Professor Kenny Coventry holds a Chair in Psychology, and is Head of the School of Psychology. He joined UEA in 2012 following posts at Dundee, Plymouth, and Northumbria Universities. He is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (FBPSsS), and a visiting Professor at Bremen and Freiburg Universities, where he collaborates with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft SFB-TR8 Spatial Cognition Research Centre.
Key Research Interests
Professor Coventry’s main research interest is how different supposed ‘modules’ in the mind/brain map onto one another. This has been manifest in a long-standing interest in the relationship between language and the vision and action systems. A second main interest is how cognition and emotion interact in decision making under conditions of uncertainty (specifically during gambling).
Coventry, K. R., Christophel, T., Fehr, T., Valdés-Conroy, B., & Herrmann, M. (2013). Multiple routes to mental animation: Language and functional relations drive motion processing for static images. Psychological Science, 24 (8), 1379-1388.
Coventry, K. R., Lynott, D., Cangelosi, A., Monrouxe, L., Joyce, D., & Richardson, D. C. (2010). Spatial language, visual attention, and perceptual simulation. Brain & Language, 112(3), 202-213.
Eshuis, R., Coventry, K. R., & Vulchanova, M. (2009). Predictive eye movements are driven by goals, not by the mirror neuron system. Psychological Science, 20(4), 438-440.
Coventry, K. R., Valdés, B., Castillo, A., & Guijarro-Fuentes, P. (2008). Language within your reach. Near-far perceptual space and spatial demonstratives. Cognition, 108, 889-895.
For more information about Professor Coventry’s research and for a full publication list, please visit http://www.kennycoventry.org/.
Professor Coventry will be teaching on PSYP1B4Y Psychology of the Individual: Development, Personality, Brain and Cognition.
Professor Coventry is Head of the School of Psychology.