James has researched and published widely in the field of public sector accounting and performance reporting. He was the recipient of an ARC Linkage Grant focusing on public private partnerships. He has made submissions to a range of Parliamentary committees and inquiries into public sector accounting and auditing across Australia. He has influenced policies on public sector accounting, performance measurement, auditing and non-financial performance measures and has contributed to a number of Committees on Public Accounts, including Responsibility in Annual Reports of Public Business Enterprises. The attached document highlights his contributions.