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Jane Cocks

Dr Jane Cocks

University of Adelaide

Dr Jane Cock’s research has broadly focused on positive psychology and behaviour change, as well as the use of interactive technologies to promote mental health and wellbeing. She is currently contributing to research focussed on developing a mental health and wellbeing framework, resources, and a digital toolkit to promote mental health and wellbeing in young adult fire and emergency service volunteers. She is passionate about conducting research and creating new technologies which foster resilience and positive health outcomes. 

Dr Cocks completed her PhD as part of the Engage Research Lab at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She used a multidisciplinary mixed methods approach to integrate psychology theory with game design practice, to develop a framework for designing interactive media which fosters positive health behaviour change. 

Previously, she has contributed to research at the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies at the University of Adelaide including projects examining: the mental health and wellbeing of the Australian Defence Force, the long term impacts of childhood exposure to bushfires, and the predictors of resilience following the Eyre Peninsula bushfires. 

 

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