Dr. Peter Dann

Peter CowanDr. Sylvain Laborde

Dr. Peter Dann’s research interests include human-computer interaction, computer-based assessment test construction and neuropsychological aspects of reading and cerebral asymmetry. Dr. Dann has been a Consultant Chartered Psychologist for 22 years and is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He worked for over 20 years at the University of Plymouth as a Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology where he was a founding member of the Human Assessment Laboratory (HAL) and Head of Systems Development.

Dr. Dann has developed a wide range of assessment and diagnostic psychometric tests and has worked with Thomas International for over 25 years. Since 1984, Dr. Dann has been significantly involved with the design and development of BARB, a computer-based battery of 'item-generative' tests for recruits and officer selection in the British Armed forces. He has also worked with the National Health Service to improve communications between medical staff and patients with learning disabilities and with various pharmaceutical companies researching quality of life improvements with new drugs.