Dr Lady Ann Redgrave

Honorary graduates 2010-11

Dr Lady Ann Redgrave (DSc)

Wednesday 14 July 2010, 11:30am

Ann Redgrave qualified as a medical doctor in 1984 from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School and initially pursued a career in orthopaedic surgery, with a particular interest in sports medicine. She took a sabbatical in 1988 to prepare for the Seoul Olympic Games. Whilst on sabbatical, disillusioned with the repeated dismissals of her orthopaedic colleagues to often disabling lower back pain, she began to explore how to develop her expertise in this area. Impressed by the response of her husband, Sir Steve Redgrave, to osteopathic medicine, she decided to cross train as an osteopath. She completed her training in 1990 and founded the Redgrave Clinic later that year.

Alongside the Redgrave Clinic which specialises in musculoskeletal medicine, Dr Redgrave continues to pursue her interest in sports medicine. She has worked with a number of different sports, although always had a special interest in rowing. She was Chief Medical Officer to the GB Rowing Team from 1992–2001 and a consultant to the team from 2004–2009. She is currently on sabbatical with the GB Rowing team as they prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games. She is due to complete her MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine in September 2010.

As an athlete Ann competed for the GB Rowing Team from 1984–1988 including participating in the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984, World Championships in 1985,1986 and 1987 and the Commonwealth Games in 1986.