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 .

Publications

Comparing apples and oranges : strategies to weigh health against other social values
Morton Alec, Lauer Jeremy
What's In, What's Out (2017) (2017)
Treacle and smallpox : two tests for multi-criteria decision analysis models in health technology assessment
Morton Alec
Value in Health Vol 30, pp. 512-515 (2017)
Complementary logics of target-setting : hierarchist and experimentalist governance in the Scottish National Health Service
Schang Laura, Morton Alec
Health Economics, Policy and Law Vol 12, pp. 21-41 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1744133116000232
Introduction to the special issue [on healthcare policy and management]
Morton Alec, Rauner Marion, Zaric Greg
EURO Journal on Decision Processes Vol 4, pp. 157-159 (2016)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40070-016-0061-9
Patrolling a border
Papadaki Katerina, Alpern Steve, Lidbetter Thomas, Morton Alec
Operations Research Vol 64, pp. 1256–1269 (2016)
https://doi.org/10.1287/opre.2016.1511
Developing robust composite measures of healthcare quality : ranking intervals and dominance relations for Scottish Health Boards
Schang Laura, Hynninen Yrjänä, Morton Alec, Salo Ahti
Social Science and Medicine Vol 162, pp. 59-67 (2016)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.06.026

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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

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (External organisation)
Member
2016
Plenary talk at HTAsialink
Participant
2016
International aid budgets could go twice as far – here’s how
Recipient
7/9/2015
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (External organisation)
Member
2015
International Decision Support Initiative (External organisation)
Member
2015
Horizon2020 (External organisation)
Chair
2015

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Projects

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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