James is a senior lecturer within the Epidemiological Modelling Unit at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. There he undertakes research to improve the effectiveness of tuberculosis (TB) control programs through modelling in collaboration with A/Prof Manoj Gambhir and Prof Allen Cheng. He submitted his PhD in 2015 under the supervision of Prof Emma McBryde of James Cook University, with whom he continues to collaborate closely as part of the Australian Tuberculosis Modelling Network (AuTuMN). This organisation aims to provide country-level support for TB control programs and is currently undertaking such analyses in the Philippines and Fiji, while past modelling work has simulated TB responses in Papua New Guinea, India, China and South Africa. James also works clinically as a respiratory, sleep and general physician, as well as undertaking policy and advocacy work as a public health physician.