Dr Rachael Morton

Senior Research Fellow
Public Health, School of Public Health

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Research interests

Health Economics

Economics of Kidney Disease Melanoma Economics of Surgery Patient preferences for treatment in Chronic Kidney Disease Discrete choice analysis

Teaching and supervision

Health economic evaluation

Cost-effectiveness analysis Cancer clinical trials

Selected grants

2014

  • Investigating barriers and facilitators to advance care planning for dialysis and pre-dialysis patients; Clayton J, Pollock C, Luckett T, Morton R, Silvester W, Detering K, Spencer L; Kidney Health Australia/Research Support.

2013

  • Analysis of socio-economic status on cholesterol lowering interventions in chronic kidney disease; Morton R; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships (ECF).
  • The cost-effectiveness of adjuvant whole brain radiotherapy for melanoma brain metastases: a trial-based and modeled economic evaluation; Morton R, King M, Fogarty G, Nowak A, Hong A; Cancer Australia/Priority Driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme.

2012

  • Patient INformation about Options for Treatments (PINOT): A prospective observational cohort study, five year follow-up.; Morton R; Kidney Health Australia/Project Grant.

2006

  • Strengthen Cancer Care initiative - Infrastructure Support for Clinical Trials Program; Thompson J, Morton R; Cancer Australia/Support for Cancer Clinical Trials - Existing National Cooperative Oncology groups.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • 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: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 23(6), 613-625. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Walker, R., Fassett, R., Morton, R. (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), 1-9. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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, 297-303. [More Information]
  • 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: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 22(4), 721-736. [More Information]
  • 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), 1-10. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. CMAJ - Canadian Medical Association Journal, 184(5), E277-E283. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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, 1-9. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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), 4038-4046. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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), 670-675. [More Information]
  • 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(142), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Tong, A., Morton, R., Howard, K., McTaggart, S., Craig, J. (2010). 'When I had my transplant, I became normal.' adolescent perspectives on life after kidney transplantation. Nephrology, 15(S4), 64-64. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Morton, R., Howard, K., Webster, A., Snelling, P. (2010). Patient INformation about Options for Treatment (PINOT): a prospective national study of information given to incident CKD Stage 5 patients. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation, doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfq555(unspecified), 1-9. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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: a systematic review of qualitative studies. BMJ, 340(c112), c112-1-c112-10. [More Information]
  • Morton, R., Moustakas, J., Howard, K., Webster, A., Snelling, P. (2009). A national audit of information provided to new chronic kidney disease stage 4 & 5 patients: results from a pilot study. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 5(3), 138-146.
  • Tong, A., Morton, R., Howard, K., Craig, J. (2009). Adolescent Experiences Following Organ Transplantation: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies. The Journal of Pediatrics, 155(4), 542-549. [More Information]
  • Thompson, J., Morton, R. (2009). In Reply: Cost-Effectiveness of Sentinel Node Biopsy for Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 16(10), 2962-2963. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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), 571-577. [More Information]
  • Morton, R., Howard, K., Thompson, J. (2008). The Cost-Effectiveness of Sentinel Node Biopsy in Patients with Intermediate Thickness Primary Cutaneous Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, Published Online DOI: 10.1245/s10434-008-0164-z, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Chung, D., Morton, R., Thompson, J. (2006). The Reproducibility in Routine Clinical Practice of Sentinel Lymph Node Identification by Pre-operative Lymphoscintigraphy in Patients with Cutaneous Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 14(2), 899-905. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Tong, A., Tjaden, L., Howard, K., Wong, G., Morton, R., Craig, J. (2011). Quality of Life of Adolescent Kidney Transplant Recipients. 2011 Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ), 29th Annual Scientific Meeting, Canberra, Australia.

2014

  • 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: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 23(6), 613-625. [More Information]

2013

  • 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. [More Information]
  • Walker, R., Fassett, R., Morton, R. (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), 1-9. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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, 297-303. [More Information]
  • 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: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 22(4), 721-736. [More Information]

2012

  • 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), 1-10. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. CMAJ - Canadian Medical Association Journal, 184(5), E277-E283. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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, 1-9. [More Information]

2011

  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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), 4038-4046. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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), 670-675. [More Information]
  • Tong, A., Tjaden, L., Howard, K., Wong, G., Morton, R., Craig, J. (2011). Quality of Life of Adolescent Kidney Transplant Recipients. 2011 Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ), 29th Annual Scientific Meeting, Canberra, Australia.
  • 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(142), 1-8. [More Information]

2010

  • Tong, A., Morton, R., Howard, K., McTaggart, S., Craig, J. (2010). 'When I had my transplant, I became normal.' adolescent perspectives on life after kidney transplantation. Nephrology, 15(S4), 64-64. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Morton, R., Howard, K., Webster, A., Snelling, P. (2010). Patient INformation about Options for Treatment (PINOT): a prospective national study of information given to incident CKD Stage 5 patients. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation, doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfq555(unspecified), 1-9. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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: a systematic review of qualitative studies. BMJ, 340(c112), c112-1-c112-10. [More Information]

2009

  • Morton, R., Moustakas, J., Howard, K., Webster, A., Snelling, P. (2009). A national audit of information provided to new chronic kidney disease stage 4 & 5 patients: results from a pilot study. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 5(3), 138-146.
  • Tong, A., Morton, R., Howard, K., Craig, J. (2009). Adolescent Experiences Following Organ Transplantation: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies. The Journal of Pediatrics, 155(4), 542-549. [More Information]
  • Thompson, J., Morton, R. (2009). In Reply: Cost-Effectiveness of Sentinel Node Biopsy for Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 16(10), 2962-2963. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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), 571-577. [More Information]

2008

  • Morton, R., Howard, K., Thompson, J. (2008). The Cost-Effectiveness of Sentinel Node Biopsy in Patients with Intermediate Thickness Primary Cutaneous Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, Published Online DOI: 10.1245/s10434-008-0164-z, 1-12. [More Information]

2006

  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Chung, D., Morton, R., Thompson, J. (2006). The Reproducibility in Routine Clinical Practice of Sentinel Lymph Node Identification by Pre-operative Lymphoscintigraphy in Patients with Cutaneous Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 14(2), 899-905. [More Information]

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