The Primary Health Care Data Development Expert Advisory Group (PHCDD EAG) provides advice and guidance to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) in the development and priorities of the National Primary Health Care Data Collection (PHC Data Collection).

Terms of reference

The role of the PHCDD EAG is:

  • provision of expert advice on the direction of data development for the PHC Data Collection
  • provision of expert technical and data development activity advice
  • priority setting for the PHC Data Collection including identifying new sources of primary health care data and opportunities for reporting and development activities 


The PHCDD EAG comprises members appointed on the basis of their individual expertise or experience. Members are not representatives of their employing organisation.

The PHCDD EAG is chaired by the AIHW.

Role Representative
Health consumer advocate Ms Samantha Chandler
Primary health care provider (practice or organisation level) Professor Lyndal Trevena
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific health services provider (practice or organisation) Dr Carmel Nelson
Commissioner of primary health care services Dr Shahana Ferdousi
Primary health care researcher  Associate Professor Lauren Ball
Digital health/security and infrastructure Ms Kate Ebrill
Commonwealth/State primary health care policy officer Mr David Baty


Secretariat support is provided by the AIHW Primary Health Care Data Development Unit.

Contact details for the Secretariat are:

AIHW PHCDD EAG Secretariat
GPO Box 570
Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6244 1000 Email: [email protected]