Making value-based decisions about healthcare: combining evidence and expert knowledge

Title: Making value-based decisions about healthcare: combining evidence and expert knowledge 

Speaker: Prof. Alec Morton, 

    Professor of Management Science, University of Strathclyde, UK

    Visiting Professor, University of Science and Technology of China            

Time: 9:30-10:10, 30th June 2017 (Friday)

Venue:105#Meeting Room, Chengyi Building 

Host:Ma Yonghui

    Multidisciplinary Centre for Bioethics

    Medical College, Xiamen University

Short bio: 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, and the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, and has been on secondment at the National Audit Office. His main interests are in decision analysis and health economics, and he is one of the developers of the STAR toolkit sponsored by the Health Foundation.  He is a member of the International Decision Support Initiative and the Health Service Research Center of USTC.  He is also a member of the expert group on guideline methods for the National Institute on Clinical Excellence (NICE) and is on an expert panel for the China National Health Development Research Centre (CNHDRC).

Alec has been active in the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society and the OR Society. 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 .