Clinical Quality Registries SIG Member only webinar

The Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Act 2020 authorises public sector data custodians to share data with accredited users in accordance with specific authorisations, purposes, principles and agreements. Implications for Australian Registries

ACTA Registry Special Interest Group Chairs Professors Susannah Ahern and Stephen Mcdonald extend members an invitation to this exclusive members-only event, featuring Dr Phillip Gould, First Assistant Secretary, Health Economics and Research Division, Department of Health to deliberate the relevance of the Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Act 2020 to Australian Registries. 

This is a member only event. If you would like information on becoming a Clinical Quality Registries SIG member please contact Michael Mihatsch at

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Dr Phillip Gould is the First Assistant Secretary, Health Economics and Research Division in the Department of Health.

In this role, Phillip is passionate about strengthening the Department’s evidence-based approach to decision making, through funding new health research, improving the use of health data across the Commonwealth, State and Territories and economic modelling. 

Phillip's team is responsible for the continued development of the Department’s strategic economic outlook across Australia’s health system and providing specialised modelling, and costing the Commonwealth’s health and aged care programs. Additionally, Phillip has oversight of the administration of the Medical Research Future Fund’s 10 year plan and Biomedical Translation Fund.

Phillip was formerly the Assistant Secretary, Office of the National Data Commissioner at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet where he worked on whole-of-government reforms to the public sector data system to deliver improved service, policies and research outcomes for Australians. He led the work to develop a new data sharing legislation to promote a culture of safely using data to its maximum potential.

Phillip also brings significant experience as the methodology and data integration lead at the Australian Bureau of Statistics. His previous experience is in the field of banking and finance, and he holds a PhD in Time Series Econometrics.