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(born 22 November 1971) is a former British rower
Rowing is a sport in which athletes race against each other on rivers, on lakes or on the ocean, depending upon the type of race and the discipline. The boats are propelled by the reaction forces on the oar blades as they are pushed against the water...
She was educated at Westcliff High School for Girls
Westcliff High School for Girls is a selective non-boarding grammar school for girls in Southend-On-Sea, Essex and surrounding areas.-Admissions:...
. Bishop has a BA in modern languages from Pembroke College, Cambridge
Pembroke College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England.The college has over seven hundred students and fellows, and is the third oldest college of the university. Physically, it is one of the university's larger colleges, with buildings from almost every century since its...
, a master's in international politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth University is a university located in Aberystwyth, Wales. Aberystwyth was a founding Member Institution of the former federal University of Wales. As of late 2006, the university had over 12,000 students spread across seventeen academic departments.The university was founded in 1872 as...
and a Ph.D. in contemporary German literature from the University of Reading
The University of Reading is a university in the English town of Reading, Berkshire. The University was established in 1892 as University College, Reading and received its Royal Charter in 1926. It is based on several campuses in, and around, the town of Reading.The University has a long tradition...
Bishop won medals at the World Championships twice, a silver in 1998 in the women's pair with Dot Blackie, and then in 2003 she won the gold, again in the pair, with Katherine Grainger
Katherine Grainger MBE is a Scottish rower.Her family moved to Netherley, Aberdeenshire and Katherine represents Edinburgh's St Andrew Boat Club in rowing events. She trained on the River Dee, which has the distinction of being the only river she has fallen into whilst rowing.She is a three time...
After winning silver in the 2004 Olympic Games in the women's pair with Grainger, she retired from rowing and took up a career with the Foreign Office, for whom she worked in Sarajevo and Basra. On 9 October 2010 she married Matt Tillett in Leigh-on-Sea, and on 16 July 2011 gave birth to a son, Jonathan Luke Kellie.