Dr Rachael Morton

Senior Research Fellow
Public Health, School of Public Health

A27 - Edward Ford Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9036 5459
F: +61 2 9351 5049
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Research interests

Health Economics

Economics of Kidney Disease


Economics of Surgery

Patient preferences for treatment in Chronic Kidney Disease

Discrete choice analysis

Teaching areas

Health economic evaluation

Cost-effectiveness analysis

Cancer clinical trials


Nephrology; Surgery; Health economics; Melanoma and skin cancer


2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009


  • Watts, C., Cust, A., Menzies, S., Coates, E., Mann, G., Morton, R. (2015), Specialized Surveillance for Individuals at High Risk for Melanoma: A Cost Analysis of a High-Risk Clinic. JAMA Dermatology. 151(2), 178-186. [Abstract]
  • Watts, C., Dieng, M., Morton, R., Mann, G., Menzies, S., Cust, A. (2015), Clinical practice guidelines for identification, screening and follow-up of individuals at high risk of primary cutaneous melanoma: a systematic review. The British Journal of Dermatology. 172(1), 33-47. [Abstract]
  • Walker, R., Hanson, C., Palmer, S., Howard, K., Morton, R., Marshall, M., Tong, A. (2015), Patient and caregiver perspectives on home hemodialysis: a systematic review. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 65(3), 451-463. [Abstract]


  • Morton, R. (2014), Essential inputs for studies of cost-effectiveness analysis in melanoma. The British Journal of Dermatology. 171(6), 1294-1295. [Abstract]
  • Fortnum, D., Ludlow, M., Morton, R. (2014), Renal unit characteristics and patient education practices that predict a high prevalence of home-based dialysis in Australia. Nephrology (Carlton). 19(9), 587-593. [Abstract]
  • Foote, C., Morton, R., Jardine, M., Gallagher, M., Brown, M., Howard, K., Cass, A. (2014), COnsiderations of Nephrologists when SuggestIng Dialysis in Elderly patients with Renal failure (CONSIDER): a discrete choice experiment. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation. 29(12), 2302-2309. [Abstract]
  • Wong, G., Howard, K., Webster, A., Morton, R., Chapman, J., Craig, J. (2014), How is Health Economics Relevant to Transplant Clinicians?. Transplantation. 98(2), 124-130. [Abstract]
  • Asha, S., Chan, A., Walter, E., Kelly, P., Morton, R., Ajami, A., Wilson, R., Honneyman, D. (2014), Impact from point-of-care devices on emergency department patient processing times compared with central laboratory testing of blood samples: a randomised controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis. Emergency Medicine Journal. 31(9), 714-719. [Abstract]
  • Walker, R., Marshall, M., Morton, R., McFarlane, P., Howard, K. (2014), The cost effectiveness of contemporary home haemodialysis modalities compared to facility haemodialysis: A systematic review of full economic evaluations. Nephrology. 19(8), 459-457. [Abstract]
  • Dieng, M., Watts, C., Kasparian, N., Morton, R., Mann, G., Cust, A. (2014), Improving subjective perception of personal cancer risk: systematic review and meta-analysis of educational interventions for people with cancer or at high risk of cancer. Psycho-Oncology. 23(6), 613-625. [Abstract]
  • Morton, R., Webster, A. (2014), Quality of Life in Chronic Kidney Disease. In: Management of Chronic Kidney Disease. (pp.487-500).Berlin: Springer.
  • Saw, R., Armstrong, B., Mason, R., Morton, R., Shannon, K., Spillane, A., Stretch, J., Thompson, J. (2014), Adjuvant therapy with high dose vitamin D following primary treatment of melanoma at high risk of recurrence: a placebo controlled randomised phase II trial (ANZMTG 02.09 Mel-D). BMC Cancer. 14, 780. [Abstract]


  • Rychetnik, L., McCaffery, K., Morton, R., Thompson, J., Menzies, S., Irwig, L. (2013), Follow-up of early stage melanoma: Specialist clinician perspectives on the functions of follow-up and implications for extending follow-up intervals. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 107(5), 463-468. [Abstract]
  • Wyld, M., Clayton, P., Morton, R., Chadban, S. (2013), Anti-Coagulation, anti-platelets or no therapy in haemodialysis patients with atrial fibrillation: A decision analysis. Nephrology. 18(12), 783-789. [Abstract]
  • Rychetnik, L., McCaffery, K., Morton, R., Irwig, L. (2013), Psychosocial aspects of post-treatment follow-up for stage I/II melanoma: a systematic review of the literature. Psycho-Oncology. 22(4), 721-736. [Abstract]
  • Morton, R., Rychetnik, L., McCaffery, K., Thompson, J., Irwig, L. (2013), Patients' perspectives of long-term follow-up for localised cutaneous melanoma. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 39(39), 297-303. [Abstract]
  • Brown, M., Urban, A., Sajiv, C., Glavish, R., May, S., Morton, R., Crail, S., Masterson, R., Foote, C., Robins, J., Katz, I., Stallworhty, E., Siva, B., Miller, C. (2013), ANZSN renal supportive care guidelines 2013: Research Issues in elderly patients: gaps in knowledge and suggested directions. Nephrology. 18(6), 439-441.
  • Merom, D., Cumming, R., Mathieu, E., Anstey, K., Rissel, C., Simpson, J., Morton, R., Cerin, E., Sherrington, C., Lord, S. (2013), Can social dancing prevent falls in older adults? a protocol of the Dance, Aging, Cognition, Economics (DAnCE) fall prevention randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health. 13(1), 477. [Abstract]


  • Wyld, M., Morton, R., Hayen, A., Howard, K., Webster, A. (2012), A systematic review and meta-analysis of utility-based quality of life in chronic kidney disease treatments. PLoS Medicine. 9(9), e1001307. [Abstract]
  • Morton, R., Snelling, P., Webster, A., Rose, J., Masterson, R., Johnson, D., Howard, K. (2012), Dialysis Modality Preference of Patients With CKD and Family Caregivers: A Discrete-Choice Study. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 60(1), 102-111. [Abstract]
  • Morton, R., Snelling, P., Webster, A., Rose, J., Masterson, R., Johnson, D., Howard, K. (2012), Factors influencing patient choice of dialysis versus conservative care to treat end-stage kidney disease. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 184(5), E277-E283. [Abstract]
  • Morton, R., Turner, R., Howard, K., Snelling, P., Webster, A. (2012), Patients Who Plan for Conservative Care Rather Than Dialysis: A National Observational Study in Australia. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 59(3), 419-427. [Abstract]
  • Rychetnik, L., Morton, R., McCaffery, K., Thompson, J., Menzies, S., Irwig, L. (2012), Shared care in the follow-up of early-stage melanoma: a qualitative study of Australian melanoma clinicians' perspectives and models of care. BMC Health Services Research. 12, 468. [Abstract]


  • Turner, R., Bell, K., Morton, R., Hayen, A., Francken, A., Howard, K., Armstrong, B., Thompson, J., Irwig, L. (2011), Optimizing the Frequency of Follow-Up Visits for Patients Treated for Localized Primary Cutaneous Melanoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 29(35), 4641-4646. [Abstract]
  • Morton, R., Tong, A., Webster, A., Snelling, P., Howard, K. (2011), Characteristics of dialysis important to patients and family caregivers: a mixed methods approach. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation. 26(12), 4038-46. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Tjaden, L., Howard, K., Wong, G., Morton, R., Craig, J. (2011), Quality of Life of Adolescent Kidney Transplant Recipients. The Journal of Pediatrics. 159(4), 670-5.e2. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Morton, R., Howard, K., McTaggart, S., Craig, J. (2011), "When I had my transplant, I became normal." Adolescent perspectives on life after kidney transplantation. Pediatric Transplantation. 15(3), 285-293. [Abstract]
  • Morton, R., Howard, K., Webster, A., Snelling, P. (2011), Patient INformation about Options for Treatment (PINOT): a prospective national study of information given to incident CKD Stage 5 patients. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation. 26(4), 1266-1274. [Abstract]
  • Fogarty, G., Morton, R., Vardy, J., Nowak, A., Mandel, C., Forder, P., Hong, A., Hruby, G., Burmeister, B., Shivalingam, B., Dhillon, H., Thompson, J. (2011), Whole brain radiotherapy after local treatment of brain metastases in melanoma patients - a randomised phase III trial. BMC cancer. 11(1), 142. [Abstract]


  • Morton, R., Howard, K., Webster, A., Snelling, P. (2010), Patient information about options for treatment: Methods of a national audit of information provision in chronic kidney disease. Nephrology. 15(6), 649-652. [Abstract]
  • Morton, R., Devitt, J., Howard, K., Anderson, K., Snelling, P., Cass, A. (2010), Patient views about treatment of stage 5 CKD: a qualitative analysis of semistructured interviews. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 55(3), 431-440. [Abstract]
  • Morton, R., Howard, K., Thompson, J. (2010), In Reply: Cost Effectiveness of Staging Procedures in Patients with Stage I/II Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 17(2), 663-664. [Abstract]
  • Morton, R., Tong, A., Howard, K., Snelling, P., Webster, A. (2010), The views of patients and carers in treatment decision making for chronic kidney disease: systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies. BMJ. 340, c112. [Abstract]


  • Thompson, J., Morton, R. (2009), In Reply: Cost-Effectiveness of Sentinel Node Biopsy for Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 16(10), 2962-2963. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Morton, R., Howard, K., Craig, J. (2009), Adolescent Experiences Following Organ Transplantation: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies. Journal of Pediatrics. 155(4), 542-549. [Abstract]
  • Morton, R., Howard, K., Webster, A., Wong, G., Craig, J. (2009), The cost-effectiveness of induction immunosuppression in kidney transplantation. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation. 24(7), 2258-2269. [Abstract]
  • Morton, R., Howard, K., Thompson, J. (2009), The Cost-Effectiveness of Sentinel Node Biopsy in Patients with Intermediate Thickness Primary Cutaneous Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 16(4), 929-940. [Abstract]
  • Morton, R., Craig, J., Thompson, J. (2009), The Role of Surveillance Chest X-Rays in the Follow-Up of High-Risk Melanoma Patients. Annals of surgical oncology. 16(3), 571-7. [Abstract]
  • Morton, R., Moustakas, J., Howard, K., Webster, A., Snelling, P. (2009), A national audit of information provided to new CKD stage 4 & 5 patients: results from a pilot study. Renal Society of Australasia Journal. 5(3), 138-146.