Frankie Bates graduated in London, England as a registered nurse in 1980. She obtained her Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy certificate in Montreal in 1999 and Nurse Continence Advisor certificate from McMaster University, Ontario in 1998.
Frankie co-manages a Urology Clinic in New Brunswick, where she has worked for 22 years. Her specialties include urinary incontinence, pelvic floor physiotherapy and erectile dysfunction .She has been involved in multiple clinical trials.
She has previously held positions on the board of directors of The Canadian Continence Foundation, The Urology Nurses of Canada, The Canadian Continence Foundation and is presently on the Education committee of The International Continence Society.
Frankie has presented hundreds of lectures on multiple urological topics in North America and globally. She has authored numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, four of which received national editorial awards. Frankie most recently was the lead author on a chapter on Management of FI for community dwelling adults (for advanced practice nurses).