At Tsinghua University James sat on student government and worked with the Gates Foundation advising the People’s Congress on the 2019 Vaccine Law. He completed field research in Guizhou province for his thesis exploring surgical outcomes for children with oral cleft.
Previously, James studied Arts and Law degrees at Melbourne’s Monash University, where he focused on governance in post-conflict environments, and was selected by DFAT as an inaugural scholar for Myanmar under the New Colombo Plan.
James enjoys writing, running and is in search for the perfect tiramisu recipe. He is a volunteer forecaster with the Centre for Security and Emerging Technology and is working on a book on platform technologies.