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 .


Counting the cost of denying assisted dying
Shaw David, Morton Alec
Clinical Ethics (2020)
Structured expert judgement for decisions on medicines policy and management
Vella Bonanno Patricia, Morton Alec, Godman Brian
Expert Judgement in Risk and Decision Analysis (2020) (2020)
Cost effectiveness analysis
Lauer Jeremy, Bertram Melanie, Morton Alec
Global Health Priority-Setting (2020) (2020)
How should the value attributes of novel antibiotics be considered in reimbursement decision making?
Morton Alec, Colson Abigail, Leporowski Axel, Trett Anna, Bhatti Taimur, Laxminarayan Ramanan
Medical Decision Making Policy & Practice (2019)
Multicriteria decision analysis to support health technology assessment agencies : benefits, limitations, and the way forward
Baltussen Rob, Marsh Kevin, Thokala Praveen, Diaby Vakaramoko, Castro Hector, Cleemput Irina, Garau Martina, Iskrov Georgi, Olyaeemanesh Alireza, Mirelman Andrew, Mobinizadeh Mohammedreza, Morton Alec, Tringali Michele, van Til Janine, Valentim Joice, Wagner Monika, Youngkong Sitaporn, Zah Vladimir, Toll Agnes, Jansen Maarten, Bijlmakers Leon, Oortwijn Wija, Broekhuizen Henk
Value in Health Vol 22, pp. 1283-1288 (2019)
Real-world evaluation of the impact of statin intensity on adherence, persistence and discontinuing of statin therapy : evidence from the Scottish population
Nascimento Renata Cristina R Macedo do, Mueller Tanja, Bennie Marion, Godman Brian, Hurding Simon, MacBride-Stewart Sean, Guerra Júnior Augusto Afonso, de Assis Acúrcio Francisco, Morton Alec, Kurdi Amanj
EuroDURG 2020 (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

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

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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
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

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