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 .


Has expertise in:

    • Decision analysis
    • Health economics
    • Health policy
    • Health systems financing

Prizes and awards

European Journal of Operational Research Editor's Choice Award
Finalist for Decision Analysis Society Publication award 2016
Decision Analysis Society Publication Award
Best paper award for a paper in Risk Analysis
Award For Excellence in Methodology in Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research

More prizes and awards


Policy analysis and policy analytics
Daniell Katherine A, Morton Alec, Rios Insua David
Annals of Operations Research Vol 236, pp. 1-13 (2016)
Inequity averse optimisation in operational research
Karsu Özlem, Morton Alec
European Journal of Operational Research Vol 245, pp. 343-359 (2015)
Measurement issues in the evaluation of projects in a project portfolio
Morton Alec
European Journal of Operational Research Vol 245, pp. 789-796 (2015)
From data to decisions? Exploring how healthcare payers respond to the NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare in England
Schang Laura, Morton Alec, DaSilva Philip, Gwyn Bevan
Health Policy Vol 114, pp. 79-87 (2014)
CUT : a multicriteria approach for concavifiable preferences
Argyris Nikolaos, Morton Alec, Figuerira José Rui
Operations Research Vol 62, pp. 633 - 642 (2014)
Aversion to health inequalities in healthcare prioritisation : a multiobjective mathematical programming perspective
Morton Alec
Journal of Health Economics Vol 36, pp. 164-173 (2014)

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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

Interventions for preventing Covid-19 outbreaks and controlling transmission in care homes
Management Science (Organisational unit)
Jialin Liu
Plenary talk at HTAsialink
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (External organisation)
International aid budgets could go twice as far – here’s how

More professional activities


DRIVE-AB: Driving Re-investment in R&D and Responsible Antibiotic Use (FP7 IMI)
Morton, Alec (Principal Investigator) Bedford, Tim (Co-investigator) Cooke, Roger (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 30-Jan-2017
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics & Orthotics | Akram, Md Raisul
Buis, Arjan (Principal Investigator) Morton, Alec (Co-investigator) Akram, Md Raisul (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
NIHR Global Health Research Group on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing
Morse, Tracy (Principal Investigator) Beattie, Tara (Co-investigator) Davidson, Jennifer (Co-investigator) Henderson, Marion (Co-investigator) Morton, Alec (Co-investigator) Quinn, Neil (Co-investigator) Sosu, Edward (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2026
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 - 16-Jan-2021
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 - 30-Jan-2024
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

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