Rachael Morton

Position: Director of Health Economics
Group: MFB L6 - Health Economics
Phone: 9562 5013
Fax: 9565 1863
Email: rachael.morton@ctc.usyd.edu.au
Location: Level 6
92-94 Parramatta Rd
Camperdown NSW 2050
Address: K25 - Medical Foundation Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


PhD, MScMed(Clin Epi)(Hons)


A/Prof Morton has a MScMed (Clin Epi)(Hons) and a PhD in Health Economics from the University of Sydney. She has spent two years working at the Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford as part of her NHMRC Sidney Sax Postdoctoral Fellowship. Rachael specialises in trial-based and modelled economic evaluation, and elicitation of patient preferences using discrete choice experiments. Her research incorporates patient-centred and economic outcomes into clinical trials of diagnostic tests, new treatments and models of care to facilitate policy decision-making on the basis of cost-effectiveness.

 Research interests

A/Professor Morton's research interests include the health economics of melanoma, and chronic kidney disease. She also has an interest in health equity in disadvantaged populations both in Australia and overseas. Her methodological interests include systematic reviews of economic evidence, assessment of test evaluation and monitoring, measurement of quality of life and wellbeing, and end-of-life care.

Teaching and supervision

A/Professor Morton is co-ordinator for one unit of study in health economics within the Masters programmes in the Sydney Medical School / School of Public Health; Health Economics in Trials (CLTR 5006). She coordinates short courses in health economics for government and industry and currently supervises 5 PhD candidates.


  • Within-trial and modelled economic evaluation
  • Preference elicitation
  • Outcomes assessment
  • Health equity
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Melanoma and other cancers

Committee Memberships:

  • Treasurer, Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ)
  • Convenor  - ANZDATA Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) Working Group
  • ANZDATA Steering Committee member
  • Member, Cochrane Equity Methods Group
  • Member, International Health Economics Association
  • Member, Health Economists Study Group (UK)
  • Member, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
  • Health Economics editor,Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantjournal
  • Executive member, Home Dialysis Advisory Group, Australia and New Zealand Society of Nephrology
  • Expert Reference Group member,  Renal node - Joanna Briggs Institute
  • Chair, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Self-Assessment Team, Data Working Group - University of Sydney



CV and publications:

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