Dr Alison Mowbray PhD

Dr Alison Mowbray PhD

Dr Alison Mowbray is an Olympic medallist, a PhD in Genetic Engineering, a science teacher, inspirational speaker and leadership development consultant.

She also uses her sporting and science background to deliver entertaining talks and workshops on nutrition and exercise to help people to remove both the psychological and physiological barriers that limit their performance. She believes that achieving dreams and goals is down to commitment and self-belief as well as skills and processes that can be learnt.
Alison was on the British rowing team for seven years and competed in five World Championships and two Olympic Games.

Balancing part-time teaching with full-time training, the story of her next four years is one of dedication, teamwork and personal leadership. In Athens in August 2004 Alison rowed the race of her life and came home with an Olympic Silver Medal. Having achieved her own dream Alison now works to inspire and help others achieve theirs.

Alison may have retired from international rowing but released from the rigour of being a full-time athlete she has learnt to dive, sail, windsurf, ski and swim open water, has run the London, Paris, Zurich and Brighton Marathons (fastest time 3.29), cycled Lands End to John O’Groats, won her first 100 mile cycle sportive, hiked hundreds of miles and climbed dozens of mountains here and abroad. Her adventures are self-planned and self-supported and many are solo. All are balanced around a busy work schedule because she believes you don’t have to give up your day job to lead an adventurous life.

She featured in the Channel 4 documentary ‘Dangerous Jobs For Girls’ where she teamed up with two others to take on one of the last bastions of male dominated work and ‘man’ a commercial fishing trawler in the South Australian Ocean.


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