James is an associate with Grattan Institute, Australia's leading independent, domestic policy think tank.
He currently works in the Energy and Climate Program. In this role, he has developed an economic model of the National Electricity Market, as well as publishing on the feasibility of achieving net-zero emissions in the electricity sector. He has also analysed green manufacturing opportunities for Australia, particularly using hydrogen to produce low-emissions steel.
Before this, James worked with the Transport and Cities Program to produce two reports on congestion charging, and one on the remarkable capacity of Australian cities to adapt to high levels of population growth.
James has previously worked as a science communicator and freelance data analyst. He has a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) and a Concurrent Diploma of Mathematical Sciences (Statistics) from the University of Melbourne.