About Dr Kate Allatt D Litt

Extraordinary women 2011 - Kate Allatt

Bio Kate Allatt

Super fit Kate, spectacularly recovered from a massive brainstem stroke leaving her thinking, feeling, seeing and hearing, but unable to move absolutely anything!  Like being ‘buried alive’. She was diagnosed with Locked In Syndrome. However, during the last seven years, Kate won Extraordinary Women in 2011, wrote an internationally published book ‘Running Free – Breaking out of Locked In Syndrome’ in 201. Founded and voluntarily ran her registered, global digital ADVOCACY charity for 5 years and continues to regularly visit families voluntarily.  She established Fighting Strokes only 3 months after leaving hospital herself in 2011, when she was very disabled. She changes stuff to help others with the connections she makes. She even pioneered the successful research -@ESCAPS_study (£250,000) – via a opportunist tweet, which is now going multi-centre! She delivered a TEDx talk and regularly speaks or delivers workshops in the educational sector to headteachers, schools, graduates, the big 4, large PLC’s, leaders across pharmaceuticals, banking, the NHS leadership academy, retail and law firms and health care professionals. She is a prolific health influencer on Twitter @kateallatt, an international media commentator and blogs for The Huffington Post.  She talks about ‘Thinking Differently’, ‘Bouncing Back’, ‘The keys to unlocking TRUST’, ‘When a doctor becomes a patient’, ‘Inspiring Marginal Gains’ ...

Kate was made an Honorary Doctorate Litterarum by Sheffield Hallam University – their highest award and considered beyond a PhD – for her ongoing global influencing work in stroke advocacy/research since her own illness in 2010.

In the words of Winston Churchill, Kate ‘likes things to happen and if they don’t happen she makes them happen!’  Kate connects, influences and continues to disrupt the way healthcare and businesses think!

Her 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….

So what’s next..?

 “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston Churchill

@kateallatt