Dr James Baglin is a Senior Lecturer of statistics in the School of Science and Program Manager for both the Master of Analytics and the Master of Statistics and Operations Research.
Dr James Baglin is a Senior Lecturer, Statistics, in the School of Science, Mathematical Sciences, RMIT University and Program Manager for the Master of Analytics and Master of Statistics and Operations Research.
James has won multiple teaching awards delivering online and blended postgraduate statistics courses.
James is a full member of the Science, Health and Engineering Educational Research (SHEER) Centre through which he collaborates with colleagues on nationally competitive learning and teaching grants.
James’ primary research areas include educational technology, statistics education, data visualisation and biostatistics.
Since 2012, James has acted as the representative on International Statistics Institute (ISI) Young Statisticians Committee for the International Association of Statistical Education (IASE).
Honours and awards
- Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, Outstanding Good Teaching Scale Award (various courses, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016)
- RMIT Teaching Commendation, Flexible Learning and Teaching Program Award (2014)
- RMIT LEAD Commendation for Student Volunteer, RMIT University (2008)
James’ key research and supervision areas include statistics education, educational technology, data visualisation and applied biostatistics.
James has represented the International Association for Statistics Education (IASE) on the International Statistics Institute (ISI) Young Statisticians Committee since 2012.
James has acted as a Topic Convenor for the 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS) in Flagstaff, Arizona (2014), and is a reviewer for specialised statistics education journals including Technology Innovations in Statistics Education, Teaching Statistics and the Statistics Education Research Journal.
In addition to attracting nationally competitive funding, James also remains active in internal learning and teaching projects, which have included the following:
- 2016: Team Member: RMIT University, LTIF: Improving the Student Experience through Learning Analytics ($42,000)
- 2014: Project Leader: RMIT University, LTIF: Mathematics and statistics pathways: Connecting with secondary schools to enrich the teaching of data analysis using innovative technology ($30,000)
- 2011: Team Member: RMIT University, STeLR: Evaluating the use of innovative online virtual environment for authentic student learning and assessment of scientific research design and statistical aspects ($6,900)
- 2011: Team Member: RMIT University, College of Science, Engineering and Health (SEH) Special Project Funding: Biostatistics - A globally delivered multimedia showcase ($45,000)
- 2007: Team Member, Learning and Teaching Investment Fund (LTIF): Understanding and interpreting the statistical analyses in psychology, biomedical and complementary medicine journal articles through integrated online learning: statsBOARD (stats Based On Articles Relevant to Discipline) ($26,000)
James is the Program Manager for the Master of Analytics and Master of Statistics and Operations Research. James also coordinates and delivers online and blended postgraduate statistics courses.
Current teaching responsibilities include the following:
- PhD, RMIT University, 2013
- BAppSc (Psych)(Hons), RMIT University, 2008
Dr Baglin has a range of statistical consulting experience working with community and health organisations.
- 2016-2017: Victoria Legal Aid: Evaluation of Victoria Legal Aid and the Department of Education and Training's 'Learning the Law' Education Kit
- 2013: Victoria Legal Aid (VLA): Assessing the value of “What’s the Law?” Australian law for new arrivals
- 2013: The Victorian Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders and Department of Justice (VACRO): Parenting Status of Community Corrections Clients – Informing Service Planning Project
- 2011: Barwon Health, Geelong Hospital: Predicting survival of major surgery patients using cardiopulmonary exercise testing
- 2011: Barwon Health, Geelong Hospital: Predicting therapeutic seizures in electroconvulsive therapy for the treatment of severe mental illness
- 2011: School of Allied Health, La Trobe University: A simplified method of identifying the trained retinal locus for the purpose of eccentric viewing training
- Cooper, G.,Baglin, J.,Strathdee, R. (2017). Access to higher education: Does distance impact students' intentions to attend university? In: National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) Perth, Australia
- Huynh, M.,Baglin, J. (2017). Teaching statistics through data investigations in Australian secondary schools: An island-based pilot project In: International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 25, 49 - 64
- McLaughlin, P.,Chester, A.,Baglin, J. (2016). The global canopy In: Department of Ecuation and Training Canberra, Australia
- Baglin, J.,Grant, S. (2016). Exploring the impact of visual representations of variation on informal statistical inference In: Proceedings of the 9th Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics, Canberra, Australia, 8-9 December 2016
- Huynh, M.,Baglin, J.,Hart, C.,MacGillivray, H.,Bulmer, M.,Dunn, P.,Marshman, M. (2016). Teachers' perceptions of teaching statistics in schools using the islands In: Proceedings of the 9th Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics, Canberra, Australia, 8-9 December 2016
- Tirlea, L.,Baglin, J.,Huynh, M.,Elphinstone, B. (2016). A pilot experimental study comparing different active learning strategies for understanding sampling In: Proceedings of the 9th Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics, Canberra, Australia, 8-9 December 2016
- Baglin, J.,Hart, C.,Stow, S. (2016). (In Press) The statistical knowledge gap in Higher Degree by Research students: the supervisors' perspective In: Higher Education Research and Development, , 1 - 15
- Greaves, R.,Pitkin, J.,Ho, C.,Baglin, J.,Hunt, R.,Zacharin, M. (2015). Hormone modeling in preterm neonates: establishment of pituitary and steroid hormone reference intervals In: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 100, 1097 - 1103
- Baglin, J. (2015). Virtualising the quantitative research methods course: an island-based approach In: Statistics Education Research Journal, 14, 28 - 52
- Baglin, J.,Huynh, M. (2015). Using the island to teach statistics through data investigations: A pilot project in Australian secondary schools In: Proceedings of The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (formerly UniServe Science Conference), Perth, Australia, 30 September - 2 October 2015
- STEM in situ - Imagining entrepreneurial futures.. Funded by: Women in STEM Programme Grants 2016 from (2016 to 2018)
- The Global Canopy: linking international inbound students with domestic outbound students for improved learning and global connections. Funded by: Office for Learning and Teaching Grant 2014 from (2014 to 2016)
- Virtualising Science: Using an Online World to Immerse Junior Secondary School Students in Real Applications of Maths and Science Curriculum. Funded by: Office for Learning and Teaching Grant 2014 from (2014 to 2016)
- Urine Steroid Metabolomic Studies by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry to Aid the Diagnosis of Disorders of Sexual Development in Vietnamese Children. Funded by: Asia-Pacific Federation for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine Research Grant 2014 from (2014 to 2015)
2 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions3 PhD Current Supervisions