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Ms Anna Cawdry

Occupational Therapy and Care Expert
Claimants and DefendantsHome AppointmentsRemote Appointments16+ Patients

Medico-Legal Experience

Ms Anna Cawdry is an Occupational Therapist and Care Expert who has been an Expert Witness since 2014. She has attended training with Professional Solutions on “Court Room Skills” and “Writing Expert Reports – Advanced” and training with Bond Solon on “Experts Meetings”.

Anna has attended numerous case conferences, prepared joint statements and given evidence in Court.

Anna is an APIL, EWI listed Expert and she is on the UK Register of Expert Witnesses.

Anna acts in cases relating to:

  • Care assessments
  • Amputees / phantom limb pain
  • Complex orthopaedic injury
  • Stoma care
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Polytrauma
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Visual impairment
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Neurological disorders
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Back pain
  • Dementia care
  • Oncology
  • Major trauma
  • Lower limb dysfunction
  • Brachial plexus and upper limb and hand injury

Anna has a report turnaround time of 4-6 weeks.

Clinical Experience

Anna has 26 years’ experience as a Senior Occupational Therapist working in the field of physical disability across the NHS, local authority and the independent sector.

As a local authority Occupational Therapist, Anna’s work involves the assessment of adults and children with a very wide variety of disabilities within their home environment. This work includes the recommendation for specialised equipment and major housing adaptations; manual handling assessments and training for both families and statutory carers.

As an Occupational Therapist working in the NHS, Anna has worked in rehabilitation settings, Acute Medical/Surgical Wards, Specialist Stroke Units and in intermediate care settings.

Anna keeps an updated continued professional development portfolio and regularly attends conferences and training sessions. In addition, Anna undertakes locum occupational therapy work to maintain her clinical skills.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ms Cawdry able to carry out wheelchair assessments?

Although Ms Cawdry can comment on wheelchairs, a wheelchair specialist would be more appropriate.


  • Book Review by Anna Cawdry; Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence: Sladyk, Jacobs & MacRae in British Journal of Occupational Therapy (page 276). Published 2011. Volume 74, Number 6.

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