Dr Jolene Cox

Research Fellow

Contact: jcox@usc.edu.au

Dr Jolene Cox is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems.

Jolene has a background in Psychology and is trained in quantitative and experimental research methodologies. She was awarded her PhD in Cognitive and Experimental Psychology from the Australian National University in 2022. Her current research interests include the application of human factors and systems thinking in road safety, and in mental health.

Prior to joining the Centre, Jolene has worked at the Australian National University, as well as the Australian Public Service.

Current Projects:

– Gig economy Reporting of Incidents Tool (GigReports)

Cyclist Reporting of Incidents Tool (CRIT)

– Self-harm and help-seeking for self-harm in youth

– Mental health of PhD students in Australia


Cox, J. A., & Aimola Davies, A. M. (2022). Age differences in visual statistical learning: Investigating the effects of selective attention and stimulus category, Psychology and Aging, 37(6), 698–714.

Cox, J. A., Cox, T. W., & Aimola Davies, A. M. (2022). Are animates special? Exploring the effects of selective attention and animacy on visual statistical Learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 17470218221074686. https://doi.org/10.1177/17470218221074686

Cox, J. A., & Aimola Davies, A. M. (2020). Keeping an eye on visual search patterns in visuospatial neglect: A systematic review. Neuropsychologia, 107547. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107547

Read, G. J. M., Cox, J. A., Hulme, A., Naweed, A., & Salmon, P. M. (2021). What factors influence risk at rail level crossings? A systematic review and synthesis of findings using systems thinking. Safety Science, 138, 105207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2021.105207

Lawrence, R. K., Edwards, M., Chan, G. W. C., Cox, J. A., & Goodhew, S. C. (2020). Does cultural background predict the spatial distribution of attention? Culture and Brain, 8(2), 137–165. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40167-019-00086-x

Cox, J. A., Christensen, B. K., & Goodhew, S. C. (2018). Temporal dynamics of anxiety-related attentional bias: Is affective context a missing piece of the puzzle? Cognition and Emotion, 32(6), 1329–1338. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2017.1386619

Cox, J. A., Beanland, V., & Filtness, A. J. (2017). Risk and safety perception on urban and rural roads: Effects of environmental features, driver age and risk sensitivity. Traffic Injury Prevention, 18(7), 703–710. https://doi.org/10.1080/15389588.2017.1296956