Principal Policy and Planning Officer
September 2014 — Present
The role of the Principal Policy and Planning Officer is to undertake a range of policy, planning
(including health needs analysis and assessment) and project management tasks related to the
investment in and commissioning of health services aimed at improving the health of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Unit, which sits within the Service Needs, Access and Planning Branch is responsible for driving evidence-based strategies across the Department of
Health to improve the health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This involves
providing strategic advice to the Minister, DG and DDG, undertaking high-level negotiations with the
16 Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) and ATSI non-government organisations about effective ways to respond to unmet health needs and service delivery gaps, and managing over $60 million in
investment across the health system on an annual basis.