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Professor Brian Francis

Professor of Social Statistics

  1. Published

    Towards a phenomenology of skill.

    Penn, R. & Francis, B., 1994, Skill and occupational change. Penn, R., Rose, M. & Rubery, J. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 223-243 21 p. (Social change and economic life initiative).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  2. Published

    Newspaper reporting and the public construction of homicide.

    Peelo, M., Francis, B., Pearson, J., Soothill, K. & Ackerley, E., 03/2004, In: British Journal of Criminology. 44, 2, p. 256-275 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  3. Published

    Tackling mixed messages: embedding advanced numeracy in graduate identities.

    Peelo, M. T. & Francis, B., 2009, In: MSOR Connections. 9, 4, p. 23-27 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  4. Published

    Place of final care and death : patterns and preferences among cancer patients in the Morecambe Bay health authority.

    Morris, S. M., Harman, J. C., Gatrell, A. C., Francis, B. J. & Thomas, C., 04/2002, Proceedings of the palliative care congress. Sheffield

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  5. Published

    Factors influencing herbivory by insects on oak trees in pure stands and paired mixtures.

    Moore, R. & Francis, B., 04/1991, In: Journal of Applied Ecology. 28, 1, p. 305-317 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  6. Published

    The responses of Briza media and Koeleria manrantha to drought and re-watering.

    Milnes, K. J., Davies, W. J., Rodwell, J. S. & Francis, B. J., 08/1998, In: Functional Ecology. 12, 4, p. 665-672 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  7. Published

    Prediction of the probability of forest decline damage to Norway spruce using three simple site-independent diagnostic parameters

    Mehlhorn, H., Francis, B. & Wellburn, A., 12/1988, In: New Phytologist. 110, 4, p. 525-534 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  8. Published

    The psychosocial needs of cancer patients : findings from an observational study.

    McIllmurray, M. B., Thomas, C., Francis, B. J., Morris, S., Soothill, K. L. & Al-Hamad, A., 12/2001, In: European Journal of Cancer Care. 10, 4, p. 261-269 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  9. Published

    Psychological needs in cancer: a patient survey.

    McIllmurray, M. B., Morris, S., Thomas, C., Soothill, K. L. & Francis, B. J., 2000, In: Annals of Oncology. 11, Supple, p. 678 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  10. Published

    The psychosocial needs in cancer: a patient survey.

    McIllmurray, M., Morris, S. M., Thomas, C., Soothill, K. L. & Francis, B. J., 10/2000, Proceedings of the 25th ESMO congress. Hamburg

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  11. Published

    Psychosocial needs in cancer patients related to religious belief.

    McIllmurray, M. B., Francis, B. J., Harman, J. C., Morris, S. M., Soothill, K. L. & Thomas, C., 1/01/2003, In: Palliative Medicine. 17, 1, p. 49-54 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  12. Published

    Gambling harm and crime careers

    May-Chahal, C. A., Humphreys, L. N., Clifton, A. K., Francis, B. J. & Reith, G., 1/03/2017, In: Journal of Gambling Studies. 33, 1, p. 65-84 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  13. Published

    Growth responses and delayed winter hardening in Sitka Spruce following summer exposure to ozone.

    Lucas, P., Cottam, D. A., Sheppard, L. J. & Francis, B., 04/1988, In: New Phytologist. 108, 4, p. 495-504 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  14. Published

    Kidnapping offenders: their risk of escalation to repeat offending and other serious crime.

    Liu, J., Francis, B. & Soothill, K., 06/2008, In: Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. 19, 2, p. 164 - 179 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  15. Published

    A Longitudinal Study of Escalation in Crime Seriousness

    Liu, J., Francis, B. & Soothill, K., 06/2011, In: Journal of Quantitative Criminology. 27, 2, p. 175-196 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  16. Published

    Using Cardinality to Compare Quantities: The Role of Social-Cognitive Conflict in Early Numeracy.

    Lewis, C. N., Francis, B. & Muldoon, K., 09/2007, In: Developmental Science. 10, 5, p. 694-711 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  17. Published

    The odds in favour of the genitive: a study of gradience in English

    Leech, G., Francis, B. & Xu, X., 1997, The Locus of meaning: papers in honour of Yoshihiko Ikeganu. Yamanaka, K. & Ohori, T. (eds.). Tokyo: Kuroshi

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  18. Published

    The use of computer corpora in the textual demonstrability of gradience in linguistic categories.

    Leech, G., Francis, B. & Xu, X., 1994, Continuity in Linguistic Semantics. Fuchs, C. & Victorri, B. (eds.). John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 57-76 20 p. (Lingvisticæ Investigationes Supplementa; vol. 19).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  19. Published

    Gay homicide victims in England and Wales: helping the police with their enquiries.

    Leahy, S., Francis, B. J. & Miller, N., 2004, London: Home Office, 33 p. (Home Office Special Interest Series ; vol. 17).

    Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper

  20. Published

    Lancaster Postgraduate Statistics Centre – creating enterprise and innovation in teaching statistics across disciplines.

    Lancaster, G., Francis, B. & Allen, R., 02/2009, In: MSOR Connections. 9, 1, p. 41-46 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  21. Published

    Can the FIFA world cup football (soccer) tournament be associated with an increase in domestic abuse?

    Kirby, S., Francis, B. & O'Flahery, R., 08/2014, In: Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. 51, 3, p. 259-276 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  22. Published

    Using the UK general offender database as a means to measure and analyse organised crime

    Kirby, S., Francis, B., Humphreys, L. & Soothill, K. L., 11/04/2016, In: Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management. 39, 1, p. 78-94 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  23. Published

    The geography of survival from colo-rectal cancer.

    Kim, Y-E., Gatrell, A. C. & Francis, B. J., 04/2000, In: Social Science and Medicine. 50, 7-8, p. 1099-1107 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  24. Published

    Measuring accessibility for remote rural populations.

    Kelly, M., Flowerdew, R., Francis, B. J. & Harman, J. C., 2003, Socio-economic applications of geographical information science.. Kidner, D. B., Higgs, G. & White, S. D. (eds.). London: Taylor and Francis, p. 199-222 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  25. Published

    The research performance of UK universities: a statistical analysis of the results of the 1989 research Selectivity Exercise

    Johnes, J., Taylor, J. & Francis, B., 1993, In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A Statistics in Society. 156, 2, p. 271-286 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  26. Published

    Developing numeracy in criminology students through crime data.

    Humphreys, L. & Francis, B., 2009, CETL-MSOR Conference 2008 Lancaster University 8th – 9th September Conference Proceedings. Green, D. (ed.). Birmingham, U.K.: The Maths, Stats & OR Network, p. 51-56 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  27. Published

    OGRS 3: the revised Offender Group Reconviction Scale

    Howard, P., Francis, B., Soothill, K. & Humphreys, L., 2009, London: Ministry of Justice. 6 p. (Research Summary)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

  28. Published

    Resource Discovery For Teaching Datasets

    Hoti - Llabjani, V., Francis, B. & Lancaster, G., 07/2010, ICOTS 8 proceedings: International Conference on Teaching Statistics 2010 Ljubljana, Slovenia. Reading, C. (ed.). Auckland, New Zealand: International Association for Statistical Education, 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  29. Published

    Fitting paired comparison models in R.

    Hatzinger, R. & Francis, B., 2004, Vienna: Department of Statistics and Mathematics, WU Wien.

    Research output: Working paper

  30. Published

    Socioeconomic gradients in smoking among young women : a British survey.

    Harman, J., Graham, H., Francis, B., Inskip, H. M. & Southampton Women Study Group, 1/12/2006, In: Social Science and Medicine. 63, 11, p. 2791-2800 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  31. Published

    Once a sex offender, always a sex offender?”

    Hargreaves, C. & Francis, B., 09/2011.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Conference paper

  32. Published

    The long term recidivism risk of young sexual offenders in England and Wales - enduring risk or redemption?

    Hargreaves, C. & Francis, B., 03/2014, In: Journal of Criminal Justice. 42, 2, p. 164-172 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  33. Published

    Markov models of dependence in longitudinal paired comparisons: an application to course design

    Grand, A., Dittrich, R. & Francis, B., 04/2015, In: AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis. 99, 2, p. 237-257 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  34. Published

    Socioeconomic lifecourse influences on women's smoking status in early adulthood.

    Graham, H., Francis, B., Inskip, H. M., Harman, J. & Southampton Women Study Group, 1/03/2006, In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 60, 3, p. 228-233 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  35. Published

    Pathways of disadvantage and smoking careers : evidence and policy implications.

    Graham, H., Inskip, H. M., Francis, B. & Harman, J., 09/2006, In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 60, Supple 2, p. ii7-ii12

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  36. Published

    Socioeconomic lifecourse influences on women's smoking status in early adulthood.

    Graham, H., Francis, B., Inskip, H. M. & Harman, J., 03/2006, In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 60, 3, p. 228-233 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  37. Published

    Generalised linear models: proceedings of the second international conference on Generalised Linear Models

    Gilchrist, R., Francis, B. & Whittaker, J., 1985, Berlin: Springer Verlag. 178 p. (Lecture Notes in Statistics; vol. 32)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  38. Published

    Place of death : analysis of cancer deaths in part of North West England.

    Gatrell, A. C., Harman, J. C., Francis, B. J., Thomas, C., Morris, S. M. & McIllmurray, M., 03/2003, In: Journal of Public Health Medicine. 25, 1, p. 53-58 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  39. Published

    Clinical decision making: a study of general surgery within Trent RHA

    Frost, C. E. B. & Francis, B., 1979, In: Social Science and Medicine. 13, 2A, p. 193-198 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  40. Published

    SIMPLE: Helping to introduce statistics to social science students

    Fritz, C., Francis, B., Morris, P. & Peelo, M., 2010, Responding to the mathematics problem: The implementation of institutional support mechanisms. Marr, C. M. & Grove, M. J. (eds.). Birmingham, UK: The Maths, Stats & OR Network, p. 51-58 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  41. Published

    Explaining changing patterns of crime: a focus on burglary and age-period-cohort models

    Francis, B. & Soothill, K. J., 2005, Questioning crime and criminology. Peelo, M. & Soothill, K. (eds.). Cullompton: Willan, p. 102-119 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  42. Published

    A new approach for ranking crime seriousness : the use of paired comparison methodology.

    Francis, B. J., Soothill, K. L. & Dittrich, R., 2001, In: British Journal of Criminology. 41, 4, p. 726-737 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  43. Published

    Does sex offending lead to homicide?

    Francis, B. J. & Soothill, K. L., 04/2000, In: Journal of Forensic Psychology. 11, 1, p. 49-61 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  44. Published

    Statistical modelling of university conditional offer requirements.

    Francis, B. J., Barry, J. & Fulton, O., 1993, In: Studies in Higher Education. 18, 1, p. 27-42 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  45. Published

    Visualisation of event histories.

    Francis, B. J. & Fuller, M., 1996, In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A Statistics in Society. 159, 2, p. 301-308 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  46. Published

    Identifying patterns of offending behaviour: a new approach to typologies of crime.

    Francis, B. J., Fligelstone, R. & Soothill, K., 2004, In: European Journal of Criminology. 1, 1, p. 48-87 40 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  47. Published

    A latent Markov model for detecting patterns of criminal activity.

    Francis, B. J., Bartolucci, F. & Pennoni, F., 01/2007, In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A Statistics in Society. 170, 1, p. 115-132 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  48. Published

    Multiple cohort data, delinquent generations and criminal careers.

    Francis, B. J., Ackerley, E. & Soothill, K., 05/2004, In: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. 20, 2, p. 103-126 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  49. Published

    Estimation issues and generational changes in modelling criminal career length

    Francis, B. J., Piquero, A. R. & Soothill, K., 01/2007, In: Crime and Delinquency. 53, 1, p. 84-105 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  50. Published

    Analysing partial ranks by using smoothed paired comparison methods: an investigation of value orientation in Europe.

    Francis, B., Dittrich, R., Hatzinger, R. & Penn, R. D., 1/07/2002, In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics). 51, 3, p. 319-336 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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