Professor James Brown is the ABS Professor of Official Statistics.
James received his B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics with Actuarial Studies (1993) and completed his M.Sc. (with distinction) in Social Statistics (1996), both from the University of Southampton. He completed his Ph.D. (University of Southampton, 2000) in the area of census coverage assessment and adjustment, work which started 15 years of collaboration with the Office for National Statistics in the UK.
Since 1999 he has held positions as Lecturer, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton with responsibility for MSc in Official Statistics; Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Education (University of London) with responsibility for quantitative methods teaching within the Doctoral School; Reader at the University of Southampton with responsibility for the Methodology Support Contract with the Office for National Statistics. He joined UTS in September 2013 with a role to develop links between the University and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
James is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (Member and then Chair of the Official Statistics Committee, 2010 to 2012) and Member of the British Society for Population Studies. He also served as a member of the ESRC Grants Assessment Panel B in the UK prior to joining UTS.
James has previously held editorial positions as Associate Editor for JRSS(A) (2013-2015) and as a member of the Editorial Board for Population Studies (2013-2016). He is currently:
Member of the Editorial Board, Statistics of Ukraine
Member of the Editorial Board, International Statistical Review
application of multilevel models to the analysis of social data
assessment of census coverage and quality
design and analysis of surveys
use of surveys for policy evaluation
Ph.D., University of Southampton, 2000
M.Sc. in Social Statistics, University of Southampton, 1996
B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics with Actuarial Studies, University of Southampton, 1993
Invited talks, refereed proceedings and other conference outputs
Lee, J., Brown J., Ryan L. M., & Tzavidis N.
(2017). Exploring the Robustness of Log-Gamma vs. Normal for Random Effect Distributions: The Case of COunt Data. International Conference on Robust Statistics.
Giles, M., Zapata M. C., Wright ST., Petoumenos K., Grotowski M., Brown J., et al.
(2016). How do outcomes compare between women and men living with HIV in Australia? An observational study. Sexual Health. 13(2), 155-161. doi: 10.1071/SH15124
Min, Q., Brown J., Padmadas S., Bohua L., Jianan Q., & Falkingham J.
(2016). Gender inequalities in employment and wage-earning among economic migrants in Chinese cities. Demographic Research. 34, 175-202. doi: 10.4054/DemRes.2016.34.6
Carter, D. J., Brown J., & Rahmani A.
(2016). Reading the High Court at a distance: Topic modelling the legal subject matter and judicial activity of the High Court of Australia, 1903–2015. University of New South Wales Law Journal. 39(4), 1300-1354.