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Associate Professor Jim Cross

Jim is an Associate Professor of Mathematics in the School of Science.


Jim has over 30 years of experience in higher education as an academic and senior leader. He has received a variety of awards including the University Medal and award for excellence in promotion of students in postgraduate research.

Jim has taught a wide range of mathematics, statistics and research preparation units at ECU and  the former colleges since 1978. He is currently the Associate Dean, International and has worked in a number of academic leadership positions within the Faculty as Head of Department of Mathematics and Associate Dean.

Jim is a Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society and a member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and  the Natural Resource Modelling Association. Jim has initiated and contributed to international projects in South East Asia including  AusAid and World Bank Projects, international education research and international conferences /workshops.

Research Areas and Interests

  • International Education
  • Time Series Analysis and Modelling
  • Time Series Analysis of Infectious Disease Incidence and interventions.
  • International Engagement for Sustainability


  • , The Australian National University, 1982.
  • , The University of Newcastle, 1974.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Aboagye-Sarfo, P., Cross, J., Mueller, U., (2017), Intervention time series analysis of voluntary, counselling and testing on HIV infections in West African sub-region: the case of Ghana. Journal of Applied Statistics, 44(4), 571-582, DOI: 10.1080/02664763.2016.1177501.
  • Aboagye-Sarfo, P., Mueller, U., Cross, J., (2015), The impact of the activities of Ghana AIDS Commission on new HIV infections in Ghana: An intervention time series analysis. HIV & AIDS Review, 14(4), 97-103, Warsaw, Poland, Elsevier Urban & Partner Sp. z o.o., DOI: 10.1016/j.hivar.2015.03.003.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Time Series Analysis Of Hiv Incidence Cases In Ghana: Trends, Predictions And Impact Of Interventions
  • Modelling Time Series Using Time Varying Coefficient Autoregressive Models; With Applications To Several Data Sets
  • Digital Morphometry: A Taxonomy Of Morphological Filters And Feature Parameters With Application To Alzheimers's Disease Research
  • Master of Science (Mathematics and Planning),  Methods For The Estimation Of Missing Values In Time Series.
  • A Comparison Of Advanced Time Series Models For Environmental Dependend Stock Recruitment Of The Western Rock Lobster
  • The Mathematical Modelling Of The Ross River Virus Transmission
  • Development Of Self-adaptive Back Propagation And Derivative Free Training Algorithms In Artificial Neural Networks

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Space-time Statistical Analysis Of Malaria Morbidity Incidence Cases In Ghana: A Geostatistical Modelling Approach

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Solution Of Traffic Problems By Using Traffic Intensity Estimation And Fuzzy Logic
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Approaches To The Spatial Modeling Of Cancer Incidence And Mortality In Metropolitan Perth, Western Australia, 1990- 2005
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Population Biology Of Two Key Fish Species And The Dynamics And Management Of The Trap Fishery In Beung Borapet, Thailand.
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