Professor Kenny Coventry holds a Chair in Psychology, and is Head of the School of Psychology. He joined UEA in 2012 as inaugural Head following posts at Dundee, Plymouth, and Northumbria Universities. His main research interest is the relationship between language and perception, which has been funded by major grants from the ESRC, AHRC, EPSRC, and European Commission. He is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (FBPSsS), and recipient of the 2015 British Psychological Society Cognitive Prize.

Indicative Publications

Coventry, K. R., Griffiths, D., & Hamilton, C. J. (2014). Spatial demonstratives and perceptual space: Describing and remembering object location. Cognitive Psychology, 69, 46-70. 

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), 1379-138.

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.

Coventry, K. R., & Garrod, S. C. (2004). Saying, Seeing and Acting. The psychological semantics of spatial prepositions. Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis: Hove and New York.

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