Katherine Hewlett is founder and a Director of the charity AchieveAbility formed in 2014 to raise awareness of dyslexic and neurodivergent adult strengths within education, training and employment. Within this work Katherine has managed local, regional and national projects to improve the potential of neurodivergent adults. In 2016, she set up the Westminster AchieveAbility Commission with colleagues from AchieveAbility and the Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN). The purpose is to provide evidence and research on issues that impact on the lives of dyslexic and neurodivergent adults. Katherine trained at the Royal College of Art (RCA) and more recently gained a PhD in Socio-cultural investigation of visual dyslexic cognition (2018). She has delivered talks for the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) and Dyspraxia Foundation Conferences (2018)
Previously she had lectured at several educational institutions such as the Royal College of Art and National College of Art and Design Dublin. For six years, following the RCA, she developed projects within an interior glass design setting, such as a major project at the Ritz Hotel Paris. Katherine then transferred her learning and teaching skills to development and progression work at the University of Westminster where she lead the education liaison and development team up to 2010.
Katherine is also a member of the Dyslexia Guild and a Trustee of Waltham Forest Dyslexia Association.