School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science

About

Prior to joining SMSAS in 2017 as Lecturer in Statistics, James was a Research Associate at Imperial College London.

Contact Information

Address

Room 269

back to top

Publications

Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Article
Zhou, B. et al. (2018). Contributions of mean and shape of blood pressure distribution to worldwide trends and variations in raised blood pressure: a pooled analysis of 1018 population-based measurement studies with 88.6 million participants. International Journal of Epidemiology [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyy016.
Ezzati, M., Di Cesare, M. and Bentham, J. (2018). Determining the worldwide prevalence of obesity – Authors' reply. The Lancet [Online] 391:1774. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30781-5.
Pearson-Stuttard, J. et al. (2018). Worldwide burden of cancer attributable to diabetes and high body-mass index : a comparative risk assessment. Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology [Online] 6:e6-e15. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-8587(18)30150-5.
Pearson-Stuttard, J. et al. (2017). The global burden of cancer attributable to diabetes and high body mass index: a comparative risk assessment. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology [Online] 6:95-104. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-8587(17)30366-2.
Kengne, A. et al. (2017). Trends in obesity and diabetes across regions in Africa from 1980 to 2014: an analysis of pooled population-based studies. International Journal of Epidemiology [Online] 46:1421-1432. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyx078.
Ueda, P. et al. (2017). Laboratory-based and office-based risk scores and charts to predict 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease in 182 countries: a pooled analysis of prospective cohorts and health surveys. Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology [Online] 5:196-213. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2213-8587(17)30015-3.
Bentham, J. and NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), (2017). Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128·9 million children, adolescents, and adults. Lancet [Online] 390:16-22. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(17)32129-3.
Zhou, B. et al. (2016). Worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015: a pooled analysis of 1479 population-based measurement studies with 19·1 million participants. Lancet [Online] 389:37-55. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31919-5.
Morris, D. et al. (2016). Genome-wide association meta-analysis in Chinese and European individuals identifies ten new loci associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. Nature Genetics [Online] 48:940-946. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ng.3603.
Bentham, J. and NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), (2016). Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: a pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19·2 million participants. Lancet [Online] 387:1377-1396. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30054-X.
Bentham, J. and NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), (2016). Worldwide trends in diabetes since 1980: a pooled analysis of 751 population-based studies with 4.4 million participants. Lancet [Online] 387:1513-1530. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00618-8.
Bentham, J. (2016). A century of trends in adult human height. eLife [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.13410.001.
Bentham, J. et al. (2015). Genetic association analyses implicate aberrant regulation of innate and adaptive immunity genes in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus. Nature Genetics [Online] 47:1457-1464. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1038/ng.3434.
Bentham, J. and NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), (2015). Effects of diabetes definition on global surveillance of diabetes prevalence and diagnosis: a pooled analysis of 96 population-based studies with 331288 participants. Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology [Online] 3:624-637. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-8587(15)00129-1.
Bentham, J. and Vyse, T. (2013). The development of genome-wide association studies and their application to complex diseases, including lupus. Lupus [Online] 22:1205-1213. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961203313492870.
Bentham, J. and Hand, D. (2011). Data mining from a patient safety database: the lessons learned. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery [Online] 24:195-217. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10618-011-0225-y.
Total publications in KAR: 16 [See all in KAR]
back to top

Research Interests

  • Bayesian hierarchical models and MCMC methods
  • Analysis of large datasets
  • Statistical genetics
  • Analysis of text-based data
back to top

Teaching

MA319: Probability and Statistics for Actuarial Science
MA529: Probability and Statistics for Actuarial Science 2
MA884: Principles of Data Collection back to top

School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS), Sibson Building, Parkwood Road, Canterbury, CT2 7FS

Contact us

Last Updated: 07/09/2018