Prof Anna Barnett


Anna is a Professor in Psychology at Oxford Brookes University, UK with expertise in the area of developmental assessment. Much of Anna’s research is in the area of motor development and disorders, particularly Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). She has published widely on the assessment, diagnosis and understanding of DCD and is a co-author of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children 2nd Edition (Movement ABC-2) Test and Checklist. The Movement ABC-2 is used worldwide to identify and describe motor difficulties in children aged 3 to 16 years. Work on a 3rd edition, with an extended age range to 25 years is underway.

Anna also has a particular interest in writing and handwriting. She is the principal author of several handwriting assessments, the DASH, DASH17+ and Handwriting Legibility Scale, and has conducted research to better understand the writing and handwriting difficulties of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, including those with DCD and Dyslexia.

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