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Laura Sham

Laura Sham

Director Data Analytics Section, Department of Health

Laura is an experienced public servant with exposure across a number of government sectors including Health, Transport and Tax.

She is a passionate leader of data analytics who aspires to make data available to all staff for the purpose of evidence based decision making.

Laura recognises the value data visualisation brings in effective story telling with data and bridging the gap between data analytics, data science and business understanding.

After spending a number of years with Transport working on projects including the use of Google Travel Time for road planning and monitoring and the build of a bespoke data visualisation platform called Q, she moved to the Department of Health where she currently leads Data Analytics for the detection and treatment of Medicare non-compliance and fraud.