Her personal best throw is 61.22 metres, achieved in June 2003 in Loughborough. This is the English record, and places her fourth on the British outdoor all-time list, behind Meg Ritchie, Venissa Head and Philippa Roles.
Shelley has a degree in physiology, which she gained at the University of Birmingham in 1994. She earned her doctorate in the subject in 1999. She currently works as the BM4 Director in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. Previously she held posts at the University of Birmingham and, until 2007, Cardiff University.
|Representing Great Britain and England|
|1992||World Junior Championships||Seoul, South Korea||12th||46.14 m|
|1997||World Championships||Athens, Greece||22nd (q)||53.96 m|
|1998||European Championships||Budapest, Hungary||27th (q)||53.13 m|
|Commonwealth Games||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||4th||56.13 m|
|1999||Universiade||Palma de Mallorca, Spain||8th (q)||57.36 m|
|2002||European Championships||Munich, Germany||10th||57.38 m|
|Commonwealth Games||Manchester, United Kingdom||3rd||58.13 m|
|2003||World Championships||Paris, France||19th (q)||57.65 m|
|2004||Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||33rd (q)||56.04 m|
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