The Data Asset Steering Committee (DASC) 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 Asset.

Terms of reference

The role of the DASC is to:

  • provide high level strategic direction for the Data Asset including defining the scope, aims, objectives, core activities and work plans
  • set priorities for the Data Asset including identifying new sources of primary health care data and opportunities for reporting and development activities
  • provide expert technical and data development activity advice.


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

The DASC 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) Mr Allan Groth
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 Asset Unit.

Contact details for the Secretariat are:

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