Our Patron, Kate Doughty

Our Patron

Kate Doughty

In September 2007, Kate was appointed as our Patron.

Kate represents Aussie Hands at events, is a mentor and inspiration to our young members. Kate has a hand difference.

Kate Doughty

Photo credit: Arnaud Domange

Welcome all members, families and friends of Aussie Hands!

The Aussie Hands website is a great place to find information about hand differences and most importantly a great place to network. On the website you will find useful links and resources that provide important information to help answer any questions you may have. From research articles, personal stories, support group networks, to kindergarten and school starter kits, Aussie Hands provides an abundant variety of knowledge, collated by experienced professionals in the field. Another great way to stay in touch with the Aussie Hands community is to join the Aussie Hands Facebook page, with contributions from Aussie Hands staff and members, along with updates on activities and events in your state throughout the year!


Kate knows no limits when it comes to adversity and achievement. She demonstrates an energetic, bright and enthusiastic character and has achieved more than others would in a lifetime. Kate is an elite athlete and Paralympian. She competed at Rio Paralympic Games 2016, placing 5th in triathlon. Prior to this Kate represented Australia for several years in the sport of Dressage, and represented Australia at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, USA 2010. Kate is a registered Psychologist and is passionate about helping others reach their full potential, whether it is in sport, career or personal goals. Kate is also a Motivational Speaker where she utilises her skills and experience to guide others to make informed decisions to achieve desired goals and outcomes.

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Kate, Triathlete Champion

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Kate, Dressage Rider

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Interview with Kate

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