Dr Ashani Couchman

About

Dr Ashani Couchman is a urological surgeon and deputy head of urology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

In her private practice Dr Couchman consults in all areas of urology and is an internationally acknowledged specialist in Reconstructive Urology – adolescent and neuro-urology.

She was a graduate of Auckland Medical School in 2003, and she completed her surgical training in New Zealand. This was followed by fellowships at the Institute of Urology (London), Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (London), National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (London), and Western General Hospital (Edinburgh), culminating in a consultant position at Kingston Hospital, Kingston-upon-Thames. She is the Neuro-urologist at the Repat Precinct (the old Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre), The Royal Adelaide Hospital, and is a visiting specialist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia.

Positions

Dr Couchman’s positions are:

  • Assistant head of department, Department of Urology, Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Chair of the Children and Young Persons committee of the International Continence Society
  • Board Member – Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Member of the Adolescent Transition Care Clinical Network Steering Committee – South Australia
  • Co-Chair of the Report on Terminology of Transitional care in the Lower urinary tract and pelvic floor symptoms and dysfunction for the international continence society
  • Member of the editorial panel for Continence – the journal of the International Continence Society
  • Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee – Calvary North Adelaide Hospital
  • Member of the special advisory groups for: Functional Urology and Paediatric Urology for the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Advisory Board Member – Urology (Botox) – Allergan/Abbvie

Memberships

Dr Couchman is a member of:

  • The International Neuro-Urology Society
  • The European Association of Urology
  • The International Continence Society
  • The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • The Continence Foundation of Australia

Research

Dr Couchman has published clinical research in her sub-specialty fields and edited a reference textbook on urinary incontinence. She continues 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

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