Katie Piper

Acid Attack Survivor, Founder of the Katie Piper Foundation & Mental Health Advocate

  • Appeared in Katie: My Beautiful Face, Katie: The Science of Seeing Again and Katie: My Beautiful Friends in the US
  • Nominated for a BAFTA & Awarded the Best Documentary Programme at the Broadcast Awards
  • Awarded the You Can Award at the Sainsbury’s Women of the Year Awards 2011
  • Won the Women to Watch: Inspiration Award
  • Founded the Katie Piper Foundation
  • Written an Autobiography, Beautiful, and Multiple Self Help Books – Things Get Better: If you believe then you will survive, Start Your Day with Katie, Beautiful Ever After and Confidence: The Secret
  • Published From Mother to Daughter: The Things I’d Tell My Child in 2018
  • Received an OBE in 2022

Discover Katie Piper’s biography of published work below.

Things Get Better
Things Get Better
Beautiful: A beautiful girl. An evil man. One inspiring true story of courage
Beautiful: A beautiful girl. An evil man.
Beautiful Ever After
Beautiful Ever After

Katie Piper suffered a devastating acid attack in 2008, which left her with life-changing facial injuries and blindness in her left eye. She now uses her story to inspire wellbeing and a positive outlook in her audience, by discussing such important topics as body image, self-help and managing unwarranted criticism. From Katie’s documentaries to her best-selling books and foundation for other burn victims, she has dedicated her career to changing society’s perception of beauty.

After suffering domestic abuse at the hands of her partner, Katie was attacked with sulphuric acid in 2008. She was severely burned on her face and body, and went blind in one eye. Katie’s recovery included an induced coma and over 400 surgeries, to protect her damaged and sensitive skin. The experience changed her life and left her with harrowing memories. Katie harnessed an immeasurable amount of mental strength to overcome her attack. In just a year, Katie was back on her feet, and fighting to support other burns victims with her foundation, The Katie Piper Foundation. Her work with the foundation saw her receive an OBE in 2022

She starred in Katie: My Beautiful Face, which was nominated for a BAFTA, Katie: My Beautiful Friends and Katie: The Science of Seeing Again, which documented her gruelling treatment journey, and highlighted society’s limited expectations of beauty. In 2013, Katie presented Bodyshockers, an eye-opening programme on the reality of cosmetic and surgical procedures. She expands upon the sentiment of her television shows, to unveil the importance of self-love in the face of beauty standards.

Considering Katie’s several guest appearances on television, she is undoubtedly a natural on stage. Katie’s internationally renowned TED Talk perfectly encapsulates her talent as a speaker, as she eloquently discussed the process of rebuilding her life to captivated audiences. She has starred in many popular British programmes, including Strictly Come Dancing, and has presented such shows as Never Seen a Doctor and Songs of Praise, as of 2020. Katie’s appearances, both concerning her attack and as a talented presenter, only add to her positive impact at events.

Katie has published countless books, including her autobiography, Beautiful, in 2011 and several self-help books, like Things Get Better, Start Your Day with Katie, Beautiful Ever After and Confidence: The Secret. In 2018, she wrote From Mother to Daughter: The Things I’d Tell My Child, a touching tribute to her mother’s support and her children. Her debut documentary was awarded a Broadcast Award, while Katie herself has received the Women to Watch: Inspiration and You Can Award at the Sainsbury’s Women of the Year. Such commendable recognition only adds to her popularity on the speaking circuit, as Katie’s ability to inspire and personal understanding of mental health makes her a resounding success.

Official Testimonials

Katie Piper is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Katie was amazing yesterday, thank you! Her story is so inspiring and she came across as really humble and down to earth. Thank you for all of your help”

Ernst & Young 

“Very passionate and professional. She captured the audience and moved them.”


“Katie was fantastic – incredibly engaging, kind and open with the audience. During the Q&A, there were so many questions we had to cut it short! The attendees of the conference were delighted to have seen her speak and it was a pleasure working with her”

Emma, Event Producer, YOURgb Events Ltd

To enquire about Katie Piper for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@mentalhealthspeakers.co.uk or call a booking agent on 0203 9816 296.