Lucy Elliss-Brookes

Lucy Elliss-Brookes is the Head of Cancer Analysis at the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service in Public Health England. She has worked in cancer intelligence for eighteen years and currently leads a team of highly skilled cancer analysts and managers responsible for measuring cancer outcomes across England and the UK, supporting national public health and healthcare policies aimed at reducing mortality from cancer.

One of her most significant achievements has been the creation and development of the Routes to Diagnosis study – a big data project that algorithmically links data from different sources to assign patients to different healthcare pathways to a cancer diagnosis. Ground breaking for its evolving policy and research implications, particularly in the early diagnosis field, this project remains unsurpassed internationally.

Lucy has presented nationally and internationally on many aspects of her work, with a focus on demonstrating the positive impact that cancer intelligence can have on patient care. She is also enabling and supporting a range of cancer epidemiology projects involving Public Health England analysis staff and academic partners, as well as establishing analytical partnerships with a number of cancer charities.