Jeff Vallance

Associate Professor

Department of Medical Oncology, University of Calgary

Associate Professor

Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University


Contact information

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Physical activity
  • sedentary behaviour
  • cancer
  • chronic disease

Summary of Research

Dr. Vallance's research program explores physical activity, sedentary behavior, and related psychosocial health outcomes across the cancer context as well as among older adults. He is also involved in (and leading) several studies to objectively assess sedentary time and physical activity behaviors of cancer survivors and individuals with other chronic diseases. His research also aims to develop and evaluate strategies to facilitate physical activity behavior among cancer survivors. Dr. Vallance currently leads several national and international studies focusing on the health consequences of physical activity and sedentary behavior among older adults, cancer survivors, and individuals with other chronic diseases.


Dr. Vallance is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Disciplines at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada. He currently holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Management as well as a Population Health Investigator Award from Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions. Dr. Vallance is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Oncology at the University of Calgary. He received my MA (2002) and PhD (2007) in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. He completed my undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia, School of Human Kinetics (2000).