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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 .

Publications

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)
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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2018.01.019
Cost-effectiveness thresholds : methods for setting and examples from around the world
Santos André Soares, Guerra Júnior Augusto Afonso, Godman Brian, Morton Alec, Brandão Cristina Mariano Ruas
Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Vol 18, pp. 277-288, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14737167.2018.1443810
Enhancing the value of the ASCO value framework
Morton Alec, Bach Peter B., Briggs Andrew
Medical Decision Making Policy & Practice, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2381468318776223
Recent initiatives in Scotland to improve the quality and efficiency of prescribing : findings and implications
Kurdi Amanj, Godman Brian, MacBride-Stewart Sean, Hurding Simon, McCabe Holly, Morton Alexander David
34th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management, (2018)
Future unrelated medical costs need to be considered in cost effectiveness analysis
van Baal Pieter, Morton Alec, Meltzer David, Brouwer Werner
European Journal of Health Economics, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10198-018-0976-0

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Teaching

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
Participant
2016
EPSRC (External organisation)
Member
2016
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (External organisation)
Member
2015
Horizon2020 (External organisation)
Chair
2015
International Decision Support Initiative (External organisation)
Member
2015
China University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China
Visiting researcher
1/7/2014

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Projects

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
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
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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