Jolene Cox

Research Fellow


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

Jolene has a background in Psychology, with a focus on Cognitive and Experimental Psychology. She recently submitted her PhD in Psychology at the Australian National University. Her thesis investigated the nature of, and factors influencing, visual statistical learning. She is trained in quantitative and experimental research methodologies.

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 Incident Tool (GRIT)

· Cycling Reporting Incident Tool (CRIT)


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.

Cox, J. A., & Aimola Davies, A. M. (2020). Keeping an eye on visual search patterns in visuospatial neglect: A systematic review. Neuropsychologia, 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.

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.

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.

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.