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Dr Ailsa Wilson Edwards


Dr Ailsa Wilson Edwards graduated with Honours from Adelaide University Medical School in 2002.

She completed her early surgical training in Adelaide and her specialist urology training in Brisbane.

In 2011 she undertook fellowship training in Female and Reconstructive Urology at University College London Hospital in the prestigious Institute of Urology in London, where she developed expertise in surgical treatments for incontinence, fistula, urethral diverticulum, neuromodulation, prolapse and fluoroscopic urodynamics.

In 2012 she returned to Adelaide to join Continence Matters.

She holds specialist registration with the Medical Board of South Australia (AHPRA) and is a member of:


  *   Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

  *   Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ)

  *   Female Urology Special Advisory Group

  *   American Urological Association

  *   International Continence Society

  *   Continence Foundation of Australia

  *   Urogynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA)


Ailsa is the current Vice President of the Continence Foundation of Australia SA branch.

She is on the Medical Advisory Board of Calvary North Adelaide Hospital.

She has served on the Clinical Advisory Board for Analytica Pty Ltd (Pericoach).

She was also national lead investigator on the randomised controlled trial of pelvic floor exercises compared with pelvic floor exercises assisted by the Pericoach sponsored by Analytica, for which she was awarded the inaugural Arnold-Low prize by the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand in 2016.

She is an Educational Speaker for Astellas and Allergan.

She was a delegate to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Younger Fellows Forum for 2016.

She is married to Shane and her pastimes include cooking and rose growing.


Recent publications:

Sacral neuromodulation for refractory overactive bladder after prior intravesical onabotulinumtoxinA treatment. Hoag N, Plagakis S, Pillay S, Wilson Edwards A, Gani J. Neurourology and Urodynamics 2016; 9999: 1–5 Malde S, Spilotros M, Wilson A, Pakzad M, Hamid R, Ockrim J, Shah PJR, Greenwell T. The uses and outcomes of the Martius fat pad in female urology. World Journal of Urology 2017;35:473-8.

Wilson A, Pillay S, Greenwell T. How and why to take a Martius labial interposition flap in female urology. Translational Andrology and Urology 2017. doi: 10.21037/tau.2017.04.38

Dr Ailsa Wilson Edwards
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