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 .


Investing in antibiotics to alleviate future catastrophic outcomes : what is the value of having an effective antibiotic to mitigate pandemic influenza?
Megiddo Itamar, Drabik Dusan, Bedford Tim, Morton Alexander David, Wesseler Justus, Laxminarayan Ramanan
Health Economics Vol 28, pp. 556-571 (2019)
Ongoing initiatives within the Scottish National Health Service to affect the prescribing of SSRIs and their influence
Godman Brian, Kurdi Amanj, McCabe Holly, Johnson Chris F, Barbui Corrado, MacBride-Stewart Sean, Hurding Simon, Leporowski Axel, Bennie Marion, Morton Alec
Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research (2019)
Activities to optimize quality and efficiency of medicines in Scotland
Godman Brian, Kurdi Amanj, McCabe Holly, MacBride-Stewart Sean, Johnson Chris F, Hurding Simon, Bennie Marion, Morton Alec
HTAi Cologne, Germany (2019)
Economic and epidemiological impact of Dengue illness in Brazil
Godói Isabella Piassi, da Silva Leonardo Vinicius Dias , Sarkar Abdur Razzaque , Megiddo Itamar, Morton Alec, Godman Brian, Bennie Marion, Guerra Júnior Augusto Afonso
HTAi Cologne, Germany (2019)
How can we evaluate the cost-effectiveness of health system strengthening? A typology and illustrations
Hauck K, Morton A, Chalkidou K, Chi Y-Ling, Culyer A, Levin C, Meacock R, Over M, Thomas R, Vassall A, Verguet S, Smith PC
Social Science and Medicine Vol 220, pp. 141-149 (2019)
Delivering universal health coverage for an aging population : an analysis of the Chinese rural health insurance program
Zhou Wenhui, Zheng Yanfang, Morton Alec, Luo Feng
China Economic Review Vol 52, pp. 204-224 (2018)

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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

Plenary talk at HTAsialink
EPSRC (External organisation)
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (External organisation)
Horizon2020 (External organisation)
International Decision Support Initiative (External organisation)
China University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China
Visiting researcher

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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)
Morton, Alec (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2020
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
Developing a reference protocol for eliciting distributions from experts in health care decision making
Morton, Alec (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2018
Improving Outcomes for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer
van der Meer, Robert (Principal Investigator) Morton, Alec (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2019
EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship: Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) / R160677-104
Morton, Alec (Principal Investigator) Howick, Susan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2017

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