Date published: 29/03/18
Kate Allatt: Don’t tell me I can’t!
Dr Kate Allatt – a patient experience expert – is providing the keynote presentation at the upcoming Translate in Action event on 25 April 2018 in Leeds.
Super-fit Kate spectacularly recovered from a massive brainstem stroke leaving her unable to move absolutely anything – but still thinking, feeling, seeing and hearing – like being buried alive, she was diagnosed with Locked In Syndrome.
Kate has won an Extraordinary Women Award, and wrote an internationally published book, founded and voluntarily ran a global digital charity, ADVOCACY, and pioneered the successful research – @ESCAPS_study (£250,000) – via an opportunist tweet, which is now going multi-centre.
Kate is also pursuing strategies to improve the way emergency care clinicians spot the early signs of young stroke. She is collaborating on research to develop stroke motivation interventions and strategies to make communication the 5th vital sign in ICU.
Kate delivers TEDx talks and regularly speaks at or delivers workshops. She is a prolific health influencer on Twitter (@kateallatt), an international media commentator and blogs for The Huffington Post.
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.
Watch Kate’s video: How will YOU #ThinkDifferently in the next 8 years?