Skye Newton

Ms Skye Newton

Team Leader - Medical HTA

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Ms Skye Newton - School of Public Health
Team Leader - Medical HTA
Ms Newton is responsible for conducting systematic literature reviews on behalf of the Medical Services Advisory Committee, as well as clinical practice guideline development.

Qualifications:
Graduate Diploma in Public Health, University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Flinders University
Certificate IV in Project Management, FPMS International Management Consultants and Accredited Training Provider.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Milverton, J., Newton, S., & Merlin, T. (2019). The effectiveness of enzyme replacement therapy for juvenile-onset Pompe disease: a systematic review. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, 42(1), 57-65.
    DOI Scopus2
    2017 Kessels, S., Newton, S., Morona, J., & Merlin, T. (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 Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC1
    2014 Si, S., Moss, J., Sullivan, T., Newton, S., & Stocks, N. (2014). Effectiveness of general practice-based health checks: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of General Practice, 64(618), e47-e53.
    DOI Scopus77 WoS60 Europe PMC48
    2007 Forbes, D., Creamer, M., Phelps, A., Bryant, R., McFarlane, A., Devilly, G., . . . Newton, S. (2007). Australian guidelines for the treatment of adults with acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(8), 637-648.
    DOI Scopus85 WoS80 Europe PMC41
  • Books

  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    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.
    2018 Milverton, J., Newton, S., Vogan, A., Schubert, C., & Merlin, T. (2018). Methodology to assess a predictive test for breast cancer recurrence. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2018 HTAi Vancouver Annual Meeting Abstract Book. Vancouver, Canada.
    2016 Vogan, A., Schubert, C., Newton, S., & Merlin, T. (2016). What are we missing by limiting the outcome of cost effectiveness analyses of diagnostic tests to cost per correct result?. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 13th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Tokyo, Japan.
    2016 Schubert, C., & Newton, S. (2016). Assessing value-for-money for orphan drugs; the mismatch of applied theory methods, economic theory and available data. Poster session presented at the meeting of http://meeting.htai.org/events/tokyo2016/agenda-4023afce0ec04ab387500e87f0a6a42d.aspx. Tokyo, Japan.
    2015 Pridham, L., Liufu, Z., Newton, S., & Merlin, T. (2015). Abstract: 294 - International comparison of subsidisation of drugs for rare diseases and the definitions for a rare/ultra-rare disease. Poster session presented at the meeting of HTAi 2014 - 12th Annual Meeting. Oslo, Norway.
    2015 Morona, J. K., Newton, S., & Merlin, T. L. (2015). Meta-analysis of Two Tests via a Common Reference Standard for Detection of Tuberculosis Infections. Poster session presented at the meeting of 12th Annual Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) Conference. Oslo, Norway.
    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.
    2013 Newton, S., Wang, S., Schubert, C., & Merlin, T. (2013). One small step for an individual, one giant leap for their family: considerations required for assessing the cost effectiveness of genetic tests. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 10th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Seoul, South Korea.
    2013 Newton, S. S., Fitzgerald, P., & Merlin, T. (2013). Mutation testing of the RET gene for MEN2. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 10th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Seoul, South Korea.
    2013 Morona, J., Newton, S. S., Ellery, B., & Merlin, T. (2013). Genetic testing for VHL disease: limited benefit to the individual, but reduced surveillance for family members. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 10th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Seoul, South Korea.
    2009 Newton, S. S., Street, J., Merlin, T., & Hiller, J. (2009). Is MRI effective for staging newly diagnosed rectal carcinoma? That depends on whether it changes management.. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 6th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Singapore.
    2009 Ju, H., Newton, S., Merlin, T. L., & Hiller, J. E. (2009). Quality assessment of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs): Is ADAPTE adaptable?. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 6th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Singapore.
    2008 Merlin, T. L., Newton, S., Wang, S., & Hiller, J. E. (2008). Technology assessment in the context of workforce shortages and changing supply: digital mammography. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 5th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Montreal, Canada.
    2007 Ivan, M., Merlin, T. L., Hiller, J. E., Newton, S., Sullivan, T., Buckley, E., & Hedayati, H. (2007). Multi-slice computed tomography or conventional coronary angiography – how a systematic review of safety and effectiveness can inform decision-making. Poster session presented at the meeting of the State Population Health conference. Adelaide, SA.
    2006 Newton, S. S., Merlin, T., Forbes, D., Phelps, A., Creamer, M., & Hiller, J. E. (2006). Challenges in updating clinical practice evidence-based guidelines. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 3rd Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Adelaide, SA.
    2006 Newton, S. S., Merlin, T., Hedayati, H., Thomson, K., & Hiller, J. E. (2006). Kyphoplasty for treating vertebral compression fractures with kyphosis. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 3rd Annual Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) Conference. Adelaide, SA.
    2006 Merlin, T., Newton, S. S., Thomson, K., & Hiller, J. E. (2006). Brittle bones and painful backs: a systematic review of the safety and effectiveness of vertebroplasty. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 3rd Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Adelaide, SA.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    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).
    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., Vogan, A., Newton, S., Parsons, J., Schubert, C., & Merlin, T. (2018). Extended half-life clotting factor concentrates for the treatment of haemophilia A and B (MSAC Application 1511).
    2017 Milverton, J., Vogan, A., Newton, S., Schubert, C., & Merlin, T. (2017). 50 gene signature assay for predicting breast cancer recurrence (MSAC Application 1473).
    2017 Morona, J., Mittal, R., Newton, S., Salinger, K., Carter, D. A., Schubert, C., & Merlin, T. (2017). Processing and cryopreservation of semen, sperm and testicular tissue prior to or after gonadotoxic treatment to preserve future fertility (MSAC 1435 Part A, Assessment Report). Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2017 Morona, J., & Mittal, R. (2017). Substitution of 68Ga-DOTA-peptide PET/CT scanning in lieu of Octreotide for patients undergoing somatostatin receptor diagnostic imaging under MBS item 61369: Mini-assessment Report (Mini-assessment Report).
    2017 Newton, S. S., Salinger, K., Pridham, L., Parsons, J., & Merlin, T. (2017). Assessment of extended half-life clotting factor concentrates.
    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.
    2016 Milverton, J., Mittal, R., Parsons, J., Schubert, C., & Newton, S. (2016). Microwave tissue ablation for primary and secondary liver cancer (MSAC Application no. 1402). Commonwealth of Australia.
    2015 Newton, S., Ellery, B., Fischer, S., Farah, C., Gum, D., Liufu, Z., . . . Merlin, T. L. (2015). Life Saving Drugs Programme Review: Technical Assessment. Canberra, ACT: Australian Government Department of Health.
    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 Ellery, B., Milverton, J., Newton, S., Morona, J. K., Gum, D., Parsons, J., . . . Merlin, T. (2014). Retinal photography with a non-mydriatic retinal camera in people with diabetes (MSAC Application number 1181). 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.
    2013 Newton, S., Schubert, C., Morona, J. K., Fitzgerald, P., & Merlin, T. (2013). Genetic testing for hereditary mutations in the RET gene. (MSAC Application 1152). Canberra, ACT.: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2012 Morona, J. K., Newton, S., Wang, S., Tamblyn, D., Ellery, B., & Merlin, T. (2012). Genetic testing for hereditary mutations in the VHL gene that cause von Hippel-Lindau syndrome (MSAC Application number 1153,). Canberra, ACT.: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2012 Docter, S., Newton, S., Wang, S., Merlin, T. L., Ellery, B., Milverton, J., & Ma, N. (2012). Genetic testing for the diagnosis or prediction of long QT syndrome. Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, ACT, 2012. ISSN (online) 1443-7139. [on hold at applicant’s request].
    2010 Newton, S., Docter, S., Reddin, E., Merlin, T. L., & Hiller, J. E. (2010). Depression in adolescents and young adults: Evidence Review. Adelaide, SA: BeyondBlue.
    2008 Ivan, M., Newton, S., Zimprich, C., Sullivan, T., Merlin, T. L., & Hiller, J. E. (2008). Intragastric balloons for the temporary management of morbid obesity. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2008 Newton, S., Merlin, T., Hedayati, H., Sullivan, T., Street, J., & Hiller, J. E. (2008). MRI for staging of rectal carcinoma. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2007 Merlin, T. L., Hedayati, H., Sullivan, T., Buckley, E. L., Newton, S. S., Hodgkinson, B., . . . Hiller, J. E. (2007). Universal neonatal hearing screening. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2007 Merlin, T. L., Hedayati, H., Wang, S., Sullivan, T., Newton, S., Buckley, E., . . . Hiller, J. E. (2007). Digital mammography for breast cancer screening, surveillance and diagnosis. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2007 Ivan, M., Kreisz, F., Merlin, T. L., Buckley, E., Newton, S., Hedayati, H., . . . Hiller, J. E. (2007). Multi-slice computed tomography coronary angiography in the visualisation of coronary arteries. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2007 Newton, S., Hedayati, H., Sullivan, T., Merlin, T. L., Moss, J., & Hiller, J. E. (2007). Lumbar non-fusion posterior stabilisation devices. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2007 Buckley, E., Newton, S., Hedayati, H., Merlin, T. L., Moss, J., & Hiller, J. E. (2007). Double balloon enteroscopy. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2006 Merlin, T. L., Newton, S., Hedayati, H., McCaffrey, N., Moss, J., & Hiller, J. (2006). Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for the treatment of vertebral compression fracture. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2004 Bywood, P., Newton, S. S., Merlin, T. L., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Hiller, J. E. (2004). Computer aided detection systems in mammography. Horizon Scanning Report. Canberra, ACT: Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network, Commonwealth of Australia.
    2004 Hodgkinson, B., Newton, S., Parsons, J., Hedayati, H., Merlin, T. L., Easterbrook, C., & Hiller, J. E. (2004). Bone densitometry testing. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
  • NHMRC Endorsed Guidelines

    Year Citation
    2013 Publication status: Published
    Title: Australian Dietary Guidelines
    Authors: Newton S, Middleton P
    Author affiliation: A1064272-B1055775
    Pagination: 0 pages
    Publication date: 2013
    Language: en
    Notes: Migrated record 20140814
    Verification-status: Verified
    Record created at source: 14 August 2014
    2013 Publication status: Published
    Title: Australian guidelines for the treatment of Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    Authors: Phoenix Australia - Centre for Postraumatic Mental Health
    Author affiliation: B1065905-B1018746-B1064272-B1032036-B1068278-B1065539-B1007279-B1181052-B1180086
    Pagination: 1-177
    Publisher: Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
    Publisher URL: http://phoenixaustralia.org/resources/ptsd-guidelines/
    Place of publication: Melbourne
    Publication date: 2013
    ISBN-13: 9780975224601
    Keywords: PTSD, ASD, Traumatic Stress, Pyschological debriefing, Pyschological therapy, Pharmacological therapy
    Addresses: Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health; National Health and Medical Research Council, Canberra, Australia; Adelaide Health Technology Assessment, University of Adelaide, Discipline of Public Health, Adelaide, 5000, Australia
    Notes: A systematic literature review was commissioned by the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health and undertaken by Adelaide Health Technology Assessment, University of Adelaide. It was published as an Appendix to the guidelines. Members of AHTA included Tracy Merlin, Joanne Milverton, Skye Newton, Judy Morona, Jacqueline PArsons, Stynke Docter, Ben Ellery and Zhaohui Liufu. Dr Alexander McFarlane was on the Working Party and was an expert for Special population and trauma types areas.
    Verification-status: Verified
    Record created at source: 4 February 2015
    2012 Publication status: Published
    Title: Update of the Australian guidelines for the treatment of Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    Authors: Newton S, Parsons J, Ellery B, Milverton J, Morona J, Docter S, Liufu Z, Merlin TL
    Author affiliation: (1018746) Merlin, Tracy
    (1007279) Morona, Judy
    (1065539) Milverton, Joanne
    (1064272) Newton, Skye
    (1068278) Ellery, Benjamin
    (1032036) Parsons, Jacqueline
    (1180086) Liufu, Zhaohui
    Publisher: Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
    Place of publication: Melbourne, Victoria
    Publication date: 2012
    Source URL: https://phoenixaustralia.org/
    Record created at source: 15 March 2018
    2012 Publication status: Published
    Title: Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 2 – Perioperative
    Authors: Merlin TL, Newton S
    Author affiliation: (1018746) Merlin, Tracy
    (1064272) Newton, Skye
    Publisher: National Blood Authority
    Publisher URL: https://www.blood.gov.au/pbm-module-2
    Place of publication: Canberra, ACT
    Publication date: 2012
    ISBN-13: 978-0-9775298-1-0
    Source URL: https://www.blood.gov.au/system/files/documents/pbm-module-2.pdf
    Record created at source: 15 March 2018
    2011 Publication status: Published
    Title: Patient blood management guidelines, Module 1 - Critical bleeding/massive transfusion
    Authors: Merlin T, Newton S
    Author affiliation: B1018746-B1064272
    Pagination: 0 pages
    Publication date: 2011
    Language: en
    Notes: Migrated record 20140814
    Verification-status: Verified
    Record created at source: 14 August 2014
    2011 Publication status: Published
    Title: Clinical practice guidelines: Depression in adolescents and young adults
    Authors: Merlin T, Newton S
    Author affiliation: A1018746-A1064272
    Pagination: 0 pages
    Publication date: 2011
    Language: en
    Notes: Migrated record 20140814
    Verification-status: Verified
    Record created at source: 14 August 2014
    2007 Publication status: Published
    Title: Guidelines for the Treatment of Adults with Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    Authors: McFarlane A, Newton S, Hedayati H, McCaffrey N, Erkelens M, Hazel S, Steggles E, Hiller J
    Author affiliation: B1065905-B1064272-B1061970-B1134202-B1130240-B1037148-B1084474-B1018746-B1001631
    Pagination: 0 pages
    Publication date: 2007
    Language: en
    Notes: Migrated record 20140814
    Verification-status: Verified
    Record created at source: 14 August 2014
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  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2013 - 2016 National Health and Medical Research Council Health Advice Panel member, services relevant to the development and presentation of evidence based health advice. Health services and related Australia
    2010 - 2013 National Health and Medical Research Council Expert Panel Member, Providers with expertise relevant to the development and presentation of evidence based health advice. Health services and related Australia
    2008 - 2010 NHMRC National Blood Authority and the Australian and New Zealand Blood Transfusion Society, Review and development of “Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Use of Blood Components” in collaboration with the National Blood Authority and the Australian and New Zealand Blood Transfusion Society. Health services and related Australia
    2006 - 2010 National Health and Medical Research Council NHMRC Guideline Assessment Register, Preferred provider for the provision of evidence-based medicine expertise to organisations developing clinical practice guidelines for National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) approval. Health services and related Australia
  • Position: Team Leader - Medical HTA
  • Phone: 83136263
  • Email: skye.newton@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9086.16
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment

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