Professor Clare Fowler CBE

Training in Clinical Neurophysiology, Clare Fowler has been in her current position since 1987 and became Professor of Uro-Neurology at the Institute of Neurology, UCL in 2001. Her clinical specialisation is Neurology of bladder and sexual dysfunction. Particular interests include severe detrusor overactivity due to neurological or non-neurological causes, bladder dysfunction in the context of advancing neurological disease and urinary retention in young women (Fowler's syndrome).

Professor Fowler's main contributions to specialisation:

  • Established uro-neurology as a sub-speciality in UK.
  • Introduced several new treatments for severe detrusor overactivity. Most recently helped to establish detrusor injection of Botox to treat severe detrusor overactivity as a clinic procedure.
  • Described eponymous syndrome of urinary retention in young women, researched pathophysiological mechanisms of condition and established treatment programme of sacral neuromodulation.
  • Involved in many clinical trials, both “investigator lead” and commercial drug trials of new agents to treat detrusor overactivity or sexual dysfunction of both genders.

Articles:

Professor Fowler has published more than 170 peer reviewed articles on aspects of the neurology of bladder control, neurological disorders affecting bladder or sexual function, Fowler’s syndrome and non-surgical treatments of these disorders. A list of publications is available on request.

Clare was awarded the CBE for services to Uro-Neurology in the 2012 New Year's Honours.

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