Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Chair in Neurological Urology







BN1/6Block B Hammersmith HospitalHammersmith Campus





Professor Marcus Drake was previously a Professor of Physiological Urology at the University of Bristol and Honorary Consultant Urologist at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, subspecialising in neuro-urology and urodynamics.

Professor Drake is chief investigator on a number of major studies, including 6 NIHR grants. These include an i4i grant in microbiology (point-of-care testing for infection in GP practices by detecting antigen-antibody interaction in <10 minutes), RfPBs for medical causes of nocturia (PLANET) and a new design of urinary catheter (Flume), and multicentre HTAs of urodynamics in men (UPSTREAM), urinary symptoms in men (TRIUMPH), and recurrent stress incontinence in women (PURSUIT). He has an interest in physiology, currently holding US NIH funding to study parasympathetic neurotransmission

He is Trustee of the International Continence Society, and a board member of the European Society of Female and Functional Urology.



Gravas S, Malde S, Cornu J-N, et al., 2024, From BPH to male LUTS: a 20-year journey of the EAU guidelines, Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, Vol:27, ISSN:1365-7852, Pages:48-53

Worthington J, Frost J, Sanderson E, et al., 2024, Lower urinary tract symptoms in men: the TRIUMPH cluster RCT., Health Technol Assess, Vol:28, Pages:1-162

Cochrane M, Drake MJ, Worthington J, et al., 2024, Cost-effectiveness of a primary healthcare intervention to treat male lower urinary tract symptoms: the TRIUMPH cluster randomised controlled trial., Bmj Open, Vol:14

Ito H, Sakamaki K, Young GJ, et al., 2024, Predicting prostate surgery outcome from standard clinical assessments of lower urinary tract symptoms to derive prognostic symptom and flowmetry criteria, European Urology Focus, Vol:10, ISSN:2405-4569, Pages:197-204

Schofield E, Taylor N, Drake MJ, 2024, The association of lower urinary tract symptoms with schizophrenia and its treatments: A narrative review., Neurourol Urodyn, Vol:43, Pages:114-125

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