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Dr Sharon English

Sharon English image 2021Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Urologist



Sharon's particular interests as well as general urology are in the diagnosis and management of female urinary incontinence, painful bladder syndrome and spinal cord injury resulting in bladder dysfunction.

After completing her urological training, Sharon undertook a fellowship position in Houston, USA, working with Dr Ed McGuire specialising in both male and female urinary incontinence and bladder reconstruction work. Sharon returned to Christchurch in 1997. She is a Director of Urology Associates, a urologist at Christchurch Hospital, works at the Burwood Spinal Unit as well as being a trustee of Canterbury Urology Research Trust and a Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Christchurch.

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Chong, V., Ward, C., English, S., MacDonald, J., & Losco, G. (2019). Mesh versus no mesh: Outcomes of stress incontinence surgery at 2 years. BJU International, 123(Suppl. 2), (pp. 8). doi: 10.1111/bju.14723

Arnold, E. P., Losco, G., English, S., Frizelle, F., & Anthony, A. (2018). Symptoms of bowel dysfunction and their management after spinal cord injury in a New Zealand centre. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1475), 21-26. Retrieved from

Arnold, E., Losco, G., English, S., Frizelle, F., Anthony, A., Lippiatt, M., & Beams, L. (2017). Bowel dysfunction does not correlate to urodynamic parameters following spinal cord injury: 20 years of follow-up. BJU International, 119(Suppl. 2), (pp. 50). doi: 10.1111/bju.13751

Sugimura, T., Arnold, E., English, S. F., & Moore, J. (2008). Chronic suprapubic catheterization in the management of patients with spinal cord injuries: Analysis of upper and lower urinary tract complications. BJU International, 101(11), 1396-1400.