Angie gained a BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies from King’s College London in 2003. She started working in the field of women’s health, first as a staff nurse and then as a sister on a Gynaecology, breast care and early pregnancy ward.
Since 2007, Angie has been working in the Urogynaecology Department at King’s College Hospital and is currently the lead nurse / nurse cystoscopist. She is actively involved in research and was awarded a PhD in Urogynaecology in 2019 investigating sexual function in women with overactive bladder. In 2019 Angie was also awarded RCN credentialing for advanced level nursing practice.
To date she has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed journals and has written book chapters and contributed to National guidelines. As well as her clinical and research activities she provides advice to governmental bodies including NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) throughout the UK. She is the current chair of the Nursing and Midwifery special interest group within IUGA.
Sr. Scientist, Continence Care Research and Development
Tadas Sileika has been leading applied and translational research in functional biomaterials as a PhD candidate, more recently applying the very concepts in industry. As a graduate student, Tadas was at the forefront of functional biomaterials research inspired by plant polyphenols. During his career in industry, he has focused on utilization of advanced materials and surface modifications for novel antimicrobial strategies in wound care and continence care, aimed at reducing infection, antimicrobial resistance, and ultimately improving the quality of patients’ lives. He has also worked on bringing life-saving medical devices to emerging markets.
Tadas has also been engaging with the local and state communities to emphasize the importance of STEM in education, dynamically mentoring students, interns, and co-op program members. He regularly speaks at community engagements and seminars on the importance of STEM.