Dr David Edward Cowell

Dr David Edward Cowell


Dr Cowell is a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Psychologist (6434) an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Member of the Association of Educational Psychologists.
He is also listed in ‘The Royal Society of Medicine Wall of Honour

Dr Cowell is an expert in dyslexia and associated conditions including dysgraphia and dyscalculia. During his 50 year career as a chartered educational psychologist, he has worked to help children and adults understand how their own abilities and perceptions differ from others and how they can reach their full potential. It is unfortunate that even today, many parents and teachers are still made anxious by a diagnosis of these conditions and unsure of how to bring out the best in their children.

Dr Cowell lives in Wiltshire. Dr Cowell trained as a psychologist at the Tavistock Centre, London, before moving to work in the North of England. He was Senior Psychologist in Swindon for 18 years but is now an independent consultant specialising in child and adolescent problems.

He has written or contributed to six books. He has participated in many radio and television programmes.

Some of Dr Cowell’s work includes:


A History of Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties Pub, Swindon, 2018.

Steps Ahead: Practical Applications of Educational Psychology for Teachers and Parents
Anchor Publications: Bognor Regis, 1986.

Steps Ahead in Literacy
Steps Ahead Training Systems Company (SATSC), Comberton: Cambridge, 1994.

Articles in Books:

‘Stress and Tension Control’
Edited by F.J.McGuigan, Wesley E. Sime, and J.Macdonald Wallace

‘British Journal of Guidance & Counselling’, Volume 11 – No.2, July 1983

‘The Use of Progressive Relaxation and Hypnosis in Counselling Secondary-School Pupils’
By Dr David Cowell & Julie Franklin (p.160)

‘British Journal of Guidance & Counselling’, Volume 13 – No.1, July 1985

‘Guidance in Counselling in School
By Patrick Hughes’ (mentioning Cowell & Franklin’s work) (p.11)

Exceptionally Able Children: A Checklist
Nestor Publications: Swindon, 1986.