Professor Alec Morton

Head Of Department

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 .


Cost effectiveness analysis
Lauer Jeremy, Bertram Melanie, Morton Alec
Global Health Priority-Setting (2019) (2019)
Tackling the three big challenges confronting health technology assessment (HTA) development in Asia : a commentary
Teerawattananon Yot, Teo Yik Ying, Dabak Saudamini, Rattanavipapong Waranya, Isaranuwatchai Wanrudee, Wee Hwee-Lin, Luo Nan, Morton Alec
Value in Health Regional Issues (2019)
Quantifying uncertainty about future antimicrobial resistance : comparing structured expert judgment and statistical forecasting methods
Colson Abigail R, Megiddo Itamar, Alvarez-Uria Gerardo, Gandra Sumanth, Bedford Tim, Morton Alec, Cooke Roger M, Laxminarayan Ramanan
PLOS One Vol 14, pp. e0219190 (2019)
Prescribing trends of inhaler treatments for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease within a resource-constrained environment in the Scottish national health service : findings and implications
McCabe Holly, Godman Brian, Kurdi Amanj, Johnston Katie, MacBride-Stewart Sean, Lennon Janey, Hurding Simon, Bennie Marion, Morton Alec
Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine Vol 13, pp. 679-689 (2019)
Performance evaluation of nonhomogeneous hospitals : the case of Hong Kong hospitals
Li Yongjun, Lei Xiyang, Morton Alec
Health Care Management Science Vol 22, pp. 215-228 (2019)
Multi-criteria decision analysis to support HTA agencies – benefits, limitations and the way forward
Baltussen R, Marsh K, Thokala P, Diaby V, Castro HE, Cleemput I, Garau M, Iskrov G, Olyaeemanesh A, Mirelman A, Mobinizadeh M, Morton A, Tringali M, van Til J, Valentim J, Wagner M, Youngkong S, Zah V, Toll A, Jansen M, Bijlmakers M, Oortwijn W, Broekhuizen B
Value in Health (2019)

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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
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (External organisation)
International Decision Support Initiative (External organisation)
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (External organisation)
Horizon2020 (External organisation)
China University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China
Visiting researcher

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Detecting pancreatic cancer in the largest high-risk group for this disease: A top-down approach (CRUK Early Detection Programme)
van der Meer, Robert (Principal Investigator) Morton, Alec (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2023
Operationalising Universal Health Coverage for Non-Communicable Diseases in Ghana
Megiddo, Itamar (Principal Investigator) Colson, Abigail (Co-investigator) van der Meer, Robert (Co-investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (Co-investigator) Morton, Alec (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2019
Responsive Operational Research Facility (Full Stage)
Colson, Abigail (Principal Investigator) Morton, Alec (Principal Investigator) Megiddo, Itamar (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2021
Discrete Event Simulation Support
van der Meer, Robert (Principal Investigator) Ahmed, Fahim (Co-investigator) Anderson, Gillian Hopkins (Co-investigator) Morton, Alec (Co-investigator)
09-Jan-2017 - 08-Jan-2018
Developing a reference protocol for eliciting distributions from experts in health care decision making
Morton, Alec (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2018
Improving Outcomes for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer
van der Meer, Robert (Principal Investigator) Morton, Alec (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2019

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