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 .


Managing complex adaptive systems : a resource/agent qualitative modelling perspective
Kazakov Rossen, Howick Susan, Morton Alec
European Journal of Operational Research (2020)
Fairer financing of vaccines in a world living with COVID-19
Megiddo Itamar, Nonvignon Justice, Owusu Richmond, Chalkidou Kalipso, Colson Abigail, Gad Mohamed, Klepac Petra, Ruiz Francis, Morton Alec
BMJ Global Health Vol 5 (2020)
Counting the cost of denying assisted dying
Shaw David, Morton Alec
Clinical Ethics Vol 15, pp. 65-70 (2020)
Tackling the 3 big challenges confronting health technology assessment 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 Vol 21, pp. 66-68 (2020)
Willingness to pay for oral cholera vaccines in urban Bangladesh
Sarker Abdur Razzaque, Islam Ziaul, Sultana Marufa, Sheikh Nurnabi, Mahumud Rashidul Alam, Islam Md Taufiqul, Van Der Meer Robert, Morton Alec, Khan Ashraful Islam, Clemens John David, Qadri Firdausi, Khan Jahangir A M
PLOS One Vol 15 (2020)
Real-world evaluation of the impact of statin intensity on adherence and persistence to therapy : a Scottish population-based study
Nascimento Renata Cristina Rezende Macedo do, Mueller Tanja, Godman Brian, MacBride Stewart Sean, Hurding Simon, Acurcio Francisco de Assis, Guerra Junior Augusto Afonso, Alvares-Teodoro Juliana, Morton Alec, Bennie Marion, Kurdi Amanj
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (2020)

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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

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (External organisation)
Plenary talk at HTAsialink
International aid budgets could go twice as far – here’s how
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (External organisation)
International Decision Support Initiative (External organisation)
Horizon2020 (External organisation)

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Strathclyde COVID-19 Research Portfolio: Novel testing, digital health support and third sector collaboration for impact on social care
Bedford, Tim (Principal Investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Dunlop, Mark (Co-investigator) Egan, Kieren (Co-investigator) Fleming, Leanne (Co-investigator) Flowers, Paul (Co-investigator) Grealy, Madeleine (Co-investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator) Hunter, Iain (Co-investigator) Janssen, Xanne (Co-investigator) Kirk, Alison (Co-investigator) Knifton, Lee (Co-investigator) Lenhart, Otto (Co-investigator) Maguire, Roma (Co-investigator) Morton, Alec (Co-investigator) Quinn, Neil (Co-investigator) Scott, Fraser (Co-investigator) Suckling, Colin (Co-investigator) Ward, Andrew (Co-investigator) Williams, Lynn (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2020
ADLIFE (H2020 SC1): Integrated personalized care for patients with advanced chronic diseases to improve health and quality of life
Maguire, Roma (Principal Investigator) McCann, Lisa (Co-investigator) Morton, Alec (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023
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
ADEPTS: Accelerated Diagnosis of neuroEndocrine and Pancreatic TumourS
van der Meer, Robert (Principal Investigator) Morton, Alec (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2021
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

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