Richard Cox


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• Diagrams in teaching and learning

• Technology-enhanced learning

• Data analytics in education

• Algorithmic/computational thinking

Richard's background is in education, AI and cognitive science. He obtained his PhD in AI from the University of Edinburgh.  From 1999 to 2010 he held the post of Reader (Assoc Prof) at the University of Sussex. From 2012 to 2018 he was an Adjunct Assoc Prof in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. He is a registered teacher in the NT and a Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society). In 2012 Dr Cox co-authored a major UK report on technology-enhanced learning "System Upgrade: Realising the vision for UK education" and served as an Expert Advisor to the European Commission. From 1999 to 2016 he led PATSy, an online teaching and learning resource used by students and researchers in the health sciences. Richard also acted as a consultant to the Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority (VCAA) assisting with the development and evaluation of the new Algorithmics computer science VCE. He  is also an international affiliate of the ‘Openproof' logic education project at the CSLI, Stanford University. Dr Cox has published over 30 journal papers/book chapters and more than 60 refereed conference papers in cognitive science, education and psychology. He has served as Principal Investigator/Investigator on numerous projects funded by bodies such as the Nuffield Foundation (UK), McDonnell Foundation (USA), ESRC/EPSRC (UK research councils), the Leverhulme Foundation, the British Academy and the Royal Society.


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