About Kate Allatt

Extraordinary women 2011 - Kate Allatt

Marketeer, Mum & former 70 mile-a-week fell runner Kate Allatt (46) suffered a brainstem stroke & locked in syndrome (LIS) when her children were 5, 8 & 10 years old. She won Extraordinary Woman in 2011 and founded her registered digital charity in 2011. She gave a TEDx speech & is a regular motivational speaker, trainer and lecturer. Kate pioneered the @ESCAPS_study & is a collaborator.  She believes social media can transform awareness/improvement in life after stroke and regularly micro blogs & blogs for The Huffington Post.

Regularly she is asked to be a media commentator & is an internationally published authorRunning Free Breaking Out Of Locked In Syndrome.’ 

She campaigns about

  • “How best can we serve patients & their families?” – Real patient co-design & collaboration
  • Eliminating early onset young stroke misdiagnosis in A & E to reduce the high cost burden to the NHS.
  • Using positive clinical language to enhance patient improvement outcomes;
  • Helping the NHS to truly embrace & value ‘patients as partners’ (& not pay them lip service). Together, we can improve NHS & boost our economy;
  • Communication being a basic human right!


It’s not all work! Kate loves being a mum to India, Harvey and Woody and is married to Mark. She loves long dog walks in the Peak District & spins three times a week!


Media appearances include:

BBC Jeremy Vine, BBC Victoria Derbyshire TV, BBC Today, BBC Newsnight, BBC 5 Live, The One Show, This Morning, Good Morning Britain, BBC Breakfast, RTL Germany, ABC Australia,  The Times, The Times on Sunday, The Indian Times, Readers Digest, Woman & Home, Woman, The Good housekeeping Guide, BBC World Service, Sky News etc….

Best article: The Times 2017 TIM_20170202_null_T2_01_2

@kateallatt www.kateallatt.com

New Research?

Kate passionately campaigns to stop the clinical misdiagnosis of early onset brainstem stroke symptoms in emergency care units.  She fundamentally believe, from my own experience and that of 100’s of other brainstem stroke survivors globally, that most patients are in fact initially misdiagnosed when they go to A & E.  They are often turned away from A & E with ‘a migraine’ or ‘stress’ or ‘vertigo’ or ‘drug or alcohol abuse’ and then re-admitted with far worse life threatening, have a poor prognosis & ‘look forward’ to costly treatment costs & rehabilitation. 

Here testimonials are here: http://www.kateallatt.com/testimonials/


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