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Professor Brian Francis

Professor of Social Statistics

  1. Journal article
  2. 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

  3. Published

    Effects of over-winter fumigation with sulfur and nitrogen dioxides on biochemical parameters and spring growth in red spruce

    Wolfenden, J., Pearson, M. & Francis, B., 01/1991, In: Plant, Cell and Environment. 14, 1, p. 35-45 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  4. Published

    A remark on algorithm AS121 - The Trigamma Function,

    Francis, B., 1991, In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics). 40, 3, p. 514-515 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  5. Published

    Graphical representation of work histories

    Francis, B., Barry, J. & Walby, S., 1990, In: Quaderni di Statistica e Matematica Applicata alle scienze Economico-Sociali. 12, 1, p. 66-74 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  6. Published

    Nursing the statistics: a demonstration study of nurse turnover and retention

    Barry, J., Soothill, K. & Francis, B., 07/1989, In: Journal of Advanced Nursing. 14, 7, p. 528-535 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  7. Published

    Seasonal prevalence of major congenital malformations in the Fylde of Lancaster 1957-1981

    Bound, J. P., Harvey, P. W. & Francis, B., 1989, In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 43, 4, p. 330-342 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  8. 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

  9. Published

    Use of carotenoid ratios, ethylene emissions and buffer capacities for the early diagnosis of forest decline.

    Wolfenden, J., Robinson, D. C., Cape, J. N., Paterson, I. S., Francis, B., Mehlhorn, H. & Wellburn, A., 05/1988, In: New Phytologist. 109, 1, p. 85-95 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  10. 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

  11. Published

    Une étude comparative d'analyses des correspondances ou de classifications et des modèles de variables latentes ou de classes latentes

    Aitkin, M., Francis, B. & Raynal, N., 1987, In: Revue de Statistique Appliquée. 35, 3, p. 53-82 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  12. Published

    The use of computerised records in a university student counselling service

    Corless, C., Francis, B. & Rogers, R., 1984, In: Counselling : the Journal of the British Association for Counselling. 49, p. 7-12 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  13. Published

    A reanalysis of the Stanford heart transplant data

    Aitkin, M., Laird, N. & Francis, B., 06/1983, In: Journal of the American Statistical Association. 78, 382, p. 264-274 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  14. Published

    A reanalysis of the Stanford heart transplant data: a rejoinder

    Aitkin, M., Laird, N. & Francis, B., 06/1983, In: Journal of the American Statistical Association. 78, 382, p. 291-292 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  15. Published

    Rejoinder

    Aitkin, M., Laird, N. & Francis, B., 1/01/1983, In: Journal of the American Statistical Association. 78, 382, p. 291-292 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  16. Published

    Interactive regression modelling

    Aitkin, M. & Francis, B., 06/1982, In: Biometrics. 38, 2, p. 511-513 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  17. Published

    Health and education expenditure in the United Kingdom: what priority?

    Forster, D. P., Francis, B., Frost, C. E. B. & Heath, P. J., 03/1981, In: Health Policy and Education. 2, 1, p. 77-84 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  18. Published

    A study of domiciliary physiotherapy in general practice

    Forster, D. P., Francis, B., Frost, C. E. B. & Armstrong, W. D., 1981, In: Community Medicine. 3, p. 14-24 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  19. 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

  20. Published

    Comparison of plasma steroid and gonadotrophin profiles in spontaneous cycles in which conception did and did not occur

    Sobowale, O., Lenton, E. A., Francis, B. & Cooke, I. D., 06/1978, In: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 85, 6, p. 460-467 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  21. Published

    Physiotherapists who trained at Sheffield and St. Thomas' Hospital 1952-1970: Centre eight paper

    Ward, A. W. M., Davison, C. & Francis, B., 1977, In: Health and Social Services Journal. 87, 4567, p. F17-F24 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  22. Published

    Physiotherapist's careers

    Ward, A. W. M., Davison, C. & Francis, B., 1977, In: Physiotherapy. 63, p. 314-315 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  23. Comment/debate
  24. E-pub ahead of print

    Whitehead et al. Response to “Misunderstandings of Multiple Systems Estimation.”

    Whitehead, J., Jackson, J., Balch, A. & Francis, B., 6/11/2020, In: Journal of Human Trafficking. 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  25. Published

    Discussion on the paper by Handcock, Raftery and Tantrum.

    Snijders, T. A. B., Robinson, T., Atkinson, A. C., Riani, M., Gormley, I. C., Murphy, T. B., Sweeting, T., Leslie, D. S., Longford, N. T., Kent, J. T., Lawrance, T., Airoldi, E. M., Besag, J., Blei, D., Fienberg, S. E., Breiger, R., Butts, C. T., Doreian, P., Batagelj, V., Ferligoj, A. & 29 others, Draper, D., Van Duijn, M. A. J., Faust, K., Petrescu-Prahova, M., Forster, J. J., Gelman, A., Goodreau, S. M., Greenwood, P. E., Gruenberg, K. T., Francis, B. J., Hennig, C., Hoff, P. D., Hunter, D. R., Husmeier, D., Glasbey, C., Krackhardt, D., Kuha, J., Skrondal, A., Lawson, A., Liao, T. F., Mendes, B., Draper, D., Reinert, G., Richardson, S., Lewin, A., Titterington, D. M., Wasserman, S., Werhli, A. V. & Ghazal, P., 03/2007, In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A Statistics in Society. 170, 2, p. 322-354

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  26. Editorial
  27. Published

    Statistical challenges of administrative and transaction data: Contribution to discussion

    Babb, P., Zhang, L-C., Allin, P., Wallgren, A., Wallgren, B., Blunt, G., Garrett, A., Murtagh, F., Smith, P. W. F., Elliott, D., Nason, G., Powell, B., Moore, J. C., Durrant, G. B., Smith, P. W. F., Smith, P. A., Chambers, R. L., Herzberg, A. M., Pilling, M., Appleby, W. & 36 others, Barnett, A., Bhansali, R., Bharadwaj, N., Dong, Y., van den Brakel, J. A., Budd, L., Doidge, J., Gilbert, R., Francis, B., Frisoli, K., Nugent, R., Garcia Perez, F. J., Lara, L., Porcu, E., Henry, S., Hunt, I., Ieva, F., Gasperoni, F., Jansson, I., Kumar, K., Longford, N., Manninen, A., Mateu, J., McNicholas, P. D., McNicholas, S. M., Tait, P. A., Mehew, J., Oberski, D. L., Ruiz, M., Yohai, V. J., Zamar, R., Stehlik, M., Stehlikova, S., Nunez Soza, L., Towers, J. & Wijayatunga, P., 06/2018, In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A Statistics in Society. 181, 3, p. 578-605 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

  28. Working paper
  29. Published
  30. Published

    Developing Measures of Severity and Frequency of Reconviction

    Francis, B., Soothill, K., Humphreys, L. & Cutajar Bezzina, A., 2005, 86 p.

    Research output: Working paper

  31. Published

    Using homicide data to assist murder investigations.

    Francis, B., Barry, J., Bowater, R., Miller, N., Soothill, K. & Ackerley, E., 2004, London: Home Office, 58 p. (Home Office Online Report ; vol. 26/04).

    Research output: Working paper

  32. Published

    Fitting paired comparison models in R.

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

    Research output: Working paper

  33. Discussion paper
  34. 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

  35. Book
  36. Published

    The concept and measurement of violence against women and men

    Walby, S., Towers, J., Balderston, S., Corradi, C., Francis, B. J., Heiskanen, M., Helweg-Larsen, K., Mergaert, L., Olive, P., Palmer, C. E., Stockl, H. & Strid, S., 14/02/2017, Policy Press.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  37. Published

    Stopping rape: towards a comprehensive policy

    Walby, S., Olive, P., Towers, J., Francis, B., Strid, S., Krizsan, A., Lombardo, E., May-Chahal, C., Franzway, S., Sugarman, D., Aganwal, B. & Armstrong, J., 22/07/2015, Bristol: Policy Press. 308 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  38. Published

    Understanding criminal careers

    Soothill, K., Fitzpatrick, C. & Francis, B., 2009, Cullompton: Willan. 204 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  39. Published

    Statistical modelling in R

    Aitkin, M., Francis, B., Hinde, J. & Darnell, R., 2009, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 568 p. (Oxford Statistical Science Series)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  40. Published

    Statistical modelling in GLIM4

    Aitkin, M., Francis, B. J. & Hinde, J., 05/2005, 2nd ed. ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 572 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  41. Published

    Homicide in Britain: a comparative study of rates in Scotland and England and Wales.

    Soothill, K., Francis, B. J., Ackerley, E. & Collett, S., 1999, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive Central Research Unit. 121 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  42. Published

    The GLIM System: Release 4 Manual

    Francis, B., Green, M. & Payne, C., 1993, Oxford: Clarendon Press. 840 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  43. Published

    Statistical modelling: a selection of papers from the 6. International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 15-19 July, 1991

    Van Der Heijden, P., Jansen, W., Francis, B. & Seeber, G., 1992, Amsterdam: Elsevier. 354 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  44. Published

    Advances in GLIM and Statistical Modelling: Proceedings of the GLIM92 Conference and the 7th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling

    Fahrmeir, L., Francis, B., Gilchrist, R. & Tutz, G., 1992, Berlin: Springer Verlag. 225 p. (Lecture Notes in Statistics; vol. 78)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  45. Published

    Statistical modelling: proceedings of GLIM 89 and the 4th Internat. Workshop on Statist. Modelling held in Trento, Italy, July 17-21, 1989

    Francis, B., Decarli, A., Gilchrist, R. & Seeber, G., 1989, Berlin: Springer Verlag. 343 p. (Lecture Notes in Statistics; vol. 57)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  46. Published

    Statistical Modelling in GLIM

    Aitkin, M., Anderson, D., Francis, B. & Hinde, J., 1988, Oxford: Clarendon Press. 374 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  47. Published

    GLIM3.77 Macro Library Handbook. Software and documentation. Release 1.1 of Library

    Francis, B., 1987, Oxford: Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG).

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  48. 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

  49. Published

    GLIM 3.77 User Guide

    Baker, R., Clarke, M., Francis, B., Green, M., Nelder, J., Payne, C. & Webb, J., 1985, Oxford: Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG).

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  50. Anthology
  51. Published

    Statistical modelling: Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling. Innsbruck, Austria, 10-14 July, 1995

    Seeber, G. (ed.), Francis, B. (ed.), Hatzinger, R. (ed.) & Steckel-Berger, G. (ed.), 1995, Berlin: Springer Verlag. 344 p. (Lecture Notes in Statistics; vol. 104)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsAnthology

  52. Commissioned report
  53. Published

    Data collection on trafficking in human beings in the EU: Final report

    Francis, B., Walby, S., Pattinson, B., Elliott, A., Hoti - Llabjani, V., Phoenix, J., Verrall, R. & Peelo, M., 4/12/2018, Luxembourg: European Commission. 272 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

  54. Published

    Study on comprehensive policy review of anti-trafficking projects funded by the European Commission: HOME/2014/ISFP/PR/THBX/0052

    Walby, S., Towers, J., Francis, B. J., Shire, K., Kelly, L., Apitzsch, B., Armstrong, J. E., Balderston, S., Fish, A. R., Hardaker, C., Kirby, S., May-Chahal, C. A. & Palmer, C. E., 17/10/2016, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. 106 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

  55. Published

    Overview of the worldwide best practices for rape prevention and for assisting women victims of rape

    Walby, S., Olive, P., Towers, J., Francis, B., Strid, S., Krizsán, A., Lombardo, E., May-Chahal, C., Franzway, S., Sugarman, D. & Agarwal, B., 10/10/2013, European Parliament. 212 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

  56. Published

    Understanding criminal careers in organised crime

    Francis, B., Humphreys, L., Kirby, S. & Soothill, K., 7/10/2013, London: Home Office. 120 p. (Crime research and analysis; no. 74)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

  57. 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

  58. Published

    Predicting Reconviction Rates in Northern Ireland

    Francis, B., Harman, J. & Humphreys, L., 2005, Belfast: Northern Ireland Office. 16 p. (Research and Statistical Bulletin; vol. 2005, no. 7/2005)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

  59. Published

    The Police National Computer and the Offenders Index: can they be combined for research purposes? Full Report

    Francis, B. & Crosland, P., 2002, London: Home Office. 92 p. (Home Office Online Report; vol. 04/02)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

  60. Published

    The Police National Computer and the Offenders Index: can they be combined for research purposes?

    Francis, B., Crosland, P. & Harman, J., 2002, Home Office. 4 p. (Home Office Research Findings; no. 170)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

  61. Other report
  62. Published

    The decline in the rate of domestic violence has stopped: removing the cap on repeat victimisation reveals more violence

    Walby, S., Towers, J. & Francis, B., 2014, Lancaster: Lancaster University. 4 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsOther report

  63. Monograph
  64. Published

    Patterns of offending behaviour: a new approach (Full report)

    Soothill, K., Francis, B. & Fligelstone, R., 2002, London: Home Office. 105 p. (Home Office Research Findings; vol. 171)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsMonograph

  65. Blog
  66. Published

    'If England gets beaten, so will she' – the link between World Cup and violence explained

    Francis, B. & Kirby, S., 11/07/2018

    Research output: Exhibits, objects and web-based outputsBlog

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