Lorraine Shack

Adjunct Assistant Professor



Contact information


Office: 403-698-8116

Preferred method of communication


Penelope Timleck

Email: penelope.timleck@ahs.ca

Office: 780-643-4347

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • cancer
  • epidemiology
  • outcomes
  • surveillance
  • survival


Over the course of my career, I have had worked in cancer surveillance in Scotland, England and Canada, as well as in prevention in the position of Research lead for ACPLF. I joined AHS in 2009 (formerly Cancer Board) from the National Health Service, UK where I lead cancer surveillance activities for the North West Cancer Intelligence Service, England.  In these roles, and my current role as Director of Surveillance and Reporting, CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services, I have lead cancer surveillance and epidemiology work within the health system. These projects have focused on epidemiology research based on cancer registry data and linkage with treatment, comorbidities, risk factors and follow-up with collaboration from clinical and population health experts. This work has included national and international research projects on cancer incidence and outcomes, such as the International Cancer Bench Marking Project, EUROCARE-4 and CONCORD (Global surveillance of cancer survival). More recent work has focused on system performance measures, the use of administrative data to measure patient treatment pathways and outcomes/survival. I also sit on the System Performance and Analytic Capacity Building Canadian Partnership Against cancer Committees.