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Suzanne Biers

Urology Consultant, Honorary Lecturer

Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
Areas of Expertise:
Research Supervision:

Suzanne is a urology consultant who's active in postgraduate medical teaching and courses. She is co-lead for our Urology Masters degree.


Suzanne is involved in clinical and academic sessions and examination of the Urology Masters degree. She is active in postgraduate research and teaching courses, including course director for the RCSE Reconstructive Techniques in Urology and The Cambridge Emergency Urology Course. Other teaching courses include the Office of BAUS Education FRCS Urology Revision Course, urological component for the Cambridge Anastomosis Course and BAUS courses on the management of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence and Anatomy for Urologists.

As well as teaching, Suzanne is involved in local audit projects, a member of the Data and Ethics Monitoring Group for NIHR trial, and sub-investigator on national trials.

Research interests

  • Female and male voiding dysfunction and incontinence

Areas of research supervision

  • The role of bladder management on squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder
  • Surgery for male stress urinary incontinence


  • BSc Physiology and Medical Sciences
  • MBBS
  • MD
  • MRCS and FRCS Urol

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Association of Urology
  • European Association of Urology

Selected recent publications

John Reynard, Simon Brewster, Suzanne Biers. Oxford Handbook of Urology, third edition 2013. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Biers S, Thiruchelvam N. Urinary catheters, drains and stomas in Prosthetic Surgery in Urology eds Muneer A, Pearce I, Ralph D. Springer Publishing in press.

Biers SM. Female Urology and Incontinence in The Oxford Specialist Handbook of Surgery- Urological Surgery (2nd edition). Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK in press.

Thurtle D, Biers S, Armitage J, Sut M (Ed). Emergency Urology. TFM Publishing, UK in press.

Ren J, Chew D, Biers S, Thiruchelvam N. Electrical nerve stimulation to promote micturition in spinal cord injury patients: a review of current attempts. Neurourol Urodyn 2016; 35:365-70.

Biers S and Thiruchelvam N. Bladder pain syndrome: contemporary management and future strategies. JCU 2014;7:8–19.

Mohammed A, Maguire T, Biers S, Terry TR. Persistent and recurrent stress urinary incontinence following midurethral tape surgery in women: a UK perspective. JCU 2013;6:4-9.

La-Touche S, Biers S, Terry T. The artificial urinary sphincter – an overview and update. Urology News 2012;16(3):6-9.

Biers SM, Greenwell TJ, Venn SN. The past, present and future of augmentation cystoplasty. BJU Int 2012;109:1280-93.

Biers SM, Oliver HC, King AJ, Adamson AS. Does laser ablation prostatectomy lead to oncological compromise? BJU Int 2009; 103: 454-7.

Biers SM, Reynard JM, Brading AF. The effects of a new selective β3-adrenoceptor agonist (GW427353) on spontaneous activity and detrusor relaxation in human bladder. BJU Int 2006; 98: 1310-4.

Biers SM and Brading AF. Nerve regeneration: might this be the only solution for functional problems of the urinary tract? Curr Opin Urol 2003; 13: 495-500.