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Ms Ashani Couchman
Continence Matters

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Ashani Couchman

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Qualifications:Staff Member Chairman of Department/Section
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I am a urological surgeon who is a sub-specialist in Transitional (adolescent) urology, Neuro-urology and Paediatric urology. I am passionate about my work.

Following graduation from Auckland Medical School in 2003 and I completed my surgical training in New Zealand. This was followed by fellowships at the Institute of Urology (London), Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (London) and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (London) and Western General Hospital (Edinburgh). During this time I worked with world leaders of sub-specialties of Transitional urology, Neuro-urology and Paediatric urology.

I work at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, the tertiary referral centre for the state and appointed at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

My affiliations are:

Chair of the Children and Young Persons committee of the International Continence Society

President of the Continence Foundation of Australia – South Australia branch

Member of the Special Advisory Group - Functional and Reconstructive Urology and Paediatric Urology for the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand

Co-Chair of the Terminology for lower urinary tract/pelvic floor dysfunction in Transitional Care committee

Member of the clinical review committee of Calvary North Adelaide Hospital

I am a member of:

The International Neuro-Urology Society
The European Association of Urology
The American Urological Association
The International Continence Society
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

I have published clinical research in my sub-specialty fields and edited a reference textbook on urinary incontinence. I continue to be a reviewer of the Journal of Paediatric Urology, a peer reviewer of the British Journal of Urology International and a member of the Cochrane Collaboration.

Ms Ashani Couchman declared on the Monday 8th January 2024 that they had the following existing or known future financial relationships or affiliations:

Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand

  • Other: Member of the board of Directors

Coloplast Australasia

  • Speaker Honorarium
  • Other: Chair of special advisory group