Lecturer, Psychology in Education, University of York

Kathryn Asbury is a Lecturer in Psychology in Education at the University of York. She is also the author, with Robert Plomin, of G is for Genes: The Impact of Genetics on Education and Achievement (Wiley Blackwell, 2013).


  • 2012–present
    Lecturer in Psychology in Education, University of York
  • 2007–2012
    British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London


  • 2005 
    King's College London, PhD
  • 2000 
    Royal Holloway, University of London, PGDip in Psychology
  • 1996 
    University of Cambridge, BA (Hons) in History


  • 2013
    G is for Genes: The Impact of Genetics on Education and Achievement, Wiley Blackwell
  • 2011
    Added Value Measures in Education Show Genetic as Well as Environmental Influence, PLoS ONE
  • 2008
    Clones in the Classroom: A Daily Diary Study of the Nonshared Environmental Relationship Between Monozygotic Twin Differences in School Experience and Achievement, Twin Research and Human Genetics
  • 2006
    irthweight-discordance and differences in early parenting relate to monozygotic twin differences in behaviour problems and academic achievement at age 7, Developmental Science
  • 2006
    The use of discordant MZ twins to generate hypotheses regarding non-shared environmental influence on anxiety in middle childhood, Social Development
  • 2005
    Nature and nurture: Genetic and environmental influences on behavior. , Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
  • 2005
    Environmental moderators of genetic influence on verbal and nonverbal abilities in early childhood, Intelligence
  • 2004
    X inactivation as a source of behavioural differences in monozygotic female twins, Twin Research
  • 2003
    Nonshared environmental influences on individual differences in early behavioral development: A monozygotic twin differences study, Child Development
  • 2001
    Why are children in the same family so different? Nonshared environment a decade later. , Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
  • 2001
    Nature and nurture in the family, Marriage and Family Review

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    Understanding and influencing pupils' choices at age 16
    Funding Source:
    Nuffield Foundation