I am a Consultant Urologist at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals which has a broad catchment area covering Wakefield, Pontefract, Dewsbury, Barnsley and Leeds. I specialise in treating cystitis, urinary and biofilm infection, incontinence, pelvic floor weakness and urinary symptoms due to bladder problems (frequency, urgency, problems emptying, getting up at night, leakage, pain, etc) I am also interested in male reconstructive urology, including treatment of erectile problems and incontinence with artificial urinary sphincter after prostate surgery.
I qualified from The University of Manchester, with subsequent surgical training in the Northwest of England and Higher Urological training in Yorkshire and Northeast of England. I undertook part of my sub-specialty training in Female Urology and Uro-gynaecology at Duke University, North Carolina, USA as well as The Centre for Pelvic floor at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. I completed a Royal College of Surgeons approved fellowship in Female Urology and Reconstructive Surgery at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne.
I am dual trained as both a surgeon (awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, FRCS) and as a scientist (awarded an immunology doctorate, PhD) and am very keen for patient to have access to the latest treatments and technologies available for bladder problems. Amongst my key achievements, I have received national funding awards from multiple bodies including the Medical Research Council (MRC), Wellcome Trust, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Wellbeing of Women. I have numerous peer-reviewed publication from my work and have published book chapters on urological infections. I also present regularly at The European Association of Urology where I have won multiple awards.
I am a member of Medical Advisory Panel for Bladder Health UK, the largest UK charity for bladder problems and also serve as the President of the Yorkshire and Humberside Urostomy Association. I hold academic positions at both Hll York Medical School and University of Newcastle with involvement in research and teaching for urologists and other healthcare professionals who help manage bladder problems.