Prof Alec Morton

Management Science

Personal statement

Alec Morton has degrees from the University of Manchester and the University of Strathclyde. He has worked for Singapore Airlines, the National University of Singapore, and the London School of Economics, has held visiting positions at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Aalto University in Helsinki, and the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, and has been on secondment at the National Audit Office. His main interests are in decision analysis and health economics, and he is one of the developers of the STAR toolkit sponsored by the Health Foundation.  He is a member of the International Decision Support Initiative and the Health Service Research Center of USTC.

Alec has been active in the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society and the OR Society. He is on the Editorial Board of Decision Analysis and is an Associate Editor for the EURO Journal on Decision Processes, the Transactions of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and OR Spectrum. Past consulting clients include the National Audit Office, the Department of Health, the Environment Agency, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria. His papers have won awards from the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and the Society for Risk Analysis.  His book Portfolio Decision Analysis with Jeff Keisler and Ahti Salo won the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society publication award in 2013 and his paper "CUT: A Multicriteria Approach for Concavifiable Preferences" (with Nikos Argyris and Jose Figueira) was a finalist for the same prize in 2016 .


Treacle and smallpox : two tests for multi-criteria decision analysis models in health technology assessment
Morton Alec
Value in Health Vol 30, pp. 512-515, (2017)
Initiatives to increase the prescribing of low cost generics : the case of Scotland in the international context
Godman Brian, Kurdi Amanj, Leporowski Axel, Morton Alec, Baumgärtel Christoph, Bochenek Tomasz, Fadare Joseph, Finlayson Alexander, Hussein Shazhad, Khan Babar, Kalaba Marija, Kibuule Dan, Kwon Hye-Young, Melien Oyvind, Nascimento Renata CRM, Salem Ahmed, Schiffers Krijn, Truter Ilse, Voncina Luka, Hassali Azmi
Medical Research Archives Vol 5, (2017)
Towards An Economics Policy Framework to Combat Malaria, in An Era of Insecticide Resistance
McCoy Amanda, Lissenden Natalie, Morton Alec, Worrall Eve
Constrained optimization methods in health services research - an introduction : report 1 of the ISPOR optimization methods emerging good practices task force
Crown William, Buyukkaramikli Nasuh, Thokala Praveen, Morton Alec, Sir Mustafa Y., Marshall Deborah A., Tosh Jon, Padula William V., Ijzerman Maarten J., Wong Peter K., Pasupathy Kalyan S.
Value in Health Vol 20, pp. 310 – 319, (2017)
Distribution and associated determinants of high out-of-pocket healthcare expenditure in Bangladesh : evidence from Household Income and Expenditure Survey, 2010
Mahumud Rashidul , Sarker Abdur Razzaque, Sultana Marufa, Islam Ziaul, Khan Jahangir, Morton Alec
Yobang Uihakhoe Chi, (2017)
Complementary logics of target-setting : hierarchist and experimentalist governance in the Scottish National Health Service
Schang Laura, Morton Alec
Health Economics, Policy and Law Vol 12, pp. 21-41, (2017)

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My teaching experience has been in the area of decision analysis, statistics, problem structuring methods and consulting skills. I have also taught courses on healthcare management and policy.

Professional activities

Plenary talk at HTAsialink
Member of EPSRC Associate Peer Review College
Chair of the advisory board of EUROHEALTHY, a Horizon2020 project
Member of the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI)
Member of methods working group on service delivery methods for NICE
Visiting Professor at China University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China

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DRIVE-AB: Driving Re-investment in R&D and Responsible Antibiotic Use (FP7 IMI)
Morton, Alexander David (Principal Investigator) Bedford, Tim (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2014 - 30-Sep-2017
Improving Outcomes for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer
Van Der Meer, Robert (Principal Investigator) Morton, Alexander David (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Aug-2016 - 31-Jul-2019
Fracture Pathway Audit 2014
Van Der Meer, Robert (Principal Investigator) Morton, Alexander David (Co-investigator)
Period 18-Aug-2014 - 30-Apr-2017

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