New appointment to National Data Advisory Council


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 29 July, 2019


New appointment to National Data Advisory Council

Minister for Government Services Stuart Robert has appointed Professor Sallie Pearson to the National Data Advisory Council.

Pearson is Head of the Medicines Policy Research Unit at the UNSW Centre for Big Data Research. She is also Scientific Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Medicines and Ageing, and has nearly 20 years’ experience in quality use of medicines research.

“Professor Pearson has a strong background in health research and brings a unique perspective to the group,” Robert said.

“As Head of the Medicines Policy Research Unit at the UNSW Centre for Big Data Research, Professor Pearson is well placed to advise the National Data Commissioner on the opportunities for government data to deliver better health outcomes for all Australians.”

Pearson is filling a vacancy left by the retirement of epidemiologist Fiona Stanley, Professor at the School of Paediatrics and Child Health at The University of Western Australia.

The National Data Advisory Council advises the Office of the National Data Commissioner on how to better securely share public sector data for the benefit of consumers, researchers and industry.

The work of the new Office will be vital to the establishment of the government’s planned Services Australia whole-of-government digital service delivery organisation. Deborah Anton was appointed Australia’s first National Data Commissioner on an interim basis in August 2018.

Image courtesy the University of Sydney

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