Tracy Merlin

Professor Tracy Merlin

Director - AHTA

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Professor Merlin is the first Professor of Health Technology Assessment in Australia, having worked in this relatively new field for over 20 years.

She is the Managing Director and co-founder of Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA) at the University of Adelaide. In this role she leads a large and experienced team of researchers undertaking multi-million dollar applied research and evaluation activities on behalf of government and non-government agencies. This research directly informs health policy and clinical practice. The health technology assessment arm of AHTA has been undertaking applied/contract research since 2001.

Also, at the University of Adelaide, Professor Merlin is the Interim Head of the School of Public Health. This School takes pride in offering high performance teaching and translational research across a number of public health areas including epidemiology and biostatistics, environmental and occupational health sciences, social and behavioural health sciences and healthy policy and health services. Health technology assessment is a policy science.

Professor Merlin is Vice Chair of the Board of the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) and co-chaired the INAHTA Quality Assurance Group for two years. She is the current Chair of the English Editorial Board of the international HTA Glossary and has been a member of Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) since its inception.

Professor Merlin is a methodologist and clinical epidemiologist. In addition to publishing on methodological work, she has written well over 150 systematic literature reviews, clinical practice guidelines and health technology assessment reports.

Prof Merlin's research and teaching interests include:
> Health technology assessment
> Evidence-based policy
> Systematic reviews
> Meta-analysis
> Pharmaceutical evaluation
> Horizon scanning
> Disinvestment
> Methodological research
> Clinical practice guideline development

Available Research Projects

For details on projects available please view the following booklet: School of Public Health Student Projects

 

Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA)  AHTA Logo

Our Research                                                                           

Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA) is an applied research group with a national and international reputation in Health Technology Assessment (HTA). AHTA has undertaken $45 million in applied/contract research since its inception, primarily for the Australian Government Department of Health, to evaluate health services, medicines and other interventions to inform health policy and public funding decisions. This includes assessing the safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of medical services that are being considered for Medicare funding; and the appraisal of pharmaceuticals to determine whether they warrant funding under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

In 2016, staff from the former Data Management and Analysis Centre (DMAC) were integrated into AHTA, adding expertise in providing multi-disciplinary support for clients undertaking primary research and data intensive projects in the health field. The newly added teams of statisticians, IT specialists and data managers have a wealth of knowledge with regard to registry and trial data management and analysis, which nicely complements the evidence-based policy and modelling activities undertaken by AHTA.

AHTA's aim is to improve public health and contribute to an efficient and equitable health system by informing health decisions with high quality evidence.

Our mission is:

  • To provide expertise in health technology assessment by
    • Evaluating the safety, effectiveness and value for money of health interventions
    • Predicting the impacts of these health interventions on individuals and society
    • Contributing to best practice, locally, nationally and internationally
  • To provide expertise in the design and conduct of studies, statistical analysis and interpretation, supported by systems that enable high quality data collection and management
  • To provide leadership, education and capacity building in the generation, evaluation and interpretation of evidence.

 

AHTA are proud members of: 

 

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Research and Teaching Interests 

Tracy's research interests include: 

  • Developing methodologies for evaluating diagnostic tests to help policy-makers decide whether the tests should be publicly funded
  • Developing methodologies for evaluating novel or disruptive technologies, such as mobile medical apps, breakthrough drugs and biosimilars, genetic technologies
  • Developing methodologies for evaluating co-dependent technologies (eg. the combination of a test and a drug; two tests; a drug and a device), particularly when applied to cancer. For example, pharmacogenetics / personalised medicines.
  • Exploring the impact of HTA on policy-makers’ decisions
  • Exploring how clinicians interpret evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
  • Exploring the impact of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on clinical practice
  • Comparing the utility of different methods for grading recommendations in evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
  • Comparing decision thresholds, between health systems, for determining the cost-effectiveness of technologies
  • Mapping the impact of HTA on the Australian health system
  • Mapping and categorising the different types of HTA and developing quality assurance criteria for each type of HTA product.
  • Exploring the impact of real world evidence on reimbursement decisions for health technologies
  • Assessing health system approaches to reducing the impact of antimicrobial resistance

Tracy's teaching interests include: 

  • Health technology assessment
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Horizon scanning for new and emerging technologies
  • Evaluating medical services, devices, programs or pharmaceuticals  to help policy-makers decide whether they should be publicly funded
  • Evaluating medical services or health interventions to inform health professionals and clinicians make the best choice when diagnosing or treating a patient
  • Evaluating currently funded medical services devices, programs or pharmaceuticals to help policy-makers decide whether they should be ‘disinvested’ or stripped of public funding.

Professional Activities

Tracy is an active board member and consultant for local, national and international health technology assessment agencies. 

Date Region Activity Description
2018- International Member, Strategic Planning Committee 2020-2025, Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi).
2018-2020 International Vice Chair (elected), Board of Directors of International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA).
2018 International Chair, External Partnerships Committee, International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA).
2018 International Member, international task group to develop definition of health technology assessment, representing English Editorial Board, HTA Glossary.
2017-2018 International Member, International Real World Evidence Task Group, INAHTA representative
2016-2018 International Chair, HTA Database Task Group to re-develop the international HTA database, INAHTA
2017 International Member, Scientific Development and Capacity Building Advisory Committee, Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi)
2017-2019 International Director, International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) Board, re-elected for 2017-2019 term
2017 International Member, Antimicrobial Resistance Rapid Diagnostic Tests (AMR-RDT) Working Group, funded under the Joint Planning Initiative for AMR (JPIAMR) UK Medical Research Council. Consortium of 50 individuals across 15 countries
2017 National National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Expert methodological review of the Draft Information Paper: Effects of water fluoridation on dental and other health outcomes
2016 International Invited peer review of grant application for "Fostering Responsible Research Practices" Program, Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW)
2016 International

Member, International Scientific Program Committee, 13th Annual Meeting of Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi), Tokyo, 2016

Chair, Session on Disinvestment

Judge, best oral presentation; Judge, best student oral presentation

2015-2016 International Chair, INAHTA Congress Tokyo Task Group
2015-2016 International Interim Chair, International HTA Glossary (HTAi and INAHTA joint initiative)
2015-2017 International Director, International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) Board, Term 2015-2017, Elected.
2015 International Value of Diagnostic Information Platform International Working Group
2015 International Steering Committee, Evidence Synthesis International
2015 International Organising Committee, Global Evidence Summit, Oslo, Norway (Representing the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment, INAHTA)
2014-2017 Local Member, South Australian Policy Advisory Committee on Technology (SA-PACT), South Australian Department of Health
2014- International Steering Committee, Accelerated Guideline Development Working Group, Guidelines International Network (G-I-N)
2014- International INAHTA representative, HTA Glossary International Steering Committee
2013- International Chair, English Editorial Board, International HTA Glossary (HTAi and INAHTA joint initiative)
2013- International Editorial Board, GMS Health Technology Assessment
2013-2015 International Scientific and Professional Programs Committee Member, Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi), Invited, Term – 2 years
2013 International Abstract reviewer, Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ) annual conference, Wellington 2013
2013 International Abstract reviewer and session Chair for Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) 2013 conference, Seoul, Korea, June 15-16
2012 International Abstract reviewer for International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 5th Asia Pacific conference, Taipei, Taiwan, September 2012
2012-2014 International Co-Chair, International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) Quality Assurance Group (QAG), Elected
2011-2013 International Scientific and Professional Programs Committee Member, Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi), Invited, Term – 2 years
2011-2013 Local Member, South Australian Health Technology Advisory Group (SA-HTAG), Clinical Senate Standing Committee, South Australian Department of Health
2011 International Abstract reviewer for Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) 2011 conference, Rio de Janeiro, June 25-26
2011 National Member, Evidence-based Pathology Working Party, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
2010 International “Best Conference Poster and Oral presentation” Judge, Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) 2010 conference, Dublin, June 6-9
2010 International Abstract reviewer for International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 2010 conference, Phuket, Thailand
2010- Local Member, South Australian Medicines Evaluation Panel (SAMEP), Sub-Committee of the South Australian Medicines Advisory Committee, South Australian Department of Health, Panel was awarded “Excellence in Non-Clinical services” by SA Health in 2014
2009-2011 International Scientific and Professional Programs Committee Member. Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi), Invited, Term – 2 years
2009 International “Best Conference Poster” Judge, Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) 2009 conference, Singapore, June 22-24
2009 International Abstract reviewer for Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) 2009 conference, Singapore, June 22-24
2009 National Project Executive Committee, Type 2 Diabetes Guidelines – AHTA, Baker IDI, The George Institute
2008 International Abstract reviewer for Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) 2008 conference, Montreal, July 6-9, 2008
2008 Local Steering Committee, WorkCoverSA clinical practice guidelines for acute/subacute soft tissue injury to the low back
2007-2009 International HTA Council Member, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)
2006-2012 International International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) Quality Assurance Working Group (QAWG) member
2004-2009 National National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Guideline Assessment Register Working Party to develop new grading system for evidence-based clinical practice guideline recommendations. Involved revising/redrafting the 1999 NHMRC “levels of evidence” hierarchy – the main evidence-based assessment methodology utilised by Australian health technology assessment organisations, clinical practice guideline developers and evidence-based medicine practitioners.
2005 National National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Guideline Assessment Register Working Party to develop a discussion workshop on the revised “levels and grades of evidence” for presentation at the 2005 Cochrane Colloquium.
2004 National Working party to standardise minimum requirements and protocols for NHMRC guideline developers.
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Director Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA), School of Public Health, University of Adelaide
    2017 Professor of Health Technology Assessment University of Adelaide
    2015 Academic Lead, Health Economics & Policy Academic Unit School of Public Health, University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2016 Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow (Level D) School of Public Health, University of Adelaide
    2010 Managing Director Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA), School of Public Health, University of Adelaide
    2010 - 2012 Senior Research Fellow (Level C) Discipline of Public Health, School of Population Health, University of Adelaide
    2001 - 2010 Manager (Senior Research Fellow, HEO9 and HEO8) Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (and the National Horizon Scanning Unit), Discipline of Public
    1998 - 2001 Senior Research Officer Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical (ASERNIP-S), Roy
    1990 - 1997 Research Officer Department of Medicine, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award 2018 David Hailey Impact Award International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) Canada
    2016 Award Best poster presentation HTAi
    2016 Award Best HDR Supervisor, School of Public Health University of Adelaide
    2016 Invitation Accepted into the Adelaide Women Leaders Program University of Adelaide
    2015 Honour School of Public Health Academic Leadership Honour Roll University of Adelaide
    2008 Award Best student oral presentation HTAi $1,000
    2007 Award ARI Inaugural Impact Award for Growth in Contract Research Adelaide Research and Innovation $10,000
    2006 Award Poster Prize HTAi $1,000
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2007 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia PhD (Medicine)
    1998 - 2001 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Public Health
    1989 - 1989 University of Adelaide Australia Honours, Bachelor of Arts
    1986 - 1989 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2014 Graduate Certificate Online Learning (Higher Ed) University of Adelaide
    2012 Advanced Diploma (Project Management) FPMS International Management Consultants and Accredited Training Providers Australia
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Hillock, N., Karnon, J., Turnidge, J., & Merlin, T. (2020). Estimating the utilisation of unregistered antimicrobials in Australia. Infection, Disease and Health, 25(2), 82-91.
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    2020 Laka, M., Milazzo, A., & Merlin, T. (2020). Can evidence-based decision support tools transform antibiotic management? A systematic review and meta-analyses. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, 75(5), 1099-1111.
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    2020 O'rourke, B., Werkö, S., Merlin, T., Huang, L., & Schuller, T. (2020). The 'Top 10' Challenges for Health Technology Assessment: INAHTA Viewpoint. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 36(1), 1-4.
    DOI Scopus1
    2020 Lim, R., Bereznicki, L., Corlis, M., Kalisch Ellett, L. M., Kang, A. C., Merlin, T., . . . Roughead, E. E. (2020). Reducing medicine-induced deterioration and adverse reactions (ReMInDAR) trial: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial in residential aged-care facilities assessing frailty as the primary outcome.. BMJ Open, 10(4), e032851.
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    2020 Moshi, M. R., Tooher, R., & Merlin, T. (2020). Development of a health technology assessment module for evaluating mobile medical applications.. Int J Technol Assess Health Care, 1-10.
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    2020 Hillock, N. T., Merlin, T., Karnon, J., Turnidge, J., & Eliott, J. (2020). Feasibility of de-linking reimbursement of antimicrobials from sales: the Australian perspective as a qualitative case study. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy - Antimicrobial Resistance, 2(2).
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    2019 Wurcel, V., Cicchetti, A., Garrison, L., Kip, M., Koffijberg, H., Kolbe, A., . . . Zamora, B. (2019). The Value of Diagnostic Information in Personalised Healthcare: A Comprehensive Concept to Facilitate Bringing This Technology into Healthcare Systems. Public Health Genomics, 22(1-2), 8-15.
    DOI Scopus1
    2019 Moshi, M. R., Parsons, J., Tooher, R., & Merlin, T. (2019). Evaluation of mobile health applications: Is regulatory policy up to the challenge?. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 35(4), 351-360.
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    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.
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    2019 Hillock, N., Paradiso, L., Turnidge, J., Karnon, J., & Merlin, T. (2019). Clinical indications treated with unregistered antimicrobials: The regulatory challenges of antimicrobial resistance and access to effective treatment for patients. Australian Health Review, 44(2), 263-269.
    DOI Scopus1
    2019 Kessels, S., Carter, D., 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.
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    2019 Carter, D., Merlin, T., & Hunter, D. (2019). An ethical analysis of coverage with evidence development. Value in Health, 22(8), 878-883.
    DOI Scopus1
    2018 Kip, M., IJzerman, M., Henriksson, M., Merlin, T., Weinstein, M., Phelps, C., . . . Koffijberg, H. (2018). Toward Alignment in the Reporting of Economic Evaluations of Diagnostic Tests and Biomarkers: The AGREEDT Checklist. Medical Decision Making, 38(7), 778-788.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2018 Moshi, M., Tooher, R., & Merlin, T. (2018). Suitability of current evaluation frameworks for use in the health technology assessment of mobile medical applications: A systematic review. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 34(5), 464-475.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2018 Merlin, T. (2018). Decisions in health technology assessment: Should we speak with one voice? 11 Medical and Health Sciences 1117 Public Health and Health Services. Health Research Policy and Systems, 16(1), 3 pages.
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    2018 Gupta, A., Smithers, L., Harford, J., Merlin, T., & Braunack-Mayer, A. (2018). Determinants of knowledge and attitudes about sugar and the association of knowledge and attitudes with sugar intake among adults: a systematic review. Appetite, 126, 185-194.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS6 Europe PMC2
    2018 Wang, S., Gum, D., & Merlin, T. (2018). Comparing the ICERs in medicine reimbursement submissions to NICE and PBAC – does the presence of an explicit threshold affect the ICER proposed?. Value in Health, 21(8), 938-943.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS7 Europe PMC1
    2018 Robinson, M., Mihalopoulos, C., Merlin, T., & Roughead, E. (2018). Characteristics of managed entry agreements in Australia. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 34(1), 46-55.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS2
    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 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2017 Sisnowski, J., Street, J., & Merlin, T. (2017). Improving food environments and tackling obesity: a realist systematic review of the policy success of regulatory interventions targeting population nutrition. PLoS ONE, 12(8), e0182581-1-e0182581-16.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS13 Europe PMC7
    2016 Merlin, T., Hiller, J., & Ryan, P. (2016). Impact of the "Linked Evidence Approach" Method on Policies to Publicly Fund Diagnostic, Staging, and Screening Medical Tests. MDM Policy & Practice, 1(1), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2016 Lopes, E., Street, J., Carter, D., & Merlin, T. (2016). Involving patients in health technology funding decisions: stakeholder perspectives on processes used in Australia. Health Expectations, 19(2), 331-344.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS10 Europe PMC10
    2015 Varker, T., Forbes, D., Dell, L., Weston, A., Merlin, T., Hodson, S., & O'Donnell, M. (2015). Rapid evidence assessment: increasing the transparency of an emerging methodology. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 21(6), 1199-1204.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS18 Europe PMC12
    2014 Merlin, T. (2014). The use of the 'linked evidence approach' to guide policy on the reimbursement of personalized medicines. Personalized Medicine, 11(4), 435-448.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC1
    2014 Merlin, T., Tamblyn, D., Ellery, B., & NAHTA Quality Assurance Group. (2014). What's in a name? developing definitions for common health technology assessment product types of the international network of agencies for health technology assessment (Inahta). International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 30(4), 430-437.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS15 Europe PMC10
    2014 Marciano, N., Merlin, T., Bessen, T., & Street, J. (2014). To what extent are current guidelines for cutaneous melanoma follow up based on scientific evidence?. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 68(6), 761-770.
    DOI Scopus19 Europe PMC11
    2014 Smithers, L., Lynch, J., & Merlin, T. (2014). Industry self-regulation and TV advertising of foods to Australian children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(5), 386-392.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS10 Europe PMC6
    2014 Hodgetts, K., Hiller, J., Street, J., Carter, D., Braunack-Mayer, A., Watt, A., . . . Elshaug, A. (2014). Disinvestment policy and the public funding of assisted reproductive technologies: outcomes of deliberative engagements with three key stakeholder groups. BMC Health Services Research, 14(1), 1-10.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS13 Europe PMC12
    2014 Hodgetts, K., Hiller, J., Street, J., Carter, D., Braunack-Mayer, A., Watt, A., . . . Elshaug, A. (2014). Disinvestment policy and the public funding of assisted reproductive technologies: outcomes of deliberative engagements with three key stakeholder groups. BMC Health Services Research, 14(1), 1-10.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS13 Europe PMC12
    2013 Smithers, L., Merlin, T., & Lynch, J. (2013). The impact of industry self-regulation on television marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to Australian children. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(3), 148-149.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2013 Merlin, T., Lehman, S., Ryan, P., & Hiller, J. (2013). The "linked evidence approach" to assess medical tests: a critical analysis. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 29(3), 343-350.
    DOI Scopus26 WoS25 Europe PMC19
    2013 Morona, J., Buckley, E., Jones, S., Reddin, E., & Merlin, T. (2013). Comparison of the clinical effectiveness of different off-loading devices for the treatment of neuropathic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes-Metabolism Research and Reviews, 29(3), 183-193.
    DOI Scopus50 WoS41 Europe PMC26
    2013 Hajiali Afzali, H., Karnon, J., & Merlin, T. (2013). Improving the accuracy and comparability of model-based economic evaluations of health technologies for reimbursement decisions: a methodological framework for the development of reference models. Medical Decision Making, 33(3), 325-332.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS21 Europe PMC15
    2013 Merlin, T., Farah, C., Schubert, C., Mitchell, A., Hiller, J., & Ryan, P. (2013). Assessing personalized medicines in Australia: A national framework for reviewing codependent technologies. Medical Decision Making, 33(3), 333-342.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS27 Europe PMC16
    2012 Tyndall, J., Merlin, T., & Lockwood, C. (2012). Impact of findings from grey literature on the outcomes of systematic reviews on interventions to prevent obesity among children: A systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 10(56 SUPPL), S162-S175.
    2012 Willis, C. D., Elshaug, A. G., Milverton, J. L., Watt, A. M., Metz, M. P., & Hiller, J. E. (2012). Diagnostic performance of serum cobalamin tests: a systematic review and meta-analysis (vol 43, pg 472, 2011). PATHOLOGY, 44(3), 283.
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    2012 Watt, A., Hiller, J., Braunack-Mayer, A., Moss, J., Buchan, H., Wale, J., . . . Elshaug, A. (2012). The ASTUTE Health study protocol: deliberative stakeholder engagements to inform implementation approaches to healthcare disinvestment. Implementation Science, 7(101), 2-12.
    DOI Scopus41 WoS40 Europe PMC28
    2012 Watt, A., Hiller, J., Braunack-Mayer, A., Moss, J., Buchan, H., Wale, J., . . . Elshaug, A. (2012). The ASTUTE Health study protocol: deliberative stakeholder engagements to inform implementation approaches to healthcare disinvestment. Implementation Science, 7(101), 2-12.
    DOI Scopus41 WoS40 Europe PMC28
    2011 Watt, A., Elshaug, A., Willis, C., & Hiller, J. (2011). Assisted reproductive technologies: A systematic review of safety and effectiveness to inform disinvestment policy. Health Policy, 102(2-3), 200-213.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS9 Europe PMC4
    2011 Willis, C., Elshaug, A., Milverton, J., Watt, A., Metz, M., & Hiller, J. (2011). Diagnostic performance of serum cobalamin tests: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Pathology, 43(5), 472-481.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS14 Europe PMC8
    2011 Willis, C., Elshaug, A., Milverton, J., Watt, A., Metz, M., & Hiller, J. (2011). Diagnostic performance of serum cobalamin tests: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Pathology, 43(5), 472-481.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS14 Europe PMC8
    2011 Watt, A., Elshaug, A., Willis, C., & Hiller, J. (2011). Assisted reproductive technologies: A systematic review of safety and effectiveness to inform disinvestment policy. Health Policy, 102(2-3), 200-213.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS9 Europe PMC4
    2011 Mundy, L., Hiller, J., & Merlin, T. (2011). The true role of horizon scanning in Australia: who it informs and why. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 27(1), 95-98.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2011 Hillier, S., Grimmer, K., Merlin, T., Middleton, P., Salisbury, J., Tooher, R., & Weston, A. (2011). FORM: An Australian method for formulating and grading recommendations in evidence-based clinical guidelines. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11(1), 23:1-23:8.
    DOI Scopus55 WoS51 Europe PMC35
    2009 Wang, S., Merlin, T., Kreisz, F., Craft, P., & Hiller, J. (2009). Cost and cost-effectiveness of digital mammography compared with film-screen mammography in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 33(5), 430-436.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2 Europe PMC3
    2009 Merlin, T., Weston, A., & Tooher, R. (2009). Extending an evidence hierarchy to include topics other than treatment: revising the Australian 'levels of evidence'. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 9(34), 1-8.
    DOI Scopus188 WoS190 Europe PMC115
    2009 Kreisz, F., Merlin, T., Moss, J., Atherton, J., Hiller, J., & Gericke, C. (2009). The pre-test risk stratified cost-effectiveness of 64-slice computed tomography coronary angiography in the detection of significant obstructive coronary artery disease in patients otherwise referred to invasive coronary angiography. Heart, Lung & Circulation (Print Edition), 18(3), 200-207.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS18 Europe PMC17
    2009 Elshaug, A., Moss, J., Littlejohns, P., Karnon, J., Merlin, T., & Hiller, J. (2009). Identifying existing health care services that do not provide value for money. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(5), 269-273.
    DOI Scopus91 WoS86 Europe PMC52
    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 Scopus89 WoS82 Europe PMC41
    2005 Mundy, L., Merlin, T., Fitridge, R., & Hiller, J. (2005). Systematic review of endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins. British Journal of Surgery, 92(10), 1189-1194.
    DOI Scopus173 WoS137 Europe PMC95
    2005 Mundy, L., Merlin, T., Parrella, A., Babidge, W., Roberts, D., & Hiller, J. (2005). The Australia and New Zealand horizon scanning network. Australian Health Review, 29(4), 395-397.
    DOI Scopus8 Europe PMC4
    2004 Hodgkinson, B., Merlin, T., Moss, J., & Hiller, J. (2004). The effectiveness of intra-articular viscosupplementation for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review. Health Care Reports, 2(5), 109-128.
    2004 Mundy, L., Merlin, T., Maddern, G., & Hiller, J. (2004). Systematic review of safety and effectiveness of an artificial bowel sphincter for faecal incontinence. British Journal of Surgery, 91(6), 665-672.
    DOI Scopus93 WoS77 Europe PMC57
    2004 Parsons, J., Merlin, T., Taylor, J., Wilkinson, D., & Hiller, J. (2004). Erratum: Evidence-based practice in rural and remote clinical practice: Where is the evidence? (Australian Journal of Rural Health (2003) vol. 11 (242-248)). Australian Journal of Rural Health, 12(5), 180.
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    2003 Parsons, J., Merlin, T., Taylor, J., Wilkinson, D., & Hiller, J. (2003). Evidence-based practice in rural and remote clinical practice: where is the evidence?. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 11(5), 242-248.
    DOI Scopus13 Europe PMC8
    2003 Merlin, T., Hiller, J., Maddern, G., Jamieson, G., Brown, A., & Kolbe, A. (2003). Systematic review of the safety and effectiveness of methods used to establish pneumoperitoneum in laparoscopic surgery. British Journal of Surgery, 90(6), 668-679.
    DOI Scopus104 WoS80 Europe PMC59
    2001 Merlin, T., Arnold, E., Petros, P., MacTaggart, P., Tulloch, A., Faulkner, K., & Maddern, G. (2001). A systematic review of tension-free urethropexy for stress urinary incontinence: intravaginal slingplasty and the tension-free vaginal tape procedures. BJU International, 88(9), 871-880.
    DOI Scopus44 WoS40 Europe PMC33
    2000 Merlin, T., Scott, D., Rao, M., Wall, D., Francis, D., Bridgewater, F., & Maddern, G. (2000). The safety and efficacy of laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy: a systematic review. Transplantation, 70(12), 1659-1666.
    DOI Scopus106 WoS96 Europe PMC77
    1994 Ratnaike, R., & Chinner, T. (1994). The importance of health education in programs to control diarrhea: Experiences in an Australian aboriginal community. Journal of Health Education, 25(5), 283-288.
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    1993 Jolly, B., Newble, D., & Chinner, T. (1993). Learning Effect of Reusing Stations in an Objective Structured Clinical Examination. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 5(2), 66-71.
    DOI Scopus13
    1992 Ratnaike, R., & Chinner, T. (1992). A Community Health Education System to meet the health needs of Indo-Chinese women. Journal of Community Health, 17(2), 87-96.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC3
    1991 Chinner, T., & Dalziel, F. (1991). An exploratory study on the viability and efficacy of a pet-facilitated therapy project within a hospice.. Journal of palliative care, 7(4), 13-20.
    Scopus36 Europe PMC10
  • Books

  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2019 Laka, M., Milazzo, A., & Merlin, T. (2019). Sustainable Implementation of Electronic Decision Support Tools for the Evidence-based Management of Antibiotics. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Digital Public Health (pp. 7-8). online: ACM.
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    2018 Carter, D. A., Vogan, A., & Merlin, T. (2018). The need for ethics committees and evaluation agencies in coverage with evidence development: the case of crizotinib in Australia. In Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law Conference. Townsville.
    2017 Carter, D. A., Merlin, T., & Hunter, D. (2017). Coercing or inducing patients to participate in evidence generation. In Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference. Adelaide.
    2015 Lopes McInnes, E., Street, J., Carter, D., & Merlin, T. (2015). Stakeholder views on Australian public- and patient-involvement in HTA. In Online programme. Oslo, Norway.
    2013 Lopes do Carmo, E., Street, J. M., Carter, D. A., & Merlin, T. L. (2013). Excluding patient and citizen voices from health-care funding decision-making: what is the public health impact?. In Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) 42nd Annual Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
    2005 Merlin, T. L., Hodgkinson, B., Moss, J., & Hiller, J. E. (2005). Economic analysis within a health technology assessment: practical issues. In Italian Journal of Public Health (Supplement 1) Vol. 2 (pp. 262). Rome, Italy.
    2005 Mundy, L., Merlin, T. L., Parrella, A., & Hiller, J. E. (2005). The Australian horizon scanning network. In Italian Journal of Public Health (Supplement 1) Vol. 2 (pp. 163). Rome, Italy.
    2005 Merlin, T. L., Weston, A., & Tooher, R. (2005). Revising a national standard: redevelopment of the Australian NHMRC evidence hierarchy. In Italian Journal of Public Health (Supplement 1) Vol. 2 (pp. 156). Rome, Italy.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2019 Moshi, M. R., Tooher, R., & Merlin, T. (2019). mHealth app evaluation framework for decision-making purposes. Poster session presented at the meeting of 13th Annual Florey Postgraduate Research Conference.
    2019 Hillock, N. T., Turnidge, J., Karnon, J., & Merlin, T. (2019). Policy incentives for a sustainable antibiotic market: the perspective of Australian stakeholders - a qualitative study (poster presentation). Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Society for Antimicrobials 2019.
    2019 Hillock, N. T., Paradiso, L., Turnidge, J., Karnon, J., & Merlin, T. (2019). Special Access Scheme Category C and antimicrobial drugs - a policy solution or a temporary fix? (poster presentation). Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Society for Antimicrobials 2019.
    2019 Moshi, M., Parsons, J., Tooher, R., & Merlin, T. (2019). mHealth app evaluation framework for reimbursement decision-making. Poster session presented at the meeting of Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) Annual Meeting. Cologne, Germany.
    2019 Moshi, M., Parsons, J., Tooher, R., & Merlin, T. (2019). Assessment of mHealth apps: is current regulation policy adequate?.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) Annual Meeting. Cologne, Germany.
    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.
    2018 Moshi, M. R., Parsons, J., Tooher, R., & Merlin, T. (2018). Assessment of mHealth apps in Australia: is current regulation adequate? [Poster]. Poster session presented at the meeting of Florey Postgraduate Research Conference. Adelaide, South Australia.
    2018 Moshi, M. R., Tooher, R., & Merlin, T. (2018). Suitable frameworks for mHealth app evaluation n Australian healthcare reimbursement [Rapid Fire Presentation and Poster]. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Epidemiological Association. Freemantle, Western Australia.
    2018 Moshi, M. R., Parsons, J. E., Tooher, R. L., & Merlin, T. L. (2018). Assessment of mHealth apps in Australia: is current regulation policy adequate? [Presentation]. Poster session presented at the meeting of South Australian Population Health Conference. Adelaide, South Australia.
    2018 Methods for Evaluation of medical prediction Models, Tests And Biomarkers (MEMTAB) 2018 Symposium (2018). Poster session presented at the meeting of Diagnostic and Prognostic Research.
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    2018 Freeman-Robinson, M. K., Merlin, T. L., Mihalopoulos, C., & Roughead, E. (2018). Securing access to medicines using discounts in Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 15th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Vancouver, Canada.
    2018 Freeman-Robinson, M. K., Mihalopoulos, C., Merlin, T. L., & Roughead, E. (2018). Decision criteria that influence managed entry agreements. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 15th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Vancouver, Canada.
    2018 Strachan, L., Lewis, S., & Merlin, T. L. (2018). The Value-based Health Care Movement – What Role Does HTA Play?. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 15th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Vancouver, Canada.
    2018 Merlin, T. L., Belorgey, C., Mejia, A., McCabe, C., & Kim, S. (2018). Promise or compromise? The value of RWE in HTA: INAHTA members’ experiences. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 15th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Vancouver, Canada.
    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.
    2017 Vogan, A., Schubert, C., & Merlin, T. (2017). The Impact Of Treatment Timing On The Cost-Effectiveness Of Tests. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 14th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Rome, Italy.
    2017 Merlin, T. L., Hiller, J. E., & Ryan, P. (2017). Does HTA methodology affect the decision to fund medical tests?. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 14th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Rome, Italy.
    2017 Hausner, E., Merlin, T. L., O'Rourke, B., Chalon, P., Mejia, A., & Waffenschmidt, S. (2017). Rescuing the HTA database – future options and challenges. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 14th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Rome, Italy.
    2017 Hillock, N. T., Turnidge, J., Karnon, J., & Merlin, T. (2017). Investigating the utilisation of unregistered antimicrobial drugs in Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of Florey Postgraduate Research Conference. Adelaide.
    2016 Merlin, T. L., Mujoomdar, M., Ahn, J., Dedeu, I., & Baraldes, T. (2016). Getting a grip on new technologies: INAHTA member agency experiences with m-health, apps, telehealth, and other point-of-care technologies. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 13th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Tokyo, Japan.
    2016 Merlin, T. L., Panteli, D., Espin, J., Lepanto, L., & Ramsay, C. (2016). HTA in academic curricula: demand, experience, ways forward and potential for collaboration. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 13th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference.
    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 Moshi, M. R., Tooher, R., & Merlin, T. (2016). Determining the feasibility of reimbursing mobile health apps in Australia [Presentation]. Poster session presented at the meeting of Presentation. Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
    2016 Merlin, T., & Moshi, M. R. (2016). Getting a grip on new technologies: AHTA’s journey into m-health and mobile medical applications (MMAs) [Presentation]. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 13th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. 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 Vogan, A., Mitchell, A., Tamblyn, D., & Merlin, T. (2015). Managed Entry Schemes: Enabling Access To Oncology Drugs Under Uncertainty. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 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.
    2015 Merlin, T. L., Mujoomdar, M., Kisser, A., & Wurcel, V. (2015). Living in testing times: translating evidence on medical tests and companion diagnostics into reimbursement decisions. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 12th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Oslo, Norway.
    2015 Merlin, T. L. (2015). HTA for companion diagnostics: different models and best practices to make it possible. Poster session presented at the meeting of European Diagnostics Manufacturers Association. Brussels, Belgium.
    2014 Merlin, T. L. (2014). Standardising health technology assessment to enhance transferability across jurisdictions and nations: the first step towards a solution. Poster session presented at the meeting of 3rd Health Technology Assessment Conference. Sydney, NSW.
    2014 Merlin, T. L. (2014). Two by two – a methodological perspective on the use of evidence to support the value of a health care technology. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Health Care Congress. Auckland, New Zealand.
    2014 Merlin, T. L., & Schubert, C. (2014). Evaluating Medical Tests for Coverage Decisions Using the Linked Evidence Approach. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 11th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Washington, DC, USA.
    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 Vogan, A., Schubert, C., Parsons, J., Morona, J., & Merlin, T. (2014). The impact of an imperfect diagnostic reference standard on the cost-effectiveness of HbA1c testing in the diagnosis of Type II diabetes. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 11th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Washington D.C., USA.
    2014 Vogan, A., Schubert, C., Parsons, J., Morona, J., & Merlin, T. (2014). Assessing the cost-effectiveness of HbA1c testing in the diagnosis of Type II diabetes and the impact of an imperfect diagnostic reference standard. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 36th Annual North American Meeting Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM). Miami, USA.
    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 Moshi, M. R., Tamblyn, D., & Merlin, T. (2013). Rise of Co-dependent Technologies: Surveying Stakeholders’ about their opinion on the co-dependent technology framework and decision-making process [Poster]. Poster session presented at the meeting of SA State Population Health Conference. Adelaide, South Australia.
    2013 • Haji Ali Afzali, H., Karnon, J., Merlin, T., & Hajiali Afzali, H. (2013). Improving the accuracy and comparability of model-based economic evaluations of health technologies for reimbursement decisions: a methodological framework for the development of reference models.. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 10th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Seoul, South Korea.
    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.
    2013 Morona, J. K., Buckley, E. S., Reddin, E. A., & Merlin, T. L. (2013). The use of growth factors to promote healing of diabetic foot ulcers: A Systematic Review.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2013 Australasian Cochrane Symposium. Melbourne, VIC.
    2013 Merlin, T. L., Ellery, B., Juneja, V., & Tamblyn, D. (2013). What’s in a name? - Mapping the different HTA products of INAHTA members. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 10th Annual Meeting Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi). Seoul, South Korea.
    2013 Street, J., Marciano, N., Merlin, T. L., & Bessen, T. (2013). How good is the guidance for cutaneous melanoma follow- up? A systematic review of clinical practice guidelines. Poster session presented at the meeting of FCIC Survivorship Conference. Adelaide, SA.
    2013 Merlin, T. L. (2013). Coverage with evidence development: when is it appropriate?. Poster session presented at the meeting of ARCS Health Economics Conference. National Convention Centre, Canberra, ACT.
    2012 Merlin, T. L. (2012). Examining the challenges to health technology assessment from personalised medicine: the need for innovative approaches. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 1st Health Technology Assessment Conference. Sydney, NSW.
    2012 Merlin, T. L. (2012). Impact of Health Technology Assessment – AHTA’s perspective. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment Annual Meeting. Bilbao, Spain.
    2012 Merlin, T. L., Farah, C., Schubert, C., Mitchell, A., Hiller, J. E., & Ryan, P. (2012). How to assess personalised medicines for reimbursement decisions? Developing a framework for Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 9th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Bilbao, Spain.
    2012 Merlin, T. L., & Street, J. (2012). Keeping an eye on the problem: developing a disinvestment methodology to review Australian medical services – ‘ophthalmology’ as a test case. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 9th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Bilbao, Spain.
    2011 Hennessy, S., Street, J., Scrimgeour, S., & Merlin, T. L. (2011). A rapid review of patient perspectives on cataract surgery collected using peer-reviewed literature and personal blogs: a comparison with patient interviews. Poster session presented at the meeting of HSRAANZ Health services and policy research conference. Adelaide, SA.
    2011 Street, J., Hennessy, S., Scrimgeour, S., & Merlin, T. L. (2011). A rapid review of patient perspectives on ophthalmology services using peer reviewed literature and personal blogs. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 8th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    2011 Merlin, T. L. (2011). Challenges for independent evaluation: MSAC assessments – past, present and future. Poster session presented at the meeting of ARCS Scientific Congress. National Convention Centre, Canberra, ACT.
    2011 Merlin, T. L. (2011). The FORM grading method: advantages and challenges. Poster session presented at the meeting of National Health and Medical Research Council Guideline Development Symposium. Melbourne, VIC.
    2011 Merlin, T. L. (2011). Feasibility of the linked evidence approach when assessing diagnostic tests for public funding. Poster session presented at the meeting of Screening and Test Evaluation Program (STEP) Seminar. University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
    2010 Merlin, T. L. (2010). Rationale for proposed description of evidence needs. Poster session presented at the meeting of ARCS Scientific Congress. National Convention Centre, Canberra, ACT.
    2010 Merlin, T. L. (2010). Developing a framework for co-dependent technologies for reimbursement. Poster session presented at the meeting of Test Evaluation Symposium. NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre and Screening and Test Evaluation Program (STEP). University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
    2010 Merlin, T. L. (2010). Personalised medicine initiatives. Poster session presented at the meeting of Evidence-based Pathology Seminar, The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. Coogee Beach, Sydney, NSW.
    2010 Merlin, T. L., & Lehman, S. (2010). The benefits and flaws of the Linked Evidence Approach (LEA) to assess diagnostic and screening tests. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 7th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Dublin, Ireland.
    2010 Merlin, T. L., & Liufu, Z. (2010). Unattended sleep studies in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 7th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Dublin, Ireland.
    2010 Buckley, E., Wang, S., Merlin, T. L., & Hiller, J. E. (2010). Use of disease prevalence when estimating the positive predictive value of a test can mislead: the spectrum effect. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 7th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Dublin, Ireland.
    2010 Buckley, E., Merlin, T. L., Mundy, L., & Hiller, J. E. (2010). Molecular testing for myeloproliferative disease: The conundrum of an imperfect reference standard. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 7th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Dublin, Ireland.
    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.
    2009 Wang, S., Gum, D., Merlin, T. L., & Hiller, J. E. (2009). Predictors of vaccination uptake and course completion: A systematic review. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 6th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Singapore.
    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.
    2008 Wang, S., Merlin, T. L., Kreisz, F., Craft, P., & Hiller, J. E. (2008). Cost-effectiveness of digital mammography compared with film-screen mammography in Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Population Health Congress. Brisbane, QLD.
    2008 Kreisz, F. P., Merlin, T. L., Hiller, J. E., & Gericke, C. (2008). The cost-utility of 64-slice computed tomography coronary angiography in the detection of significant obstructive coronary artery disease. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 5th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Montreal, Canada.
    2008 Merlin, T. L., Moss, J., & Hiller, J. E. (2008). Location, location, location – the impact of health care setting of technology use on both HTA results and funding policy. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 5th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Montreal, Canada.
    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.
    2008 Kreisz, F. P., Merlin, T. L., Hiller, J. E., & Gericke, C. (2008). The cost-utility of 64-slice computed tomography coronary angiography in the detection of significant obstructive coronary artery disease. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 7th European Conference on Health Economics. Rome, Italy.
    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.
    2007 Hiller, J. E., Moyes, L., Mundy, L., & Merlin, T. L. (2007). Horizon scanning for public health interventions. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 4th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Barcelona, Spain.
    2007 Branham, D., Merlin, T. L., & Woollacott, T. (2007). Evaluating overweight/obesity health promotion activities on multiple criteria (of effectiveness, efficiency and equity). Poster session presented at the meeting of the Australian Health Promotion Association’s 17th National Conference. Adelaide, SA.
    2006 Merlin, T. L., Brooks, A., Lord, S., & Hiller, J. E. (2006). How to assess the effectiveness of a triage test in the context of direct versus linked evidence?. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 3rd Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Adelaide, SA.
    2006 Sullivan, T., Merlin, T. L., Mundy, L., & Hiller, J. E. (2006). Horizon scanning activity as a marker for changing patterns in medical research. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 3rd Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Adelaide, SA.
    2006 McCaffrey, N., Merlin, T. L., & Hiller, J. E. (2006). Lack of clinical rationale provided for non-inferiority margins. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 3rd Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Adelaide, SA.
    2006 Mundy, L., Merlin, T. L., Hiller, J. E., & Sullivan, T. (2006). Determining the fate of a health technology: why some technologies don’t get off first base. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 3rd Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) 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.
    2005 Merlin, T. L., Middleton, P., Salisbury, J., & Weston, A. (2005). Ways to ensure evidence-based clinical practice guidelines are of high quality. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 8th Cochrane Colloquium. Melbourne, VIC.
    2005 Merlin, T. L., Weston, A., & Tooher, R. (2005). Re-assessing and revising “levels of evidence” in the critical appraisal process. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 8th Cochrane Colloquium. Melbourne, VIC.
    2004 Hodgkinson, B., Moss, J., Merlin, T. L., & Hiller, J. E. (2004). Economic analysis within a health technology assessment: practical issues. Poster session presented at the meeting of Regional Conference on Cost Effective Healthcare. Singapore.
    2004 Merlin, T. L., & Hiller, J. E. (2004). Are institutionalised approaches to pain assessment and management effective? A systematic review. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 1st Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Krakow, Poland.
    2004 Merlin, T. L., Mundy, L., & Hiller, J. E. (2004). Caught between a rock and a hard place: indirect comparisons and the trade-off between information and methodological rigour. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 1st Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Krakow, Poland.
    2004 Merlin, T. L., Hiller, J. E., Babidge, W., McConnell, A., & Kearney, B. (2004). The development of the Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network and its impact on policy. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 1st Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Krakow, Poland.
    2003 Merlin, T. L. (2003). Indirect comparisons, Workshop 2 - Methods: Therapy. Poster session presented at the meeting of MSAC Evaluator’s Meeting. Melbourne, VIC.
    2003 Merlin, T. (2003). Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. Poster session presented at the meeting of British Journal of Surgery. Melbourne, VIC.
    DOI Scopus5 Europe PMC6
    2003 Merlin, T. L., & Hiller, J. R. (2003). Are institutionalised approaches to pain assessment and management effective? A systematic review. Poster session presented at the meeting of Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference. Melbourne, VIC.
    2003 Hodgkinson, B., Moss, J., Merlin, T. L., & Hiller, J. E. (2003). When the comparator is 'usual care': an example from osteoarthritis of the knee. Poster session presented at the meeting of the International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 19th Annual Meeting. Canmore, Canada.
    2003 Merlin, T. L., Mundy, L., Dekker, G. A., & Hiller, J. E. (2003). Antenatal screening for heritable thrombophilia: Is public funding merited?. Poster session presented at the meeting of the International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 19th Annual Meeting. Canmore, Canada.
    2003 Merlin, T. L., Mundy, L., Dekker, G., & Hiller, J. E. (2003). Antenatal screening for heritable thrombophilia: what is the evidence?. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Congress. Hobart, TAS.
    2002 Hiller, J. E., Merlin, T. L., Mundy, L., & Hodgkinson, B. (2002). What is MSAC and what do we do for them?. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Department of Public Health, University of Adelaide. Adelaide, SA.
    2002 Merlin, T. L. (2002). Methodological considerations in a surgical systematic review. Poster session presented at the meeting of Cochrane Non-Randomised Studies Methods Group Meeting. Oxford, United Kingdom.
    2001 Merlin, T. L. (2001). What access method is the safest and most effective at establishing pneumoperitoneum in laparoscopic surgery? A systematic review. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Department of Public Health, University of Adelaide. Adelaide, SA.
    2001 Merlin, T. L. (2001). Tension-free urethropexy: intravaginal slingplasty and the tension-free vaginal tape procedures. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Australasian Scientific Congress, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Canberra, ACT.
    2000 Babidge, W., Merlin, T. L., & Maddern, G. (2000). Developing an evidence-based approach for surgery: lessons learned. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Centre for Statistics in Medicine 3rd Symposium on Systematic Reviews: Beyond the Basics – Improving Quality and Impact. Oxford, United Kingdom.
    2000 Merlin, T. L., Walsh, D., & Maddern, G. (2000). Developing clinical practice guidelines for new surgical techniques: beginning with the ABBI. Poster session presented at the meeting of the International Society for Technology Assessment in Health Care (ISTAHC) 16th Annual Meeting. The Hague, the Netherlands.
    1990 Merlin, T. L. (1990). An exploratory study on the viability and efficacy of a Pet-Facilitated Therapy project within a Hospice. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Palliative Care Conference, Daw Park Hospice. 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., 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).
    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.
    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 Parsons, J., Merlin, T. L., & Gold, M. (2017). Serious adverse effects associated with smallpox vaccine. World Health Organization.
    2017 Parsons, J., Merlin, T. L., & Gold, M. (2017). Serious adverse effects associated with human papillomavirus vaccine. World Health Organization.
    2017 Newton, S. S., Salinger, K., Pridham, L., Parsons, J., & Merlin, T. (2017). Assessment of extended half-life clotting factor concentrates.
    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 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 Tamblyn, D., Schubert, C., & Merlin, T. L. (2016). Guidelines for preparing a submission to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, Version 5.0. Commonwealth of Australia.
    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.
    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 Ellery, B., Parsons, J., & Merlin, T. L. (2015). Cell salvage as a patient blood management strategy. HealthPACT 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 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 Parsons, J., Vogan, A., Morona, J. K., Schubert, C., & Merlin, T. (2014). HBA1c test for the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (MSAC Application 1267). 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..
    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 Smithers, L. G., Lynch, J., & Merlin, T. (2012). Television marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children: a review of the published evidence since 2009. Canberra: Australian National Preventive Health Agency.
    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].
    2011 Farah, C., Schubert, C., & Merlin, T. L. (2011). Detection of K-RAS mutation status to inform treatment with cetuximab (Erbitux). Canberra, ACT.
    2011 Schubert, C., Farah, C., & Merlin, T. L. (2011). Detection of EGFR mutation status to inform treatment with gefitinib (Iressa). Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2011 Ellery, B., Mundy, L., Juneja, V., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Merlin, T. L. (2011). Technologies for the inactivation/reduction of pathogens in blood products. Brisbane, QLD: Queensland Health.
    2011 Buckley, E., Docter, S., Morona, J., Reddin, E., Mnatzaganian, G., Juneja, V., & Merlin, T. L. (2011). Prevention, Identification and Management of Foot Complications in Diabetes: Technical Report. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2011 Merlin, T. L., Street, J., Holton, C., Mundy, L., Tamblyn, D., Juneja, V., . . . Hennessy, S. (2011). Review of MBS items for specific ophthalmology services under the MBS Quality Framework (MSAC Review 1178r). Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    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.
    2010 Mundy, L., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Merlin, T. L. (2010). The role of scintimammography in the diagnosis of breast cancer. Canberra, ACT: Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network, Commonwealth of Australia.
    2009 Mundy, L., Liufu., Braunack-Mayer., Merlin, T. L., & Hiller, J. E. (2009). New and emerging technologies for breast cancer detection. Canberra, ACT: Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network, Commonwealth of Australia.
    2009 Buckley, E., & Merlin, T. (2009). Molecular testing for myeloproliferative disease. Part A - Polycythaemia vera, essential thrombocythaemia and primary myelofibrosis. Part B - Systematic mast cell disease, hypereosinophilic syndromes and chronic eosinophilic leukaemia. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2009 Buckley, E., & Merlin, T. (2009). Molecular testing for myeloproliferative disease. Part A - Polycythaemia vera, essential thrombocythaemia and primary myelofibrosis. Part B - Systematic mast cell disease, hypereosinophilic syndromes and chronic eosinophilic leukaemia. 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.
    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.
    2008 Buckley, E., Merlin, T. L., & Hiller, J. E. (2008). Vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2008 Mundy, L., McCaffrey, N., Parsons, J., Liufu, Z., Merlin, T. L., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Hiller, J. E. (2008). Quantitative ultrasound. Canberra, ACT: Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network, Commonwealth of Australia.
    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 Mundy, L., Merlin, T. L., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Hiller, J. E. (2008). Point-of-Care Influenza Diagnostic tests. Canberra, ACT: Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network, Commonwealth of Australia.
    2007 Buckley, L., Merlin, T. L., & Hiller, J. E. (2007). Placement of Acticon artificial bowel sphincters in the management of faecal incontinence. 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 Mundy, L., Hiller, J., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Merlin, T. L. (2007). MRI for the detection of foetal abnormalities. Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network, 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 Mundy, L., Merlin, T. L., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Hiller, J. E. (2007). USCOM: ultrasound cardiac output monitor for patients requiring haemodynamic monitoring. Canberra, ACT: Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network, 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.
    2007 Mundy, L., Merlin, T. L., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Hiller, J. (2007). Nanomedicine. Canberra, ACT: Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network, Commonwealth of Australia.
    2006 Mundy, L., Sullivan, T., Merlin, T. L., Braunack-Mayer, A., Elshaug, A., & Hiller, J. (2006). The Pillar procedure: For the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring. Canberra, ACT: Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network, Commonwealth of Australia.
    2006 Mundy, L., Merlin, T. L., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Hiller, J. E. (2006). Molecular adsorbents recirculating system (MARS®): A haemo-dialysis and haemo-filtration device for acute liver failure. Canberra, ACT: Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network, Commonwealth of Australia.
    2006 Brooks, A., Merlin, T. L., Mundy, L., Hedayati, H., & Hiller, J. (2006). Uterine artery embolisation. 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.
    2005 Mundy, L., Merlin, T. L., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Hiller, J. E. (2005). The Meniett™ device for the treatment of Ménière’s disease. Canberra, ACT: Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network, Commonwealth of Australia.
    2005 Mundy, L., Merlin, T. L., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Hiller, J. (2005). TherOx® AO System: hyperoxemic perfusion for the treatment of microvascular ischaemia in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Canberra, ACT: Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network, Commonwealth of Australia.
    2004 Mundy, L., Merlin, T. L., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Hiller, J. E. (2004). The detection of diabetic retinopathy utilising retinal photography in rural and remote areas in Australia. Canberra, ACT: Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network, Commonwealth of Australia.
    2004 Mundy, L., Bywood, P., Merlin, T. L., Hodgkinson, B., Fitridge, R., & Hiller, J. E. (2004). Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT™) for varicose veins. 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 Bywood, P., Merlin, T. L., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Hiller, J. E. (2004). Elecsys® ProBNP immunoassay for the diagnosis of congestive heart failure. Canberra, ACT: Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network, Commonwealth of Australia.
    2004 Mundy, L., Merlin, T. L., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Hiller, J. E. (2004). MRI screening for breast cancer in genetically high-risk women. Canberra, ACT: Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network, Commonwealth of Australia.
    2004 Mundy, L., Merlin, T. L., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Hiller, J. E. (2004). GlucoWatch™ for the non-invasive monitoring of glucose levels. Canberra, ACT: Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network, Commonwealth of Australia.
    2004 Mundy, L., Hodgkinson, B., Merlin, T. L., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Hiller, J. E. (2004). Left ventricular assist devices for destination therapy. Canberra, ACT: Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network, Commonwealth of Australia.
    2004 Mundy, L., Merlin, T. L., Hodgkinson, B., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Hiller, J. E. (2004). Combined CT and PET scanner. 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.
    2004 Hodgkinson, B., Merlin, T. L., Graves, S., Cleland, L., & Hiller, J. E. (2004). Therapeutic arthroscopy for the management of osteoarthritis of the knee: Systematic review. Medical Benefits Fund Australia Limited.
    2004 Bywood, P., Merlin, T. L., Hedayati, H., Parsons, J., & Hiller, J. E. (2004). Tools for service improvement for the prevention, detection and management of chronic diseases. Canberra, ACT: National Health Priority Action Council, Commonwealth of Australia.
    2003 Mundy, L., Merlin, T. L., Maddern, G., & Hiller, J. E. (2003). Placement of artificial bowel sphincters in the management of faecal incontinence. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2003 Hodgkinson, B., Merlin, T. L., Moss, J., Cleland, L., & Hiller, J. E. (2003). Intra-articular viscosupplementation for treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2003 Merlin, T. L., Mundy, L., Moss, J., Dekker, G., & Hiller, J. E. (2003). Antenatal screening for heritable thrombophilia. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia.
    2002 Merlin, T. L., Hodgkinson, B., Macintyre, P., Ludbrook, G., & Hiller, J. E. (2002). Institutional approaches to pain assessment and management (008PAI): A systematic literature review. Melbourne, VIC: National Institute of Clinical Studies.
    2002 Parsons, J., Merlin, T. L., Taylor, J., Wilkinson, D., & Hiller, J. E. (2002). Evidence-based practice in a rural and remote setting (013RUR): A critical literature review. Melbourne, VIC: National Institute of Clinical Studies.
    2001 Merlin, T. L., Hiller, J. E., Maddern, G., Jamieson, G., Brown, A., & Kolbe, A. (2001). A systematic review of methods used to establish laparoscopic pneumoperitoneum. Adelaide, SA: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical (ASERNIP-S), Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Commonwealth of Australia.
    2001 Merlin, T. L., Arnold, E., Petros, P., MacTaggart, P., Tulloch, A., Jamieson, G., . . . Maddern, G. (2001). A systematic review of tension-free urethropexy for stress urinary incontinence: intravaginal slingplasty and the tension-free vaginal tape procedures. Adelaide, SA: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical (ASERNIP-S), Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Commonwealth of Australia.
    2000 Merlin, T. L., Scott, D., Rao, M., Wall, D., Francis, D., Bridgewater, F., & Maddern, G. (2000). Systematic review of laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. Updated and re-appraised 2000. Adelaide, SA: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical (ASERNIP-S), Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Commonwealth of Australia.
    2000 Walsh, D., Merlin, T. L., Humenuik, V., Malycha, P., Cregan, P., Lord, A., & Maddern, G. (2000). Clinical practice guidelines for the advanced breast biopsy instrument (ABBI). Adelaide, SA: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical (ASERNIP-S), Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Commonwealth of Australia.
    1999 Merlin, T. L., Scott, D., Rao, M., Wall, D., Francis, D., Bridgewater, F., & Maddern, G. (1999). Systematic review of laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. Adelaide, SA: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical (ASERNIP-S), Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Commonwealth of Australia.
  • NHMRC Endorsed Guidelines

    Year Citation
    2016 Publication status: Published
    Title: Clinical Practice Guidelines and Principles of Care for People with Dementia
    Authors: Merlin T
    Author affiliation: B1018746
    Publisher: NHMRC
    Place of publication: Australia
    Publication date: 2016
    ISBN-13: 9780994541505
    Source URL: http://sydney.edu.au/
    Verification-status: Verified
    Record created at source: 15 April 2016
    2016 Publication status: Published
    Title: Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 6 - Neonatal and Paediatrics
    Authors: Merlin T
    Author affiliation: B1018746
    Pagination: 1-312
    Publisher: National Blood Authority
    Publisher URL: https://www.blood.gov.au/pbm-module-6
    Place of publication: Canberra, ACT
    Publication date: 2016
    ISBN-13: 978-0-9944061-2-5
    Source URL: https://www.blood.gov.au/
    Verification-status: Verified
    Record created at source: 14 March 2018
    2015 Title: Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 5 Obstetrics and Maternity
    Authors: Merlin T
    Author affiliation: B1018746
    Pagination: 137 pages
    Publisher: National Blood Authority
    Publication date: 2015
    ISBN-13: 9780992497125
    Source URL: https://www.blood.gov.au/system/files/documents/pbm-mod-5_0.pdf
    Verification-status: Verified
    Record created at source: 15 March 2018
    2015 Title: National Evidence-Based Guideline on Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes
    Authors: Morona J, Tamblyn D, Ellery B, Merlin T
    Author affiliation: A1007279-A1050252-A1068278-A1018746
    Publisher: Commonwealth of Australia - Department of Health
    Place of publication: Australia
    Publication date: 2015
    ISBN-13: 9780980604092
    Source URL: http://t2dgr.bakeridi.edu.au/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=H_EpLXHAX_s=&tabid=172
    Verification-status: Verified
    Record created at source: 15 April 2016
    2015 Publication status: Published
    Title: NHMRC Statement: Evidence on Wind Farms and Human Health
    Authors: National Health and Medical Research Council
    Pagination: 1
    Publisher: National Health and Medical Research Council
    Publisher URL: https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/
    Publication date: February 2015
    Verification-status: Verified
    Record created at source: 7 April 2015
    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 4 – Critical Care
    Authors: Merlin TL
    Author affiliation: (1018746) Merlin, Tracy
    Publisher: National Blood Authority
    Publisher URL: https://www.blood.gov.au/pbm-module-4
    Place of publication: Canberra, ACT
    Publication date: 2012
    ISBN-13: 978-0-9873687-0-6
    Source URL: https://www.blood.gov.au/system/files/documents/pbm-module-4.pdf
    Record created at source: 15 March 2018
    2012 Publication status: Published
    Title: Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 3 – Medical
    Authors: Merlin TL
    Author affiliation: (1018746) Merlin, Tracy
    Publisher: National Blood Authority
    Publisher URL: https://www.blood.gov.au/pbm-module-3
    Place of publication: Canberra, ACT
    Publication date: 2012
    ISBN-13: 978-0-9872519-8-5
    Source URL: https://www.blood.gov.au/system/files/documents/20171108-PBM-Module3.pdf
    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: National evidence-based guideline: Prevention, identification and mangement of foot complications in diabetes
    Authors: Fitridge R, Templeton S, Buckley E, Docter S, Morona J, Reddin E, Juneja V, Merlin T
    Author affiliation: A1066006-A1066294-B1134193-B1181052-B1007279-B1200662-B1216790-B1050252-B1183605-B1068278-B1177181-B1018746
    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
    2008 Publication status: Published
    Title: Clinical guidelines for best practice management of acute and chronic whiplash-associated disorders
    Authors: Cox M, Frank O, Osti O, Merlin T, Atkinson R, Jezukaitis P
    Author affiliation: A1024253-A1064970-A1065901-A1018746-B1001943-A1066503
    Pagination: 0 pages
    Publication date: 2008
    Language: en
    Notes: Migrated record 20140814
    Verification-status: Verified
    Record created at source: 14 August 2014
    2008 Publication status: Published
    Title: Guidelines for the management of diabetic retinopathy
    Authors: Hiller J, Merlin T
    Author affiliation: B1001631-B1018746
    Pagination: 0 pages
    Publication date: 2008
    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
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2015 Moshi, M. R. (2015). Delivering a universal neonatal screening programme for sickle cell anaemia in sub- Saharan Africa.
    2014 Lopes McInnes, E. (2014). Public and patient involvement in government health funding decision making in Australia. (Master's Thesis, The University of Adelaide).
  • Working Paper

    Year Citation
    2017 Carter, D. A., & Merlin, T. (2017). Sharing risk in the funding of health technologies. School of Public Health.

Research Funding

National Competitive Schemes

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2018 ReMInDAR Trial - Reducing Medicine Induced Deterioration and Adverse Reactions Prof Libby Roughead - UniSA
Prof Tracy Merlin – Adelaide University AHTA
Prof Tim Olds / A/Prof Gaynor Parfitt – UniSA ARENA
A/Prof Luke Bereznicki – University of Tasmania
A/Prof Nicole Pratt – UniSA
Ms Jo Boylan / Ms Ai Choo Kang– Southern Cross Care SA NT
Ms Megan Corlis – Helping Hand Aged Care Inc
Mr Adam Phillips – Terry White Chemmart
Dr Renly Lim - UniSA
Pharmacy Trial Program - Tranche 2 $2,847,926
2012-2013 Steward or nanny state: Consulting the public about the use of regulations and laws to address childhood obesity Chief - Braunack-Mayer AJ, Street, JM, Reynolds C, Moore V, Warin M, Carter D, Moss J, Merlin T. Australian National Preventive Health Agency Research Grants Program 2011-12 $288,381
2009-2011 Changing policy and practice in health care

Chief - Hiller J, Elshaug A, Braunack-Mayer A, Moss J, Wale J, Buchan H.

Associate – Littlejohns P, Wells R, Phillips P, Goss A, Norman R, Southcott A, Karnon J, Merlin T, de Lacey S, Street J.

NHMRC Project Grant $860,750
2009-2013 Health care in the round: building capacity for integrated decision-making for improving health services. Chief - Jamrozik K, Hiller J, Braunack-Mayer A, Gericke C, Ryan P, Karnon J, Nasir R, Beilby J. Mentors - Moss J, Van der Wilt G, Sculpher M, Rogers W, Merlin T, Furler L. NHMRC Capacity Building Grants in Population Health and Health Services Research $2,352,714

Contract Research - Public Sector Funding

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2018 Review of the processes and procedures to support the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) Merlin T, Parsons J, Schubert C

Department of Health, Australian Government

$56,019
2018-2021

Provision of Medical and Scientific Evaluation Services

  • Oncology medicines
  • Genetic technologies
Merlin T, Tamblyn D, Farah C, Tonkin A, Reddi B, Gum D, Liufu Z, Morona J, Wyndham A. Therapeutic Goods Administration $110,062 + TBA
2018

NHMRC Health Evidence, Advice and Methods Panel

Systematic Review on alcohol and mental health

Merlin T, Newton S, Morona J National Health and Medical Research Council $111,381
2017-2018 Develop an HTA review pathway and methodology Merlin T, Schubert C.

Department of Health, Australian Government

Technology Access and Assessment Division

$56,324
2017-2018 Systematic literature review and review of clinical guidelines concerning medicines used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) Merlin T, Liufu Z, Wyndham A, Morona J. Department of Health, Australian Government $218,981
2017-2020 Establishment of a Health Data Analytics Panel Merlin T, Barrie H, Giles L, de Silva P, Taylor D, Salter A, Lange J, Sullivan T, Holton A, Kelly M, Knight E. Department of Health, Australian Government TBA
2017-2020 National Blood Authority Merlin T, Newton S, Schubert C, Salinger K. Department of Health, Australian Government $39,428
2017 Review of Breast Implants Merlin T, Tamblyn D, Parsons J. Therapeutic Goods Administration $237,918
2017 Clinical evaluation of medical device applications Merlin T, Tamblyn D, Salinger K. Therapeutic Goods Administration $300,000
2017-2019 Provision of social policy research, evaluation, investment in data and professional development services through the Research, Evaluation and Data (READ) Lynch J, Braunack-Mayer A, Brinkman S, Harman Smith Y, Gregory T, Merlin T, Smithers L, Street J, Chittleborough C, Tooher R, Burgess T, Hoon E. Department of Social Services, Australian Government TBA
2016-2018 Veterans’ Medicine Advice and Therapeutics Education Services Program (Veterans’ MATES)

Roughead E, Le Blanc V, Barratt J, Pratt N, Kalisch-Ellett L, Ramsay E, Milburn A.

Subcontractor: AHTA

Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Australian Government $246,660
2016-2020 External evaluation of industry submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee Merlin T, Wang S, Schubert C, Tamblyn D. Department of Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits Branch), Australian Government $3,851,303 (minimum)
2015-2016 Review of Guidelines for preparing submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee AHTA - Merlin T, Tamblyn D, Schubert C ; Consultants - Karnon J, Afzali H, Sculpher M, Drummond M, Roughead L, Sullivan T.; Editors - Biotext (Editorial) – Salisbury J, Irish, J. Department of Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits Branch) $539,842
2015-2018 Provision of Health Technology Assessment Services to the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC HTA Panel) AHTA - Merlin T, Newton S, Schubert C, Parsons J, Street J, Carter D, Sullivan T. ; JBI – Aromataris E et al. Department of Health (Medicare Benefits Branch) ~approx $3 million over 3 years
2015-2016 Professional services in relation to the development of emerging technology briefs on behalf of the Health Policy Advisory Committee on Technology (HealthPACT) Merlin T, Parsons J, Ellery B. Queensland Health $147,263
2014-2015 Review of Life Saving Drugs Program Merlin T. Postmarket Reviews of PBS Medicines, Pharmaceutical Benefits Branch, Department of Health and Ageing $326,505
2014 Professional services in relation to the development of emerging technology briefs on behalf of the Health Policy Advisory Committee on Technology (HealthPACT) Merlin T, Parsons J, Ellery B. Queensland Health $43,312
2013-2015 Provision of Health Technology Assessment Services to the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC HTA Panel) Merlin T, Newton S, Schubert C, Parsons J, Street J. Department of Health and Ageing (Medicare Benefits Branch) $2,057,250
2012-2013 Systematic literature review of wind farms and human health Merlin T. National Health and Medical Research Council $92,134
2012-2016 External evaluation of industry submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee Merlin T, Moss J, Wang S, Schubert C. Department of Health and Ageing (Pharmaceutical Benefits Branch) $5,455,151
2012 Systematic review of exposure of children to ‘unhealthy’ food and beverage advertising on television. Merlin T, Smithers L, Lynch J. Australian National Preventive Health Agency $51,194
2012 Review of Skin Service items on the MBS Merlin T, Street J, Parsons J. Department of Health and Ageing (Medicare Benefits Division) $85,000
2010-2012 Systematic reviews of Ophthalmology specialty items on the MBS Merlin T, Street J, Holton C. Department of Health and Ageing (Medicare Benefits Division) $291,369
2008-2012 External evaluation of vaccine and pharmaceutical submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) for funding under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Merlin T, Moss J, Hiller J. Department of Health and Ageing (Pharmaceutical Benefits Branch) $4,045,753
2008-2012 Provision of health technology assessment and research related support services, including independent evaluation of services under consideration by the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) for Medicare funding. Merlin T, Hiller J, Braunack-Mayer A, Elshaug A, Karnon J, Moss J, Street J. Department of Health and Ageing (Medical Benefits Division) $2,500,000
2011 Technologies for the inactivation/ reduction of pathogens in blood products. Merlin T. Queensland Health $30,366
2009-2011 Systematic review and update of Type 2 Diabetes Clinical Practice Guidelines Mott K, Merlin T, Shaw J, Neil B, Zimmet P, Zoungas S. Department of Health and Ageing (Chronic Disease Division) $1,366,582
2010 Development of a framework and methodology for evaluating co-dependent technologies (personalised medicines). Merlin T. Department of Health and Ageing (Medicare Benefits Division and Pharmaceutical Benefits Division) $51,486
2009 Systematic review and development of clinical practice guidelines on the management of acute/subacute soft tissue injury to the lower back Merlin T, Hiller J. WorkCover SA $115,000
2009 Development and provision of horizon scanning services for prevention of injury, rehabilitation and compensation Hiller J, Merlin T, Mundy L. New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation $55,677
2007-2009 External evaluation of vaccine submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee Merlin T, Hiller J. Department of Health and Ageing (Pharmaceutical Benefits Branch) $394,027
2008 Systematic review and development of clinical practice guidelines on the management of acute/subacute soft tissue injury to the lower back Hiller J, Merlin T. South Australian Centre for Trauma and Injury Recovery (TRACsa) $77,069
2007-2008 Develop submission to the Medical Services Advisory Committee for Medicare funding of nurse-led cystoscopy Merlin T, Hiller J. Reform and Development Division, Queensland Health $26,488
2006-2010 Provision of Horizon Scanning services on behalf of the Health Policy Advisory Committee on Technology Hiller J, Merlin T, Mundy L, Braunack-Mayer A. Department of Health and Ageing (Medicare Benefits Division) $1,166,461
2005-2009 Provision of Assessment and Research Related services on Medical Technologies and Procedures for the Medical Services Advisory Committee Hiller J, Merlin T, Moss J, Braunack-Mayer A, Ryan P. Department of Health and Ageing (Medicare Benefits Division) $1,594,372
2004-2008 External evaluation of industry submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. Moss J, Hiller J, Merlin T, Tonkin A. Department of Health and Ageing (Pharmaceutical Benefits Branch) $2,618,082
2005-2008 Provision of Horizon Scanning services on behalf of the Medical Services Advisory Committee and the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council Hiller J, Merlin T. Department of Health and Ageing (Medicare Benefits Division) $237,304
2003-2005 Establish National Horizon Scanning Unit Hiller J, Merlin T. Department of Health and Ageing (Medicare Benefits Division) $460,560
2004 NHMRC clinical practice guidelines and national tolerisation protocols for the use of recombinant and plasma derived Factor VIII and Factor IX products for the treatment and management of haemophilia Hiller J, Merlin T. National Blood Authority $77,450
2003-2004 Systematic literature review on effective tools for service improvement in the national health priority action areas Hiller J, Merlin T, Bywood P, Cleland L, Ruffin R, Olver I, Tonkin A, Wittert G, Hay. National Health Priority Action Council, Department of Health and Ageing $49,500
2002-2004 Systematic literature review on approaches to pain assessment and management Hiller J, Merlin T, Ludbrook G, McIntyre P. National Institute of Clinical Studies $60,500
2002-2004 Evidence-based practice in a rural and remote setting Hiller J, Merlin T, Parsons J, Wilkinson, Taylor. National Institute of Clinical Studies $18,500

Contract Research and Grants - Australian Industry, donations and international grants

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2017 Independent review of HTA’s developed by the Agency for Care Effectiveness Merlin, T. Singapore Ministry of Health $22,849
2017-2018 Multidisciplinary study into the impact of communication assistance for witnesses with complex communication needs under the Statutes Amendment (Vulnerable Witnesses) Act Caruso D, Tooher R, Merlin T, Plater D, Langos C, Le Couteur A, Wade N Law Foundation of SA $93,634
2016 Appraisal of evidence bases for claims made by chiropractic health practitioners Merlin T.  Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Authority $34,400
2016-2017 Adverse events associated with HPV vaccines and Smallpox vaccines Merlin T, Gold M, Parsons J. World Health Organization $40,086
2016-2017 Systematic review of scientific literature concerning blood products treating haemophilia Merlin T, Newton S. Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors’ Organisation $87,095
2016-2017 Health technology assessment for submission to the Medical Services Advisory Committee Merlin T. NanoString Diagnostics Pty Ltd $149,374
2011-2012 Development of NHMRC clinical practice guidelines on the treatment of Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in adults and children. Update. Merlin T. Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health $179,852
2008-2009 Systematic review and update of NHMRC clinical practice guidelines for depression in young people Merlin T, Hiller J. Beyondblue: the national depression initiative $179,445
2005-2006 Development of NHMRC clinical practice guidelines on the treatment of Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Merlin T, Hiller J. Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health $49,167
2004 Systematic literature review on therapeutic arthroscopy for the management of osteoarthritis of the knee. Hiller J, Merlin T , Ryan P, Graves S, Cleland L. Medical Benefits Fund (MBF Australia) $57,000
1995-1997 Adult bowel patterns and nutritional status: implications for the elderly. Ratnaike R, Merlin T. (nee Chinner) SANDOZ Foundation for Gerontological Research $10,000

Internal support for trials and studies

Date Project description Services provided Institution Amount
2017-2020

Randomised controlled trial comparing STan intrapartum fetal monitoring with CTG monitoring alone (START trial)

Deborah Turnbull and Chris Wilkinson, CIs

  • Statistical support
  • Development of web-based data management information system

University of Adelaide

Funded: NHMRC Project Grant

$176,940
2017-2019

Meningococcal B vaccination randomised controlled trial (“B Part of It”)

Helen Marshall, CI

  • Statistical support
  • Development of web-based data management information system

University of Adelaide

Funded: SA Health and Glaxosmithkline

$525,500

 

Teaching Activities 

Tracy teaches undergraduate level topics including Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Policy Evaluation, Epidemiology, and Public Health Theory and Practice. She also teaches a postgraduate online offering and short course in Health Technology Assessment. 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor The Role of Computer-based Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) in Improving Antibiotic Management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Mah Laka
    2018 Principal Supervisor Advancing the Health Technology Assessment of Complex Interventions: A Case Study of Dementia in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Abdolvahab Baghbanian
    2017 Principal Supervisor Investigating alternative reimbursement models for antibiotics in Australia to sustain ongoing development of novel antimicrobial agents Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Nadine Therese Hillock
    2016 Co-Supervisor Patient and Citizen Involvement in Health Technology Assessment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Edilene Lopes McInnes
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Feasibility of a Reimbursement Pathway for Mobile Medical Applications (MMA) in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Magdalena Ruth Moshi
    2013 - 2014 Co-Supervisor PUBLIC AND PATIENT INVOLVEMENT IN GOVERNMENT HEALTH FUNDING DECISION MAKING IN AUSTRALIA Master of Philosophy (Public Health) Master Part Time Ms Edilene Lopes McInnes
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The impact of findings from grey literature on the outcomes of systematic reviews on interventions to prevent obesity among children Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Ms Jessica Dorothy Tyndall
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2017 - 2018 Member International Real World Evidence Task Group, INAHTA Representative
    2016 - ongoing Member International Society of Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member Guidelines International Network (G-I-N)
    2013 - ongoing Member Society of Medical Decision Making
    2010 - ongoing Member Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand
    2006 - ongoing Member International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA)
    2003 - ongoing Member Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi)
    2003 - ongoing Member Cochrane Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Tests Methods Group
    2002 - ongoing Member Cochrane Non-Randomised Studies Methods Group
    1991 - 2003 Member Public Health Association of Australia Australia
    1991 - 1993 Member Public Health Association of Australia Australia
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2014 - ongoing National Health and Medical Research Council Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre, National Dementia Guidelines, Methodological consultant to determine consistency with NHMRC standards and approaches for evidence-based Guideline development. Health services and related Australia
    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
    2013 - 2014 Australian Government National Drugs and Poisons Scheduling Committee, Office of Health Protection, Department of Health and Ageing, Review of drug submissions to move from one Poisons Schedule to another. Health services and related Australia
    2013 - ongoing Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health Posttraumatic Mental Health, Consultant on methods for conducting rapid reviews. Health services and related Australia
    2011 - ongoing SA Health Pharmaceutical Services and Strategy Branch Independent review of South Australian Medicines Evaluation Panel (SAMEP) process for evaluation of high cost medicines. Panel was awarded “Excellence in Non-Clinical services” by SA Health in 2014. Health services and related Australia
    2010 - 2015 Australian Government National Blood Authority, Methodological consultant to determine consistency with NHMRC standards and approaches for evidence-based Guideline development. 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
    2009 - 2012 Australian Government National Drugs and Poisons Scheduling Committee, Office of Health Protection, Department of Health and Ageing, Review of drug submissions to move from one Poisons Schedule to another. 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
    2006 - 2010 Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Member, Register of Prospective Independent Reviewers. Conduct independent reviews of Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) recommendations not to list a drug or medicinal preparation on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS). Health services and related Australia
    2006 - 2009 Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Panel of Providers of Health Economics Services. Health services and related Australia
    2006 - 2008 NHMRC Department of Health and Ageing, Review and development of “NHMRC Best Practice Management (including assessment and treatment) of acute and chronic whiplash associated disorders” in collaboration with South Australian Centre for Trauma and Injury Recovery (TRACsa). Health services and related Australia
    2005 - ongoing National Health and Medical Research Council National Stroke Foundation, Consultancy to NHMRC to critically appraise evidence base in “Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery”. Health services and related Australia
    2004 - 2006 Department of Human Services Clinical Innovation Agency, Victoria, Preferred provider of systematic literature reviews. Health services and related Australia
    2003 - 2004 National Health and Medical Research Council Review and development of “NHMRC Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Diabetic Retinopathy” in collaboration with Australian Diabetes Society Health services and related Australia
    2002 - 2005 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
    2001 - 2002 National Health and Medical Research Council Review of draft Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Early Prostate Cancer. Health services and related Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2014 - ongoing Member English Editorial Board of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Glossary International HTA Glossary
    2013 - ongoing Member GMS Health Technology Assessment German Medical Science Germany
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2017 - 2017 Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) Guidelines Evaluator Workshop Canberra AHTA, presenting at request of Australian Government Department of Health Australia
    2016 - 2016 Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) Guidelines Review Submission Sponsor Workshop Sydney (3), Melbourne (2) AHTA, presenting at request of Australian Government Department of Health Australia
    2014 - ongoing Evaluating medical tests for coverage decisions using the linked evidence approach HTAi 11th Annual Meeting, Washington AHTA, University of Adelaide United States
    2013 - ongoing HTA Workshop for Government staff Woden, Canberra AHTA for the Australian Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Ageing Australia
    2012 - ongoing Evaluating Co-dependent submissions to inform PBAC decision making Woden, Canberra AHTA for the Australian Commonwealth Government Department of Health Australia
    2011 - ongoing A Brief Introduction to Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Woden, Canberra AHTA for the Australian Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Ageing Australia
  • Position: Director - AHTA
  • Phone: 83133575
  • Email: tracy.merlin@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9085.01
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment

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