Jaime Auton

Dr Jaime Auton

Lecturer

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Jaime is a registered organisational psychologist and human factors researcher. Her primary research interests lie in the assessment and development of expertise of operators working within high-risk, high-consequence technical environments. Together with her collaborators at Macquarie University, Sydney, Jaime has contributed to the development of the EXPERT Intensive Skills Evaluation (EXPERTise 2.0) software which has been used to assess the diagnostic skills of practitioners across a range of domains, including electricity transmission and distribution control, electrical rail control, emergency medicine, audiology and hydroelectric power generation. Jaime has published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has presented her research at both domestic and international conferences. Jaime received her BA (Hons in Psychology) from the University of Sydney and completed her combined PhD/Master of Organisational Psychology degree and subsequent post-doctoral research fellowship at Macquarie University in Sydney.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Thacker, J., Sturman, D., & Auton, J. (2021). Predictors of social distancing compliance in an Australian sample. Health Education Research, 36(6), 601-614.
    DOI WoS1
    2021 Sturman, D., Wiggins, M. W., Helton, W. S., & Auton, J. C. (2021). The development and validation of a short-duration sustained visual search task for process control environments. Applied Ergonomics, 91, 103302-1-103302-7.
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    2021 Sturman, D., Auton, J. C., & Thacker, J. (2021). Knowledge of Social Distancing Measures and Adherence to Restrictions during the COVID-19 Pandemic.. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 32(2), 344-351.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS8 Europe PMC6
    2020 Wiggins, M. W., Auton, J. C., Bayl-Smith, P., & Carrigan, A. (2020). Optimising the future of technology in organisations: A human factors perspective. Australian Journal of Management, 45(3), 449-467.
    DOI Scopus1
    2020 Oxlad, M., Roberts, R., Chur-Hansen, A., Proeve, M., Auton, J., Sarris, A., & Tabe, A. (2020). Employing Multiple Mini Interviews in Selection Processes for Psychology Professional Training Programs: Ten Tips for Effective Implementation. MedEdPublish, 9, 192.
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    2019 Yee, D., Wiggins, M., Auton, J. C., Warry, G., & Cklamovski, P. (2019). Technical and Social Cue Utilization in Expert Football Coaches. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 9(1), 73-86.
    DOI Scopus3
    2019 Sturman, D., Wiggins, M. W., Auton, J. C., Loft, S., Helton, W. S., Westbrook, J. I., & Braithwaite, J. (2019). Control room operators’ cue utilization predicts cognitive resource consumption during regular operational tasks. Frontiers in Psychology, 10(AUG), 1967-1-1967-9.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS10 Europe PMC1
    2019 Sturman, D., Wiggins, M., Auton, J. C., & William, H. (2019). Cue utilisation predicts control room operators’ performance in a sustained visual search task. Ergonomics, 63(1), 48-60.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
    2019 Yuris, N., Wiggins, M. W., Auton, J. C., Gaicon, L., & Sturman, D. (2019). Higher cue utilization in driving supports improved driving performance and more effective visual search behaviors. Journal of Safety Research, 71, 59-66.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3 Europe PMC1
    2019 Sturman, D., Wiggins, M., Auton, J. C., & Loft, S. (2019). Cue Utilization Differentiates Resource Allocation during Sustained Attention Simulated Rail Control Tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 25(3), 317-332.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS10 Europe PMC1
    2018 Watkinson, J., Bristow, G., Auton, J. C., McMahon, C., & Wiggins, M. (2018). Postgraduate Training in Audiology improves Clinicians’ Audiology-Related Cue Utilization. International Journal of Audiology, 57(9), 681-687.
    DOI Scopus16 Europe PMC1
    2018 Wiggins, M., Whincup, E., & Auton, J. (2018). Cue utilisation reduces effort but increases arousal during a process control task. Applied Ergonomics, 69, 120-127.
    DOI Scopus5
    2018 Griffin, B., Auton, J. C., Duvivier, R., Shulruf, B., & Hu, W. (2018). Applicants to medical school: If at first they don’t succeed, who tries again and are they successful?. Advances in Healthy Sciences Education, 24(1), 33-43.
    DOI Scopus5 Europe PMC4
    2018 Griffin, B., Auton, J. C., Duvivier, R., Shukruf, B., & Hu, W. (2018). Multiple mini interviews: Revealing similarities and differences that exist beneath the surface. BMC Medical Education, 18(1), Online journal.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC2
    2017 Auton, J., Wiggins, M. W., Searle, B. J., & Xu Rattanasone, N. (2017). Utilization of prosodic and linguistic cues during perceptions of nonunderstandings in radio communication. Applied Psycholinguistics, 38(3), 509-539.
    DOI Scopus4
    2015 Searle, B. J., & Auton, J. (2015). The merits of measuring challenge and hindrance appraisals. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping: An International Journal, 28(2), 121-143.
    DOI Scopus121 Europe PMC18
    2013 Auton, J. C., Wiggins, M. W., Searle, B. J., Loveday, T., & Rattanasone, N. X. (2013). Prosodic cues used during perceptions of nonunderstandings in radio communication. Journal of Communication, 63(3), 600-616.
    DOI Scopus8
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2020 Wiggins, M. W., Auton, J., & Taylor, M. (2020). Fire fighting and emergency responding. In P. Ward, J. M. Schraagen, J. Gore, & E. Roth (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of expertise (pp. 642-661). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
    2015 Krebs-Lazendic, L., Xu Rattanasone, N., & Auton, J. (2015). Communication and diagnostic cues. In M. W. Wiggins, & T. Loveday (Eds.), Diagnostic expertise in organisational environments (pp. 27-36). Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2020 W.Wiggins, M., Auton, J., & Sturman, D. (2020). Evaluating Situation Assessment in Distributed Network Electricity Control. In Proceedings of the 2020 HFES 64th International Annual Meeting Vol. 64 (pp. 263-267). virtual online: SAGE Publications.
    DOI
    2019 Auton, J. C., Wiggins, M., & Sturman, D. (2019). The Relationship between Visual and Auditory Cue Utilization. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Vol. 63 (pp. 843-847). online: Sage.
    DOI
    2018 Shekh, S., Auton, J. C., & Wiggins, M. W. (2018). The Effects of Cue Utilization and Target-Related Information on Target Detection during a Simulated Drone Search and Rescue Task. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Vol. 62 (pp. 227-231). online: Sage.
    DOI Scopus5
    2018 Sturman, D., Wiggins, M. W., Auton, J. C., & Loft, S. (2018). Cue Utilization Predicts Resource Allocation during Rail Control Simulations: A NIRS Study. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Vol. 62 (pp. 726-730). online: Sage.
    DOI Scopus1
    2018 Wiggins, M. W., & Auton, J. (2018). Test-retest reliability of a tool to differentiating experts from experienced practitioners in ergonomic analyses. In Proceedings of SEANES 2018 (pp. 10 pages). online: SEANES.
    2014 Auton, J., Wiggins, M. W., & Searle, B. J. (2014). The importance of intonation during perceptions of nonunderstanding during full and partial readback responses in radio communication. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Vol. 58 (pp. 395-399). Online: SAGE Publications.
    DOI
    2012 Auton, J. C., Wiggins, M. W., & Loveday, T. (2012). Prosodic cues that signal non-understandings to power control operators during radio communication. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Vol. 56 (pp. 483-487). SAGE Publications.
    DOI

As a lecturer and organisational psychologist within the School of Psychology, I teach largely into the Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) degree. In 2021, I am coordinating PSYCHOL 7331 Professional Practice (Summer School), PSYCHOL 7332 Psychological Assessment (Semester 1) and PSYCHOL 7335 Contemporary Organisational Psychology (Semester 2). I am also the Placement Coordinator for all the Master of Psychology (OH&F) students. At an undergraduate level, I also co-coordinate the PSYCHOL 4308 Organisational Psychology Honours elective course (Semester 2) and teach into PSYCHOL 2008 Big Picture Psychology.

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Co-Supervisor Development of a mental skills training intervention for the Australian Defence Force: An intervention mapping approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Simon Pietsch
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Individual differences and email characteristics associated with susceptibility to phishing emails University of Adelaide Honours Degree (Psychology) Honours Full Time Oliver Plate & Tazin Tanvir
    2020 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Psychological predictors of adherence to social distancing regulations University of Adelaide Honours (Psychology) Honours Full Time Jemma Thacker
    2019 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Cue utilisation in medical students: A criterion-related validity study University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Part Time Melissa Duras
    2019 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Cue utilisation, state anxiety, prospective memory and performance in a novel task University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Celine Chong
    2019 - ongoing Principal Supervisor The role of cue utilisation and state anxiety in phishing email susceptibility University of Adelaide Honours Annastasia Falkenberg
    2019 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Cue utilisation and driver distraction during performance in a driving simulator University of Adelaide Honours Camille Dalgarno
    2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Personality and person/organisation fit of aged care workers within an Italian-specific aged care environment. University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Master Carlo Tropiano
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Secretary College of Organisational Psychologists (State Committee SA) Australian Psychological Society Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2010 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member APS College of Organisational Psychologists Australia
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83137464
  • Email: jaime.auton@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 7
  • Org Unit: Psychology

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