Merrilee Cox

Project support and evaluation officer


Master Social Sciences (Policy and Management), RMIT, 2000; Graduate Diploma Business (Organisational Change and Development), RMIT 1994; Graduate Diploma Womenís Studies, Chisolm College, 1988; Graduate Certificate Catholic Identity and Leadership, ACU, 2008; Advanced Diploma Community Sector Management, MHCC, 2010; Diploma Youth Work, ISW, 1978; Cert 4 Mediation, DSCV, 2014


Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus


Merrilee has extensive experience working in the not-for profit sector in research, evaluation and service development roles. She has a particular interest in mental health, disability and women’s health and has worked on a range of collaborative and participatory projects in these fields.

Research Themes
  1. Reupert, A., Maybery, D., Cox, M., and Scott Stokes, E. (2015). Place of family in recovery models for those with a mental illness. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing24, 495–506. doi: 10.1111/inm.12146.
  2. Thompson, L., Pennay, A., Zimmermann, A., Cox, M., Lubman, D. (2014). Clozapine makes me so quite drowsy so when I wake up in the morning those first cups of coffee are really handy: an exploratory qualitative study of excessive caffeine consumption among individuals with schizophrenia. BMC Psychiatry, 14(1)
  3. Joffe, G., Chow, J. , Heligman, T., Wilhelm K., Collins, L. , Giles, E., et al. (2012). The Economic Costs of Sleeping Rough: An estimation of the average economic costs of homelessness as measured by utilisation of services over a 12-month period, Parity, October.
  4. Zimmermann, A., Lubman, D.I., & Cox, M. (2012). Tobacco, caffeine, alcohol and illicit substance use among consumers of a national community managed mental health service. Mental Health and Substance Use, DOI:10.1080/17523281.2012.703225
  5. Zimmermann, A., Lubman, D.I., & Cox, M. (2012). Tobacco, caffeine, alcohol and illicit substance use among consumers of a national psychiatric disability support service. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Online First, 7th January 2012.
  6. Roberts, B.,  Marx. R., & Cox M. (2000). Challenging Approaches: A guide to planning outdoor adventure education programs for mental health promotion, Melbourne, Australia: Out Doors Inc.
  7. Cox, M. & Glanville, L. (2000). Auditing the Social, Third Sector Review, 5(1)
  8. Cox , M. (1994). Good Practices in Women's Mental Health Training and Resource Kit, Melbourne, Australia: Healthsharing Women's Health Resource Service