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.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    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.
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    2018 Watkinson, J., Bristow, G., Auton, J., McMahon, C., & Wiggins, M. (2018). Postgraduate Training in Audiology improves Clinicians’ Audiology-Related Cue Utilization. International Journal of Audiology, 57(9), 681-687.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2019 Wiggins, M. W., Auton, J., & Taylor, M. (2019). Fire fighting and emergency responding. In K. U (Ed.), Handbook of expertise. 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
    2018 Shekh, S., Auton, J., & 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). Philadelphia.
    2018 Sturman, D., Wiggins, M. W., Auton, J., & 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). Philadelphia.
    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. Bangkok, Thailand.
    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.
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    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 Annual Meeting Vol. 56 (pp. 483-487).
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In 2019, I am coordinating and teaching on PSYCHOL7332 Psychological Assessment (Semester 1) and PSYCHOL7335 Contemporary Organisational Psychology (Semester 2) within the Master of Psychology (OHF) degree. I am also co-coordinating PSYCHOL7333 Organisational Behaviour and Management (Semester 1), also within the Master of Psychology (OHF) degree.

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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - ongoing 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
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83137464
  • Email: jaime.auton@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 7
  • Room: 7 26
  • Org Unit: School of Psychology

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