Dash Heath-Paynter – Biography

Page last updated: 31 October 2023

Dash Heath-Paynter is the Deputy CEO of Health Equity Matters (formerly, the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations). He is also the consumer representative on the Therapeutic Goods Administration Advertising Consultative Committee. and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales.

Dash’s professional background includes more than thirteen years' experience working as a lawyer, and in public health policy providing advice on human rights and preventative health focusing on community health and systems strengthening cancer control, sexual health, HIV and other blood borne viruses. Through this work, he continually collaborates with community and consumer agencies to ensure the treatment and care needs of health care users are considered in decision making around access to new health technology.