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This profile was last updated on 7/5/07  and contains information from public web pages.

Dr. Richard Cox

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Cognition Research Group

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  • PhD
    University of Edinburgh
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Dr Richard Cox (Project Director)
Richard Cox is a principal investigator and project director of the Vicarious learning ESRC-TLRP project and is based at the project's lead site (University of Sussex). He obtained his PhD in A.I. from the University of Edinburgh, following pre-doctoral studies in psychology and education.Since 1999, Richard has been a Reader in the Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex.He is a member of the Representation and Cognition Research Group and the director of the Applied Cognition laboratory. From 1991 to 1998 he was a Research Fellow at the Human Communication Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh and maintains links with Edinburgh as an Honorary Fellow in the School of Informatics.
His research interests lie in the areas of:
* interactive educational systems * human reasoning (including clinical reasoning) * problem solving (especially with diagrams and other forms of external representation)
Richard has held grants from the Nuffield Foundation, McDonnell Foundation (USA), the ESRC, the EPSRC, the Leverhulme Foundation and the British Academy.
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Dr Richard Cox has a background in cognitive science, AI and education. He co-founded the Representation and Cognition Research Group at Sussex and has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters, and over 60 refereed conference papers. His research areas include technology-enhanced learning and reasoning with external representations (e.g. diagrams). Funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Dr Cox lead the team that developed PATSy (, an online multimedia interactive database of 'virtual' patient cases for students and researchers in the clinical sciences. Currently, PATSy is in regular use by more than 20 UK institutions and by several overseas institutions. Dr Cox also recently directed a major consortium project entitled 'Vicarious learning and case-based teaching of clinical reasoning skills' which was funded under the ESRC's Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP). The TRLP has now become the Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) Programme and Dr Cox serves as a member of its Advisory Board. He also coordinates a TEL Thematic Group on technology-enhanced research methods.
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