Associate Professor Susan Evans

Co-founder, Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia

2024 SA Australian of the Year Nominee

Associate Professor Susan Evans has dedicated her life to helping women and girls who experience pelvic pain and menstrual issues. A practitioner, researcher, philanthropist, volunteer, advocate and mentor, Susan is a true pioneer in women’s health and gynaecology. 

Her book Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain has helped women who experience pelvic pain to understand their treatment options. 

In 2015, she co-founded the not-for-profit charity Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia, to promote education, advocacy and research in pelvic pain and endometriosis. The ‘Periods, Pain and Endometriosis Program’ – or PEP-Talk – is now available to schools in all Australian states.  

Susan founded the bio-pharmaceutical company, Alyra Biotech, which produces intrauterine products to treat neuroimmune conditions, including chronic pelvic pain in women. 

She helped secure government funding for the first National Action Plan for endometriosis, has served on multiple representative bodies and boards, and was the first woman elected to the Board of the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society.