Professor 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, the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, and the National Audit Office and is a member of the International Decision Support Initiative. His main interests are in decision analysis and health economics.  His research is funded by the European Commission, the Department of Health, the Medical Research Council and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and the Chief Scientist's Office of the Scottish NHS.

Alec has been active in the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society, EURO and ISPOR. 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 .


Application of constrained optimization methods in health services research : report 2 of the ISPOR optimization methods emerging good practices task force
Crown William, Buyukkaramikli Nasuh, Sir Mustafa Y, Thokala Praveen, Morton Alec, Marshall Deborah A, Tosh Jonathan C, Ijzerman Maarten J, Padula William V, Pasupathy Kalyan S
Value in Health Vol 21, pp. 1019-1028 (2018)
Evaluating statin utilisation in clinical practice in Scotland : impact of statin intensity on adherence and persistence to therapy
Mueller Tanja, do Nascimento Renata Cristina R Macedo, Bennie Marion, Godman Brian, Hurding Simon, MacBride Stewart Sean, Guerra Júnior Augusto Afonso, de Assis Acurcio Francisco, Morton Alec, Kurdi Amanj
34th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management (2018)
Clients' experience and satisfaction of utilizing healthcare services in a community based health insurance program in Bangladesh
Sarker Abdur Razzaque, Sultana Marufa, Ahmed Sayem, Mahumud Rashidul Alam, Morton Alec, Khan Jahangir A M
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Vol 15 (2018)
Managing complex adaptive systems : a resource/agent modelling perspective
Kazakov Rossen, Howick Susan, Morton Alexander David
29th European Conference on Operational Research (2018)
Delivering universal health coverage for an aging population : an analysis of the Chinese rural health insurance program
Zhou Wenhui, Zheng Yanfang, Morton Alec, Luo Feng
China Economic Review, pp. 1-21 (2018)
Experiences of structured elicitation for model based cost-effectiveness analyses
Soares Marta O, Sharples Linda, Morton Alec, Claxton Karl, Bojke Laura
Value in Health Vol 21, pp. 715-723 (2018)

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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
EPSRC (External organisation)
International Decision Support Initiative (External organisation)
Horizon2020 (External organisation)
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (External organisation)
PhD examiner, Queen Mary University of London
External Examiner

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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
EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship: Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) / R160677-104
Morton, Alexander David (Principal Investigator) Howick, Susan (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jun-2016 - 31-Mar-2017
Discrete Event Simulation Support
Van Der Meer, Robert (Principal Investigator) Ahmed, Fahim (Co-investigator) Anderson, Gillian Hopkins (Co-investigator) Morton, Alexander David (Co-investigator)
Period 09-May-2017 - 08-May-2018
Responsive Operational Research Facility (Full Stage)
Morton, Alexander David (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jun-2017 - 31-May-2020
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
Developing a reference protocol for eliciting distributions from experts in health care decision making
Morton, Alexander David (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Nov-2016 - 31-Oct-2018

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