muir, P. R., Pollard, J. H., Tickle, L. G., Whittaker, G. & Wildgoose, J. Y. (1997). Sub-standard lives experience: Mortality investigation 1990-1994. Proceedings of the 1997 Centenary Convention of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, V, pp. 1-44.
  • Tickle, L. G. (1997). The sex differential in mortality rates and underlying factors. Actuarial Studies and Demography Department Research Paper Series, Macquarie University, 006/97, pp. 1-51
  • Tickle, L. G. (1996). Mortality trends in the United Kingdom, 1982 to 1992. Population Trends, 86, pp. 21 - 28.
  • Blackhall, S. G., Chan, P., Gratton, W. K., Land, R. J., Muir, P. R., Pollard, J. H., Tickle, L. G., Whittaker, G. & Wildgoose, J. Y. (1996). Report on the mortality investigation 1992-1994. Institute of Actuaries of Australia.
  • Tickle, L. G. (1995). Term life mortality experience 1990-1993. Quarterly Journal of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, September 1995, pp. 2-42.
  • Farmer, J. & Tickle, L. (1995). A note on occupancy probabilities in multiple state models. Quarterly Journal of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, June 1995, pp. 36 - 39.
  • Barrett, D., Edwards, B. A., Gratton, W. K., Kerr, D. I. C., Muir, P. R., Pollard, J. H., Tickle, L. G., Whittaker, G. & Wildgoose, J. (1995). Report on the mortality investigation 1990-1992. Quarterly Journal of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, March 1995, pp. 60-87.
  • Barrett, D., Edwards, B. A., Gratton, W. K., Kerr, D. I. C., Laing, R. H., Muir, P. R., Pollard, J. H., Tickle, L. G., Whittaker, G. & Wildgoose, J. (1995). Mortality investigation IA 90-92 M and F: Graduated mortality tables. Quarterly Journal of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, March 1995, pp. 88-109.
  • Barrett, D., Blackhall, S. G., Edwards, B. A., Gratton, W. K., Laing, R. H., Muir, P. R., Pollard, J. H., Tickle, L. G., Whittaker, G. & Wildgoose, J. (1995). Report on the industry funds investigation. Transactions of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, 1995, II, pp. 1338-1366.
  • Barrett, D., Edwards, B. A., Gratton, W. K., Kerr, D. I. C., Muir, P. R., Pollard, J. H., Tickle, L. G., Whittaker, G. & Wildgoose, J. (1993). Report of the mortality committee. Transactions of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, II, pp. 1102-1147.

conference toggle icon open Conferences and Presentations

  • "Seeing the wood and the trees: Across-subject, coordinated, industry-relevant assessment", International Conference on Assessment for Learning in Higher Education, Hong Kong University, 15 May 2015.
  • "Seeing the Wood and the Trees: Coordinated, industry-relevant assessment in Actuarial Studies", Australasian Actuarial Education and Research Symposium, Curtin University, WA, 8 December 2014.
  • "Understanding recent trends in causes of death in Australia" (invited plenary speaker), The Ageing Tsunami: Fact or Fiction, NNSWLHD Aged Care Symposium, Ballina, 31 July–1 August 2014.
  • "Costs of the NDIS: Emerging scheme experience", Investing in people with disability: Financing and costs of the NDIS, Sydney, 4 June 2015.
  • "Grey Expectations: How Long Will We Live?", 46th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference "Grey Expectations: Ageing in the 21st Century", Sydney, 28 November 2013.
  • "Understanding recent trends in Australian mortality: A decomposition analysis of life expectancy change by age and cause", Innovations in Australian Mortality Research: Analysis, Models and Methods, ANU, Canberra, 11 November 2013.
  • "Perceptions of the use and relevance of software in teaching", International Improving University Teaching Conference, Innsbruck, July 2012.

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  • Associate Supervisor of Susan Hoadley – PhD-Marketing and Management Research – Completed 2015
  • Associate Supervisor of Tandy (Jianhui ) Xu - PhD-Actuarial Studies Research - Full Time - Completed 2014
  • Associate Supervisor of Jackie Li – PhD- Marketing and Management Research – Completed 2014

Teaching

  • ACST355: Contingent Payments II (Unit coordinator, lectures and tutorials)
  • ACST402: Actuarial Control Cycle 1 (Unit coordinator, some lectures)
  • ACST356: Mathematical Theory of Risk (Unit coordinator, lectures and tutorials)

Research

Mortality forecasting, mortality modelling and analysis, and longevity risk and insurance.

Committee / Board Membership

  • Macquarie University Research Development Grants Panel