Dr Kerry Sargent-Cox

Reserch Fellow
Senior Lecturer


Research interests

Interest in:

  • positive and healthy ageing
  • lifespan development psychology
  • stereotypes and anxiety of ageing
  • longitudinal methods.



  • Sargent-Cox, K 2017, 'Ageism: we are our own worst enemy', International Psychogeriatrics, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 1-8pp.
  • Hosking, D, Sargent-Cox, K & Anstey, K 2017, 'Informant-Reported Cognitive Decline and Activity Engagement across Four Years in a Community Sample', Gerontology, vol. 63, no. 5, pp. 469-478.
  • Morris, L, D'Este, C, Sargent-Cox, K et al 2016, 'Concurrent lifestyle risk factors: Clusters and determinants in an Australian sample', Preventive Medicine, vol. 84, no. 2016, pp. 1-5.
  • Chapman, L, Sargent-Cox, K, Horswill, M et al 2016, 'The impact of age stereotypes on older adults' hazard perception performance and driving confidence', Journal of Applied Gerontology, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 642-652.
  • Sargent-Cox, K, Butterworth, P & Anstey, K 2015, 'Role of physical activity in the relationship between mastery and functional health', Gerontologist, The, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 120-131.
  • Cherbuin, N, Sargent-Cox, K, Easteal, S et al 2015, 'Hippocampal atrophy is associated with subjective memory decline: The PATH Through Life study', American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 446-455.
  • Sargent-Cox, K & Anstey, K 2015, 'The relationship between age-stereotypes and health locus of control across adult age-groups', Psychology and Health, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 652-670.
  • Anstey, K, Sargent-Cox, K, Cherbuin, N et al 2015, 'Self-reported history of chemotherapy and cognitive decline in adults aged 60 and older: The PATH Through Life Project', Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol. 70, no. 6, pp. 729-735.
  • Cherbuin, N, Sargent-Cox, K, Fraser, M et al 2015, 'Being overweight is associated with hippocampal atrophy: the PATH Through Life Study', International Journal of Obesity, vol. 39, no. 10, pp. 1509 - 1514.
  • Kim, S, Sargent-Cox, K & Anstey, K 2015, 'A qualitative study of older and middle-aged adults' perception and attitudes towards dementia and dementia risk reduction', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 71, no. 7, pp. 1694-1703.
  • Hosking, D, Sargent-Cox, K & Anstey, K 2015, 'An Australian survey of cognitive health beliefs, intentions, and behaviours through the adult life course', Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 2, pp. 498-504.
  • Anstey, K, Sargent-Cox, K, Eramudugolla, R et al 2015, 'Association of cognitive function with glucose tolerance and trajectories of glucose tolerance over 12 years in the AusDiab study', Alzheimer's Research and Therapy, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 11pp.
  • Sargent-Cox, K, Cherbuin, N, Morris, L et al 2014, 'The effect of health behavior change on self-rated health across the adult life course: A longitudinal cohort study', Preventive Medicine, vol. 58, pp. 75-80.
  • Anstey, K, Sargent-Cox, K, Garde, E et al 2014, 'Cognitive development over 8 years in mid-life and its association with cardiovascular risk factors', Neuropsychology, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 653-665.
  • Sargent-Cox, K, Rippon, M & Burns, R 2014, 'Measuring Anxiety About Aging across the Adult Lifespan', International Psychogeriatrics, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 135-145.
  • Prior, K & Sargent-Cox, K 2014, 'Students' expectations of ageing: An evaluation of the impact of imagined intergenerational contact and the mediating role of ageing anxiety', Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, vol. 55, pp. 99-104.
  • Anstey, K, Bahar-Fuchs, A & Sargent-Cox, K 2014, 'Longitudinal studies and clinical geropsychology', in Pachana, N.A., Laidlaw, K. (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 40-61.
  • Sargent-Cox, K, Anstey, K & Luszcz, M 2014, 'Longitudinal Change of Self-Perceptions of Ageing and Mortality', Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 168-173.
  • Burns, R, Sargent-Cox, K, Mitchell, P et al 2014, 'An examination of the effects of intra and inter-individual changes in wellbeing and mental health on self-rated health in a population study of middle and older-aged adults', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. 49, no. 11, pp. 1849-1858.
  • Kim, S, Sargent-Cox, K, Cherbuin, N et al 2014, 'Development of the motivation to change lifestyle and health behaviours for dementia risk reduction scale', Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders EXTRA, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 172-183.
  • Sargent-Cox, K, French, D, Kim, S et al 2014, 'Gender differences in the socioeconomic factors associated with alcohol consumption among middle-aged and older adults in Australia, the United States and Korea', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 332-339.
  • Morris, L, Sargent-Cox, K, Cherbuin, N et al 2013, 'Risk factors for chronic disease in young, midlife and older adults: the PATH Through Life Study', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 295-296.
  • Anstey, KJ, Cherbuin, N, Eramudugolla, R et al 2013, 'Characterizing Mild Cognitive Disorders in the young-old over 8 years: Prevalence, estimated incidence, stability of diagnosis, and impact on IADLs**', Alzheimer's & Dementia.
  • Pymont, C, Anstey, K & Sargent-Cox, K 2012, Predictors of driving outcomes and driving cessation in older drivers. A 5 year validation study.
  • Kim, S, Sargent-Cox, K, French, D et al 2012, 'Cross-national insights into the relationship between wealth and wellbeing: a comparison between Australia, the United States of America and South Korea', Ageing and Society, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 41-59.
  • Sargent-Cox, K, Anstey, K, Kendig, H et al 2012, 'Determinants of Retirement Timing Expectations in the United States and Australia: A Cross-National Comparison of the Effects of Health and Retirement Benefit Policies on Retirement Timing Decisions', Journal of Aging & Social Policy, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 291-308.
  • French, D, Browning, C, Kendig, H et al 2012, 'A simple measure with complex determinants: investigation of the correlates of self-rated health in older men and women from three continents', BMC Public Health, vol. 12, pp. 649-649.
  • French, D, Sargent-Cox, K & Luszcz, M 2012, 'Correlates of Subjective Health Across the Aging Lifespan: Understanding Self-Rated Health in the Oldest Old', Journal of Aging and Health, vol. 24, no. 8, pp. 1449- 1469.
  • French, D., Browning, C., Kendig, H. et al 2012. 'A simple measure with complex determinants: investigation of the correlates of self-rated health in older men and women from three continents', BMC Public Health, vol. 12, pp. 649-671.
  • Sargent-Cox, K, Anstey, KJ & Luszcz, M 2012, 'Change in health and self-perceptions of aging over 16 years: The role of psychological resources', Health Psychology, vol. TBA, no. TBA, pp. TBA.
  • Sargent-Cox, K, Anstey, KJ & Luszcz, M 2012, 'The Relationship Between Change in Self-Perceptions of Aging and Physical Functioning in Older Adults.', Psychology and Aging, vol. TBA, no. TBA, pp. TBA.
  • Sargent-Cox, K, Butterworth, P & Anstey, K 2011, 'The global financial crisis and psychological health in a sample of Australian older adults: A longitudinal study', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 73, no. 7, pp. 1105-1112.
  • Sargent-Cox, K, Cherbuin, N, Sachdev, P et al 2011, 'Subjective Health and Memory Predictors of Mild Cognitive Disorders and Cognitive Decline in Ageing: The Personality and Total Health (PATH) through Life Study', Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 45-52.
  • Sargent-Cox, K, Windsor, T, Walker, J et al 2011, 'Health literacy of older drivers and the importance of health experience for self-regulation of driving behaviour', Accident Analysis and Prevention, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 898-905.
  • Sargent-Cox, K, Anstey, K & Luszcz, M 2010, 'The choice of self-rated health measures matter when predicting mortality: Evidence from 10 years follow-up of the Australian longitudinal study of ageing', BMC geriatrics, vol. 10, no. 18, pp. 18-18.
  • Sargent-Cox, K Anstey, K J & Luszcz, M 2010, 'Patterns of longitudinal change in older adults self-rated health: The effect of the point of reference', Health Psychology, vol. 29, pp.143-152.
  • Sargent-Cox, K, Anstey, KJ & Luszcz, M 2010, 'Patterns of Longitudinal Change in Older Adults' Self-Rated Health: The Effect of the Point of Reference', Health Psychology, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 143-152.
  • Anstey, K & Sargent-Cox, K 2009, 'Growing healthy brains from birth and keeping them healthy during adulthood: A life-course approach to cognitive epidemiology and dementia', Australasian Epidemiologist, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 11-13.
  • Sargent-Cox, K & Anstey, K 2009, 'The moderating effect of Psychological resources on the relationship between decline in health and self-rated health', The Gerontologist, vol. 49, pp. 8-8.
  • Sargent-Cox, K, Anstey, K & Luszcz, M 2008, 'Determinants of Self-Rated Health Items with Different Points of Reference: Implications for Health Measurement of Older Adults', Journal of Aging and Health, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 739-761.
  • Anstey, K, Von Sanden, C, Sargent-Cox, K et al 2007, 'Prevalence and Risk Factors for Depression in a Longitudinal, Population-Based Study Including Individuals in the Community and Residential Care.', American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 497-505.
  • Anstey, K.J., Butterworth, P., Booth, H., Windsor, T.D., Burns, R., Simons, L.A., Sargent-Cox, K., Byles, J.E., Luzcz, M.A., Gibson, R., von Sanden C., Christensen, H., Shaw, J.E., Broe, G.A., Browning, C., Mitchell, P., Cumming, R.G., & Kendig, H. (2007) The Value of Comparing Health Outcomes in Cohort Studies: An Example of Self-Rated Health in Seven Studies including 79653 Participants. Australasian Journal on Ageing, Vol 26 No 4, 194-200.