William Coventry

Lecturer, School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences, University of New England

Dr Coventry research is primarily in quantitative genetics: using twin and family studies to tease apart the influence of genes and the environment in explaining individual differences. Current research is on the NAPLAN tests (school assessments of literacy and numeracy): assessing if individual differences on these tests are genetic or environmental in origin. Previous research involved in researching all aspects of literacy in young children (i.e. prior to and during the early years of school) and their environmental correlates and interactions. As a by-product of this research, research was conducted in the genetic and environmental etiology of second language acquisition.

Qualifications:

B Ag Eco, University of Sydney; Grad Dip Soc Sci, University of New England; 1st class Honors in Arts (Psych major), University of Queensland; Ph.D., University of New England

Teaching Areas:

PSYC 302 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics
PSYC 399 Special Topics in Psychological Research
PSYC 4th Year Reading Course: Behavioural Genetics

Supervision Areas:

Behaviour Genetics

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer, School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences, University of New England