Professor James Raymer
Areas of expertise
- Demography 1603
- Migration 160303
- Human Geography 1604
James Raymer's research interests include migration and dynamic population modelling. He has led projects on combining internal migration data, estimating consistent and complete matrices of international migration in Europe, and population forecasting in the United Kingdom. He is currently working on two Australian projects on developing improved population projections for the Indigenous population and studying the demographic consequences of migration to, from and within Australia. In 2017, he will lead a new project on overcoming the problems of inconsistent migration data in the Asia Pacific funded by the Australian Research Council.
James Raymer is a Professor in the School of Demography at the Australian National University. From 2013 to 2016, he served as the Director of the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute before leading the creation of the new School of Demography in 2015 and becoming the Head of School. Prior to that, he worked in the Division of Social Statistics and the ESRC Research Centre for Population Change at the University of Southampton, England. He has published articles in demography, applied statistics, regional science and geography, and has co-authored three books entitled The Indirect Estimation of Migration, Demographic Aspects of Migration and International Migration in Europe.
He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses on migration, population analyses and population projections. For the Master of Demography at ANU, he currently teaches DEMO8047 International Migration, DEMO8063 Spatial Population Data Analysis and DEMO8092 Demographic Modelling.
He obtained his PhD in Geography from the University of Colorado, Boulder, United States.
Qing Guan - Evolution of the Chinese-born population in Australia by period and cohort
Nerida Hunter - Geodemographic and life course perspectives of population ageing in Australia
Marie McAuliffe - Self-agency and asylum: Who, how and why people undertake long and dangerous migration journeys
James O'Donnell - A demographic framework for understanding the dynamics of homelessness
Reiko Okumura-Rougeux - Demographic change and school-to-work transitions of young people in Indonesia
Tita Tabije - Socio-economic structures and population growth in Australia's capital cities
Grants are drawn from ARIES. To add Projects or Grants please contact your College Research Office.
- Accountable fertility treatment: An evidenced-based framework for the provision of cost-effective, patient-centred fertility treatment in Australia (Secondary Investigator)
- The demographic consequences of migration to, from and within Australia (Primary Investigator)
- Improved Indigenous population projections for effective policy and planning (Secondary Investigator)