Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer



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Department of Obstetrics & GynaecologyMint WingSt Mary's Campus







  • MBBS. MS (O&G). FRCOG. MD.
  • Subspecialty Accreditation in Urogynaecology

Awards and Prizes

1. HAROLD MALKIN PRIZE for the best original research
    Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists– 2006.

   Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists-2002.

Areas of Expertise

  • General Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Subspeciaist in Urogynaecology:
    • Female urinary incontinence, Bladder dysfunction, Recurrent cystitis
    • Utero vaginal prolapse (Primary & recurrent prolapse)
    • Pelvic floor surgery
    • Perineal trauma following childbirth
    • Urodynamics
    • Endoanal ultrasound and ano-rectal manometry


Professional affiliations and memberships

  • Member of the British Society of Urogynaecologists.

  • Member of the International Urogynecological Association

  • Member of the International Continence Society

  • Member of the Royal Society of Medicine


Research interests

Child birth and Pelvic floor dysfunction
Combined bladder and bowel dysfunction




Asfour V, Gibbs K, DaSilva AS, et al., 2019, Validation study of ultrasound bladder wall thickness measurements, International Urogynecology Journal, Vol:30, ISSN:0937-3462, Pages:1575-1580

Purwar B, Cartwright R, Cavalcanti G, et al., 2019, The impact of bariatric surgery on urinary incontinence: a systematic review and meta-analysis, International Urogynecology Journal, Vol:30, ISSN:0937-3462, Pages:1225-1237

Asfour V, Gibbs K, Franklin L, et al., 2019, Ultrasound technique for the assessment of urethral descent assessment technique (UDAT) in healthy volunteers, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ISSN:0144-3615


Tailor V, McHayle A, Morris E, et al., 2019, PERINEOMETER AND DIGITAL EXAMINATION VARIATION WITH THE LEVATOR ANI HIATUS SIZE, 49th Annual Meeting of the International-Continence-Society (ICS), WILEY, Pages:S48-S49, ISSN:0733-2467

Tailor V, Digesu A, Khullar V, et al., 2019, Results of a prospective, multicenter study evaluating impact of a wireless implantable tibial nerve stimulator at 3 years in subjects with overactive bladder symptoms (OAB), British Congress of the RCOG, WILEY, Pages:227-228, ISSN:1470-0328

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