Dr Phoebe Bailey

Psychology (School of Social Sciences and Psychology)Phoebe Bailey


I received my PhD from the University of New South Wales in 2010. I then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate for one year, also at UNSW, before starting as a Lecturer at Western Sydney University in 2011.

My research focuses on age-related differences in social cognition. I also have an interest in neuropsychology, with particular reference to the ageing brain. Before this change of career I worked internationally in investment banking for seven years while also studying Economics at Macquarie University.

I am currently combining my experience in psychology and economics to investigate age-related differences in interpersonal financial decision-making. This research is grounded in the emerging field of Neuroeconomics, and aims to delineate how others might influence older adults' financial decisions.

For my research I use a multi-methods approach which integrates self-report, behavioural, real-world experience-sampling, and electrophysiological (especially facial electromyography) data.

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms underpinning poor financial decisions in older adulthood

Qualifications and Honours

  • PhD, The University of NSW 2010
  • The University of New South Wales U-Committee 2010 Science Prize for Excellence in Science
  • The Australian Psychological Society 2010 Excellent PhD Thesis in Psychology Award

 Contact Phoebe

Phone+61 2 9772 6230
LocationWestern Sydney University Bankstown campus (Bullecourt Ave, Milperra)