Alex James

Associate ProfessorAlex James

Jack Erskine 624
Internal Phone: 92425


Research Interests

My research interests focus on mathematical modelling, taking real life problems and using mathematics to explore their phenomenology and underlying principles. A key theme running through all my research projects is the drive to find simple models that can give qualitative solutions.

Recent Publications

  • Barrett-Walker T., Plank MJ., Ka'ai-Mahuta R., Hikuroa D. and James A. (2020) Kia kaua te reo e rite ki te moa, ka ngaro: Do not let the language suffer the same fate as the Moa. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 17(162)
  • Brower A. and James A. (2020) Research performance and age explain less than half of the gender pay gap in New Zealand universities. PLoS ONE 15(1)
  • Köhnke MC., Binny RN., Holland EP. and James A. (2020) The necessity of tailored control of irrupting pest populations driven by pulsed resources. Theoretical Ecology 13(2): 261-275.
  • Steyn N., Binny R., Kannah K., Hendy S., James A., Kukutai T., Lustig A., McLeod M., Plank MJ. and Ridings K. (2020) Estimated inequities in COVID-19 infection fatality rates by ethnicity for Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal 133: 28-39.
  • Hackney M., James A. and Plank MJ. (2019) Emergence of balanced harvesting in an agent-based model of an open-access small-scale fishery. Mathematical Biosciences 316