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Deborah Bush MNZM QSM

Dip Tchg. LSB

Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Coach and Consultant

Deborah Bush MNZM QSM

Deborah has had a global influence on the promotion and prevention of endometriosis worldwide. She developed the world’s first Menstrual Health and Endometriosis (me™) programme for schools in 1997, which has significantly influenced early recognition of symptoms and timely intervention in adolescents in New Zealand. This has been endorsed by the World Endometriosis Society (WES) as the preferred education programme worldwide.

She has developed innovative health initiatives and programmes for schools, workplaces, hospitals and Continuing Medical Education (CME). She was instrumental in developing a Task Force with the Ministry of Health to improve the diagnosis and management of endometriosis in New Zealand, the outcome of which has been the development of a new Clinical Pathway. Her private practice EPP Coaching and Consulting integrates into four treatment centres offering multi-disciplinary expertise in New Zealand and focuses on education and evidence-based lifestyle management options and well-health coaching. OWH specialists refer patients to Deborah to talk about their condition, the surgery they have had and how to live well with endometriosis.

Deborah presents frequently as key-note speaker at international academic conferences and as MC at functions. Her many national and international awards reflect her achievements and contribution to the literature. The book ‘Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain’ (Evans and Bush) is a helpful resource appreciated by patients and doctors the world over and is available at OWH. Deborah was described as “a pioneer, a visionary, a highly effective lay person in a specialised medical world” by the New Zealand Woman of the Year judges.

Professional Profile

  • Co-founder and Chief Executive Endometriosis New Zealand
  • Founder and Director of EPP (Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain) Coaching and Consulting
  • World Endometriosis Society (WES) Board Trustee
  • Founding Principal of the World Endometriosis Organisation (WEO) 

Deborah’s achievements are reflected in the following awards:

  • Queen’s Service Medal (QSM), Queen Elizabeth II Birthday Honours 2003
  • “Commonwealth Award for Excellence in Women’s Health” (Endometriosis New Zealand under her leadership)
  • Paul Newman Award 2007
  • International Outstanding Service Award 2011
  • Zonta International Woman of the Biennium Award 2011 – 2013
  • Woman of the Year – Health and Science 2012
  • Woman of Influence finalist 2014
  • Zonta Top 50 Women of Achievement 2015
  • New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) Queen Elizabeth Honours 2017
Deborah Bush MNZM QSM

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