UGSA Board of Directors

Dr Alexandra Mowat, QLD

UGSA Chair

She started her training in 2008 having recently completed a urogynacology subspecialisation. Dr Mowat has a passion for patient centered care both surgical and non-surgical.

Dr Tim Dawson, NZ

UGSA Vice Chair

Since returning to New Zealand in 2007 Tim has attained the RANZCOG CU qualification.  He works in both public and private practice, at Auckland District Health Board and Auckland Urogynaecology.

Dr Lin Li Ow, VIC

UGSA Treasurer

Lin Li obtained her FRANZCOG in 2015 and then further pursued urogynaecology training at Mercy Hospital and Monash hospital and attained her certificate in urogynaecology in 2016. Lin Li’s public appointments include Monash Hospital and Northern Hospital.
Dr Ow is committed to research and development through publications in several peer reviewed journals is a reviewer for the International Urogynaecology Journal. She received the UGSA research scholarship recently in 2016. She has presented papers at national and international urogynaecological conferences.
Dr Ow specialises in pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence problems in women and has extensive experience in female pelvic floor reconstructive surgery and minimally invasive surgery.  She is committed to improving women’s health and quality of life and understands the issues that women face in everyday life.

Dr Ruchi Singh, VIC

UGSA Director

During her undergraduate training in medicine, Dr. Ruchi Singh developed a keen interest in Women’s Health. She went on to do post graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and obtained her Masters degree in India and also did her membership with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology (RCOG), UK. She moved to Australia in 2007 and obtained the Fellowship of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG) in 2009. During her training Dr Singh noticed the preponderance of pelvic floor disorders in our population, hence she pursued this area of specialization by joining the formal subspecialty training program in Urogynaecology and Pelvic reconstructive surgery at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Parkville.

Dr Lucy Bates, NSW

UGSA Director

Dr Lucy Bates gained her medical degree from The Australian University Medical School and did her basic training in Canberra  She has done extensive sub-specialty training at both St George Hospital, Sydney and Robina Hospital, Gold Coast.  She has specialised training in the management of prolpase, overactive bladder, incontinence and vaginal mesh complications.  Her research interests lie in obstetric trauma and the pathogenesis of the overactive bladder.

Dr Bernadette Brown, QLD

UGSA Director

Dr Brown’s medical career spans a few countries and, in fact, continents as well.  Dr Brown completed her medical training at the University of the Free State in South Africa. Following this, Dr Brown took up a yearlong placement in Christchurch, New Zealand. She stayed in Christchurch for 10 years, during which time she trained as an Obstetrician Gynaecologist.
After moving to Australia in 2015, Dr Brown commenced subspecialty training in Urogynaecology. Having spent some time in Perth, she has now moved back to the Gold Coast to settle here permanently. Dr Brown joins the practice of A/Prof Malcolm Frazer practice in Benowa.

Dr Fiona Bach, NZ

UGSA Non-CU Director

Dr Fiona Bach completed medical school at Leeds University, England and specialised in Obstetrics and Gynaecology before focusing on urogynaecology and completing the RCOG subspeciality training in the UK.  After completing the mandatory New Zealand vocational registration and FRANZCOG, Dr Bach now works as an Obstetrician and Gynaecology SMO in Christchurch with a urogynaecology focus. 

Dr Tanaka Dune, SA

UGSA Director

Dr Tanaka J. Dune, FACOG was most recently a Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon in New York City who now works internationally.  She is top pelvic health expert, academician, clinician and surgeon.  She mentors and teaches a multitude of different groups of individuals including high school students, undergraduates, medical students and residents and fellows.

Dr Frida Carswell, NSW

UGSA Director

Dr Frida Carswell is a qualified Urogynaecologist, Gynaecologist and Obstetrician.  She believes in holistic care, empowering women and involving them in their decision making journey.