A former patient transforming healthcare by highlighting the marginal gains – patient motivation, digital health, resilience, co-design & social media self-management. TEDx speaker. Global early Locked in Syndrome improvement expert, internationally published author & researcher!

At 39 years of age Kate suffered a very severe brainstem stroke and was diagnosed with “locked-in syndrome”, leaving her completely paralysed and unable to communicate. Against all odds and to doctors’ amazement, she managed to regain speech and mobility in less than a year….

I have heard Kate speak – an experience that will long in the memory…

..inspirational example of something that should be commonplace….

@ NHSConfed_RobW

Rob Webster

CEO , NHS Confederation

Extraordinary woman of the year 2011

Transforming healthcare:

  • Internationally published author Running Free Breaking Out of Locked In Syndrome, speaker, research collaborator & media commentator:

  • Believes communication is a basic human right for EVERYONE!

  • Improve early onset clinical young stroke diagnosis.

  • NHS leadership! The Marginal Gains will transform healthcare eg, understanding patient motivation barriers, delivering true patient co-design, improving stakeholder resiliency, exploiting social media to improve self-management and better patient digital health.


Working alongside Kate Allatt is an absolute privilege. Kate is a fantastic and generous story teller and she has one of the most inspiring personal stories I have ever heard! When Kate stands up and calmly shares her experience of recovery from locked in syndrome, you can hear a pin drop, everyone in the room is deeply touched by her courage and determination. What I really admire about Kate is that she is purposeful, aspirational  and has a fantastic sense of humour all wrapped up in one incredible woman.  She is on a mission to make a positive difference to people who are recovering from stroke and I am sure, as was the case with her recovery story, she will achieve more than anyone ever dared hope!

Roz Davies

Managing Director, We Love Life and Recovery Enterprises

Kate's Books

Kate is an internationally published author of 3 books, including the acclaimed 'Running Free' about her recovery from Locked-In Syndrome, and other self-help & self-management books for anyone affected by stroke or brain injury.

Keynote Speaker

Kate is a proven outstanding keynote speaker, after dinner speaker, and Happiness Health Coach. She runs interactive workshops on a variety of themes in the NHS, schools and businesses.

Coaching & Mentoring

Kate mentors & supports stroke patients worldwide, obtaining the best chance to improve their health outcomes, and acting as a patient advocate. Kate is also a practising as a Happiness Health Coach.