About Dr Gould

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Dr Felicity Gould has a special interest in urogynaecology and the management of pelvic floor conditions having undertaken three years of  subspecialist urogynaecology training at the Royal Womens Hospital, Melbourne Australia and Addenbrooke's Cambridge University Hospital, United Kingdom. 

Felicity first became interested in pelvic floor disorders as a medical student when she studied Urogynaecology as an elective at Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne. Later, as a general obstetrics and gynaecology trainee Felicity undertook research with the Department of Urogynaecology at the Royal Women's and assisted the team in their private practices in her spare time. Felicity is motived by the significant challenges urogynaecology and pelvic floor conditions pose to women, is still humbled by the experience of being able to improve quality of life for women by treating pelvic floor disorders.

Following the completion of her six years of core training in obstetrics and gynaecology, Felicity commenced sub-specialist training in Urogynaecology in February 2014. During her Urogynaecology training Felicity was the recipient of the RANZCOG foundation 'Brown Craig Travelling Fellowship'. This award, facilitated 6 months of training with the Department of Urogynaecology at the Addenbrooke's Cambridge University Hospital United Kingdom. The invaluable experience in Cambridge has allowed Felicity to develop an ongoing connection with the team there. The teams in Melbourne and Cambridge are now actively involved in collaborative pelvic floor research together.   .  

In addition to her private practice, Felicity has a public appointment with the Department of Urogynaecology at the Royal Women's Hospital. She is very involved in the hands on surgical training of junior doctors and is an advocate of high quality training and education for both students and registrars. When not at work in her private practice or at the Royal Womens, Felicity can be found spending time with her two young children and husband.

Current research, publications and presentations

Felicity is passionate about clinical research in the field of Urogynaecology and is actively involved in a number of clinical research projects in her roles at the Royal Womens and with Addenbrookes UK as both clinical investigator and supervisor. Research is a vital tool to enable both clinicians and patients access to improved outcomes. Good quality research facilitates clinical innovation and to ensures evidence based best practice can be disseminated to the wider community. For updates and information on current projects that are underway see our news section.  

Past Publications

  • Gould F, Urogynaecology Digest. International Urogynaecology Journal 2016 27(3), 503-504 Doi: 10.1007/s00192-015-2877-4

  • Gould F, Al-Salihi S, Carey G, Parambi A, Privato G, Carey M, Sacral Hysteropexy Sling: A Video demonstration and preliminary results of an approach to uterine conserving surgery for advanced prolapse. Femal Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. 2015; 21{5)Suppl 1 ):S149. (Abstract)

  • Gould F, Al-Salihi S, Carey M, Rectovaginal Septoplasty: An anatomic approach to rectocele repair. International Urogynaecology Journal. 2015; 26(suppl 1):S23- S174 Doi:10.1007/s00192-015-2711-z (Abstract)

    Past Scientific Presentations (Conferences)

  • October 2015 - American Urogynaecology Society ASM (PFD week) - SEATTLE USA‘ANALYSIS OF BIOFILM ON VAGINAL RING PESSARIES USED FOR THE TREATMENT OF PELVIC ORGAN PROLPASE: RESULTS FROM A PILOT STUDY

  • October 2015 – American Urogynaecology Society ASM (PFD week) - SEATTLE USA‘ – Oral presentation and abstract publication ANALYSIS OF OUTCOMES FOLLOWING LAPAROSCOPIC SACROHYSTERPEXY SLING’

  • June 2015 – International Urogynaecology Association ASM – NICE FRANCE Oral Presentation & Abstract Publication ‘RECTOVAGINAL SEPTOPLASTY: AN ANATOMIC APPROACH TO RECTOCELE REPAIR’

  • June 2015 – International Urogynaecology Association ASM – NICE FRANCE Oral Presentation Fellows Presentations – ‘ANALYSIS OF BIOFILM ON VAGINAL RING PESSARIES USED FOR THE TREATMENT OF PELVIC ORGAN PROLPASE: RESULTS FROM A PILOT STUDY

  • March 2015 – Urogynaecology Society of Australia ASM – Poster presentation ‘ANALYSIS OF BIOFILM ON VAGINAL RING PESSARIES USED FOR THE TREATMENT OF PELVIC ORGAN PROLPASE: RESULTS FROM A PILOT STUDY

  • March 2015 – Urogynaecology Society of Australia ASM – Poster presentation RECTOVAGINAL SEPTOPLASTY: AN ANATOMIC APPROACH TO RECTOCELE REPAIR’

  • November 2014 – Presenter VRC research Day - ‘Risk factors for mesh erosion in women who have under gone trans vaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse Mesh at the Royal Women’s Hospital in 2010’

  • October 2014 – Journal Club Presentation – Vic Urogynaecology Journal Club

  • June 2014 – Presenter International Urogynaecology Association Fellows Day - ‘Risk factors for mesh erosion in women who have under gone trans vaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse Mesh at the Royal Women’s Hospital in 2010’

  • March 2013 – UGSA Sydney. ‘Cases Studies in Urogynaecology’,