Sharon Kessels

Ms Sharon Kessels

Senior HTA Analyst

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Kessels, S., Carter, D. A., Ellery, B., Newton, S., & Merlin, T. (2019). Prenatal genetic testing for cystic fibrosis: a systematic review of clinical effectiveness and an ethics review. Genetics in Medicine, 22(2), 258-267.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS10 Europe PMC6
    2017 Kessels, S. J. M., Newton, S. S., Morona, J. K., & Merlin, T. L. (2017). Safety and Efficacy of Wireless pH Monitoring in Patients Suspected of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Systematic Review. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 51(9), 777-788.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS8 Europe PMC8
    2012 Kessels, S., Marshall, H., Watson, M., Braunack-Mayer, A., Reuzel, R., & Tooher, R. (2012). Factors associated with HPV vaccine uptake in teenage girls: a systematic review. Vaccine, 30(24), 3546-3556.
    DOI Scopus347 WoS319 Europe PMC255
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2023 Carter, D., Kessels, S., & Merlin, T. (2023). Toward a framework for assessing ethical considerations relating to genetic tests. In 2023 Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) Annual Meeting. Adelaide.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2019 Newton, S., Kessels, S., Vogan, A., & Merlin, T. (2019). Shift From Regional To Federal Funding: Methodological Considerations. Poster session presented at the meeting of XVI Annual Meeting, Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi). Cologne, Germany.
    2018 Kessels, S., Newton, S., Carter, D., & Merlin, T. (2018). The Effectiveness And Ethics Of Prenatal Testing For Cystic Fibrosis. Poster session presented at the meeting of HTAi Annual Meeting 2018. Vancouver.
    2015 Kessels, S., Morona, J. K., Newton, S. S., & Merlin, T. L. (2015). The impact of an imperfect reference standard. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 12th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Oslo, Norway.
    2014 Kessels, S., Schubert, C., Newton, S. S., & Merlin, T. (2014). Assessment of catheter-free (wireless) ambulatory oesophageal pH monitoring for Gastro-esophageal Reflex Disease (GORD). Poster session presented at the meeting of Health Technology Assessment International. Washington, DC.
    2014 Newton, S. S., Milverton, J., & Kessels, S. (2014). Technology to assist with guideline development: software for systematic reviews. Poster session presented at the meeting of Guidelines International Network. Melbourne, Australia.
    2014 Milverton, J., Ellery, B., Newton, S. S., Kessels, S., Gum, D., & Merlin, T. L. (2014). CT colonography for those at high risk or symptomatic for colorectal cancer. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 11th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Washington, D.C., USA.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2022 Kessels, S., Mittal, R., Newton, S., & Tamblyn, D. (2022). Review of different minimally invasive therapeutic approaches for the management of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (MSAC FFP review 1697). Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2019 Kessels, S., Newton, S., Vogan, A., Mittal, R., Schubert, C., Carter, D., . . . Merlin, T. (2019). Clinical utility card for heritable mutations associated with familial hypercholesterolaemia (MSAC Application 1534). Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2019 Kessels, S., Newton, S., Vogan, A., Mittal, R., Schubert, C., Carter, D., . . . Merlin, T. (2019). Technical report to supplement clinical utility card for heritable mutations associated with familial hypercholesterolaemia (MSAC Application 1534). Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2019 Kessels, S., Mittal, R., Morona, J., Schubert, C., & Newton, S. (2019). Faecal calprotectin testing in patients suspected of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) presenting to primary care. (MSAC Application 1353.1). Canberra, ACT.
    2018 Mittal, R., Kessels, S., Morona, J., Newton, S., Vogan, A., & Schubert, C. (2018). Heritable mutations which increase risk in colorectal and endometrial cancer - Lynch syndrome and adenomatous polyposis syndrome. Economic and financial evaluation. (MSAC clinical utility card 1504). Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2018 Milverton, J., Vogan, A., Parsons, J., Kessels, S., Carter, D., Schubert, C., . . . Merlin, T. (2018). Genetic deletion testing for alpha thalassaemia (MSAC Application 1531). Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2018 Milverton, J., Mittal, R., Carter, D. A., Kessels, S., Newton, S., Schubert, C., . . . Merlin, T. (2018). Processing and cryopreservation of ovarian tissue prior to or after gonadotoxic treatment to preserve fertility in females for the future (MSAC Application 1435 Part B, Assessment Report). Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2018 Kessels, S., Mittal, R., Morona, J., Newton, S., Schubert, C., Milverton, J., & Merlin, T. (2018). Anti-Müllerian hormone testing for female patients preceding or following gonadotoxic treatment (MSAC 1434).
    2017 Mittal, R., Kessels, S., Newton, S., Milverton, J., Parsons, J., Morona, J., . . . Merlin, T. (2017). Testing for hereditary mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene - Resubmission (MSAC application 1216.1). Canberra: Commenwealth of Australia.
    2016 Morona, J., Vogan, A., Kessels, S., Newton, S., Pridham, L., Ellery, B., . . . Merlin, T. (2016). Magnetic resonance imaging of patients with suspected non-ischaemic cardiomyopathies (MSAC 1432). Canberra.
    2016 Morona, J., Kessels, S., Vogan, A., Mittal, R., Newton, S., Parsons, J., . . . Merlin, T. (2016). Cardiac MRI for myocardial stress perfusion and viability imaging in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (MSAC application number 1237). Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2016 Kessels, S., Mittal, R., Morona, J., Newton, S., Ellery, B., Milverton, J., . . . Merlin, T. (2016). Magnetic resonance imaging of patients with suspected (non-ischaemic) dilated cardiomyopathies (MSAC Application no. 1393). Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2015 Kessels, S., Morona, J., Mittal, R., Vogan, A., Newton, S., Schubert, C., & Merlin, T. (2015). Testing for hereditary mutations in the Cystic Fibrosis conductance Transmembrane Regulator (CFTR) gene (1216). http://www.msac.gov.au/internet/msac/publishing.nsf/Content/B1083E11E4A3006BCA257BCB0081849E/$File/1216-MSAC-CA-CFTR.pdf: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2014 Kessels, S., Schubert, C., Parsons, J., Morona, J. K., & Merlin, T. (2014). Bone mineral density analyses using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for women in their 50th year (MSAC Application number 1162). Canberra, ACT.: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2014 Morona, J. K., Vogan, A., Kessels, S., Gum, D., Milverton, J., Parsons, J., . . . Merlin, T. (2014). Nucleic acid amplification testing for active mycobacterial infection (MSAC Application number 1234). Canberra, ACT.: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2014 Kessels, S., Schubert, C., Newton, S., & Merlin, T. (2014). Catheter-free (wireless) ambulatory oesophageal pH monitoring for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) (1203). Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2014 Milverton, J., Ellery, B., Gum, D., Newton, S., Kessels, S., Vogan, A., & Merlin, T. (2014). Milverton J, Ellery B, Gum D, Newton S, Kessels S, Vogan A, Merlin T. Computed tomography colonography for the diagnosis or exclusion of colorectal neoplasia. 2014. MSAC Application 1269. Assessment Report. Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, ACT..
  • Position: Senior HTA Analyst
  • Phone: 83136897
  • Email: sharon.kessels@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Rundle Mall Plaza, floor 4
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment

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