Dr Angela Webb
B.Ed (Hons.) MA, PhD
Angela is a psychologist who specialises in the cognitive and academic needs of children with developmental disorders, particularly Developmental Coordination Disorder. This has led to her interest in children with handwriting difficulties. She works in a multi-disciplinary team at The Queen Anne Street Practice in Central London and as an advisor in schools. She also lectures part-time at the UCL Institute of Education where her research focus is the link between handwriting and written composition. She chaired NHA from 2006 to 2018.
Dr Mary Howard
Dip.SpLD, Cert.Ed. MEd, PhD, AMBDA, Dip.O.T.
Mary is Education Director of the 3D Centre for Specific Learning Difficulties (for Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia) in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Mary initially trained as an occupational therapist and worked in paediatrics and psychiatry before becoming a teacher. She taught in special and mainstream settings from Early Years to Higher Education and eventually joined the Assessment and Learning Support Service in Calderdale. When this was disbanded in 2000 Mary worked independently and set up the 3D Centre to provide assessment and tuition for children and training for school staff. She was one of the first cohort of students on the Diploma in Handwriting at the Institute of Education run by the NHA and now tutors on the course. She has a postgraduate certificate in Developmental Co-ordination Disorder/Dyspraxia and a diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties.
Ann Markee is a Children’s Physiotherapist with a particular interest in DCD and handwriting. She has recently retired from the N.H.S. having worked at the Child Development Centre in Rugby for more than 30 years, where she set up a Handwriting Interest Group which included professionals from different disciplines.
Lois M Addy
Dip. COT, SROT, BSc (Hons), MA
Lois Addy is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, at York St. John University. She has over 26 years experience as a paediatric occupational therapist having worked in mainstream / special schools, and child development centres across the country. She has a particular interest in children with developmental coordination disorder (including dyspraxia) and her research in this area has included developing social skills, dyscalculia, handwriting, learning styles and physical education. This has been published and presented widely at both a national and international conferences.
Lois is on the editorial board of the CYPF-COT Specialist Sector and advisor/consultant for the National Handwriting Association.