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Dr Slack runs an active research unit in both basic science & translational clinical research. His unit has been involved in the development of unique diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. He is also firmly committed to teaching and was the Director of the Cambridge RCOG Subspecialty Training Program in Urogynaecology until 2018. He a co-founder and course director of the Oxford Anatomy Course for Urologists and Gynaecologists, and runs courses on surgical techniques in addition to demonstrating and teaching new surgical techniques to colleagues.


Dr Slack's NHS service has been recognised with a prestigious National Bronze Merit Award.


In 2015 Dr Slack's contribution to clinical research was recognised by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). He received his award from Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England, at a celebratory lunch held in honour of the country's top clinical researchers.


Research interests

  • The use of alloplastic materials (mesh) in surgery
  • Pharmaceutical research drug therapy for urinary incontinence
  • The use of Botox for the treatment of overactive bladder
  • Urodynamic testing & the development of a novel tool to assess urethral pressure
  • Surgical treatment of prolapse & the development of a new, minimally invasive surgical technique for the management of primary and recurrent vaginal prolapse


Grants awarded

  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR HTA)
  • Medical Research Council
  • Wellbeing for Women
  • Moulton Foundation
  • Dr Scholl Foundation

CLRN studies (clinical research network)

  • RELAX study
  • POPPY study
  • BESIDE study
  • BEYOND study
  • VUE study

Academic Awards

  • Daubentin Gold Medal: O&G Fellowship examination of the College of Medicine of South Africa
  • Ethicon Travelling Fellowship to Australia
  • Ethicon Visiting Professor to South Africa
  • Simms Black Professorship Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, UK
  • Visiting Professor to the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist
  • Leading Clinical Researcher 2010-2015 - National Institute of Health Research



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