• The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 798 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
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Personal profile


I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Wollongong. I then went to the University of Bristol to work as a post-doc with Professor Chris Jarrold and Professor Alan Baddeley. I then took up my current position at UWA.

Roles and responsibilities

Co-ordinator of PSYC1102 (~1000 students)
Director of Research (Psychology)
Member of Management Committee (Psychology)

Future research

The relationship between sleep quality/quantity and working memory in children
Social vulnerability in children born pre-term.

Funding overview

Reid, C., Anderson, M., Campbell, C., Bayliss, D., & Fox, A. (2012). Untangling the neurodevelopmental aetiologies and sequalae of prenatal risk, illness and injury in childhood. Telethon Seven Trust.

Bayliss, D. M. & Jarrold, C. ‘Memory consolidation and educational achievement in children’, Australian Research Council, Discovery Project, $150k. 2009-2011.

Lewandowsky, S., Maybery, M., Bayliss, D. M., Jarrold, C., Farrell, S., Brown, G., & Oberauer, K. (2009) ‘Binding and Time: Two Fundamental Attributes of Memory.’, UWA Research Collaboration Award, $10k, 2009-2011.

Hopkins, S. & Bayliss, D. M. ‘Retrieval problems and the effectiveness of interventions: Bridging the gap between practice and research in mathematics education reform.’ Spencer Foundation, USA, Research Grant, $34k, 2007-2008.

Bayliss, D. M. & Jarrold, C. ‘Working memory and cognitive performance: An investigation of the importance of memory consolidation’, UWA Research Grants Scheme, $27k, 2006-2007.

Bayliss, D. M. & Jarrold C. ‘Variation in forgetting rates in working memory: An emergent executive function?’. ESRC Small Research Grant. £39k, March-December 2004.

Previous positions

Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, WA, Australia, 2005-2016
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, UK, 2001-2004

Teaching overview

PSYC1102 - Behaviour in Context
PSYC2213 - Lifespan Development
PSYC3310 - Psychology: Specialist Research Topics


The development of working memory in typical and atypical populations and its relationship to higher-level cognitive performance and educational achievement.

The effectiveness of working memory training.

The developmental trajectory of social vulnerability in children, including the cognitive underpinnings that are associated with social vulnerability and the social consequences of social vulnerability.

The relationship between educational and mental health outcomes for Western Australian children and the developmental pathways to educational achievement in Western Australian children.


  • Cognitive development
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Individual differences
  • Working memory

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Short-Term Memory Medicine & Life Sciences
Aptitude Medicine & Life Sciences
Narcissism Medicine & Life Sciences
Parents Medicine & Life Sciences
Sleep Medicine & Life Sciences
Individuality Medicine & Life Sciences
performance Social Sciences
Reading Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2000 2019

Developmental vulnerabilities in children of chronically ill parents: A population-based linked data study

Bell, M., Bayliss, D., Glauert, R. & Ohan, J., 10 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Epidemiology Community Health. 73, p. 393-400

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Disease
Cancer Care Facilities
Western Australia
3 Citations (Scopus)

Measuring Grandiose and Vulnerable Narcissism in Children and Adolescents: The Narcissism Scale for Children

Derry, K. L., Bayliss, D. M. & Ohan, J. L., Jun 2019, In : Assessment. 26, 4, p. 645-660

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Empirical Research
Reproducibility of Results
Statistical Factor Analysis
286 Downloads (Pure)

Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS): Normative Data for Older Adults

Olaithe, M., Weinborn, M., Lowndes, T., Ng, A., Hodgson, E., Fine, L. A., Parker, D., Pushpanathan, M., Bayliss, D., Anderson, M. & Bucks, R., Dec 2019, In : Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 34, 8, p. 1356-1366

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Western Australia
Neuropsychological Tests

Sizing Up the Crowd When Perceiving Body Size

Bell, J., Turnbull, G., Alexi, J., Mann, G., Li, Y. R., Engel, M., Bayliss, D. & Farrell, S., Sep 2019, In : i-Perception. 10, p. 54-55 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

Projects 2006 2014