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Executive Committee

The Section was formed in 2003. Originally called the Section of Female and Reconstructive Urology, it was renamed in June 2009. Its aim is to promote the highest standards in female urology in the United Kingdom.

The Section's main function is to set and raise standards by:

  • producing guidelines, often in collaboration with other groups;
  • promoting training and research; and
  • organising clinical meetings.

Since 2009, the Section's annual meeting has been held immediately before the BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting every June.

Members of the Executive Committee

ELECTED OFFICERS

Sheilagh Reid (Chair: 2020 to 2021)

Sheilagh is has been a Consultant Urologist at the Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Unit and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield for the last 10 years; she joined the team in 2015 and was elected Vice Chair in 2018 before taking on the role of Chair in 2020.  She specialises in neurourology, female and reconstructive urology. She is the course leader for the long-running, twice-yearly spinal injuries urology course.

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Mohammed Belal (Vice-Chair: 2021)

Mohammed is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Birmingham and joined the team in 2017. He is the clinical lead for female functional and reconstruction urology at QE University Hospital Birmingham.

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Suzanne Biers (Secretary: 2021 to 2022)

Suzanne is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge and joined the team in 2017. She is active in postgraduate medical teaching and is co-lead for the Anglia Ruskin University Urology Masters degree. As well as teaching, Suzanne is involved in local audit projects, a member of the Data and Ethics Monitoring Group for NIHR trial, and a sub-investigator on national trials. Her main clinical interests lie in the management of voiding dysfunction and incontinence in both men and women.

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OTHER ELECTED MEMBERS

Ased Ali (Member: 2020 to 2023)

Ased is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield and joined the team in 2020. His main interests lie in recurrent urinary tract infection, incontinence, bladder and prostate problems.

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Hashim Hashim (Member: 2021 to 2022)

Hashim is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at at the Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, Bristol and joined the team in 2021. He is a committee member of the European Association of Urology Section of Female & Functional Urology, and Associate Editor of the journal Neuro-urology and Urodynamics. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles, seven books and more than 40 book chapters.

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Magda Kujawa (Member: 2021 to 2022)

Magda is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport ... awaiting further information.

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Mahreen Pakzad (Member: 2020 to 2023)

Mahreen is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at University College Hospital, London; she joined the team in 2020. She specialises in anti-incontinence treatment, including sacral neuromodulation and Botox injections. She also works at The National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery with patients who have bladder problems caused by neurological disease. She has a special interest in the treatment of recurrent urinary tract Infection.

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Tina Rashid (Member: 2021 to 2022)

Tina is a Consultant Urological Surgeon in functional urology & gender services at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London. She is an investigator for multiple NIHR trials and has a special interest in post-prostatectomy incontinence.  She is a key member of the Lead Provider team that co-ordinates teaching for Urology trainees at Registrar level in London.

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Arun Sahai (Member: 2018 to 2020)

Arun is a Consultant Urological Surgeon specialising in functional urology (bladder dysfunction, incontinence, uro-neurology and urinary tract reconstruction) and he is a Honorary Senior Lecturer at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Trust. Arun has a strong academic interest and his current research is related to overactive bladder. He is a keen teacher and is responsible for urology undergraduate education at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas'.

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CO-OPTED & EX OFFICIO MEMBERS

Somita Sarkar (BSoT Rep: from 2021)

Somita was elected as the BSoT Representative on the FNUU Executive Committee in February 2021.  She is a Specialist Trainee in the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Deanery.

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Sarah Fowler (BAUS Audit Co-ordinator)

Sarah is the BAUS Data & Audit Manager. She oversees all the BAUS-operated cancer & female urology databases, and is responsible for the production of Surgical Outcomes Data (part of the Consultant Outcomes Project).

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Christopher Harding (Co-opted: from 2021)

Chris is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne.  He chaired the Committee until 2020.   Chris has a particular interest in bladder dysfunction, continence, neurourology, urinary tract infections and clinical research. He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University and his research interests include recurrent UTI and LUTS management. He is urology lead for the Department of Health Modernising Scientific Careers MSc Course.

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Gurpreet Singh (BAUS Trustee: from 2021)

Gurpreet Singh is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Southport & Formby DGH, Southport, Merseyside. Gurpreet was co-opted to the FNUU team as Trustee representative in January 2021.

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