Russell graduated from Manchester University in the UK in 1997 and moved to Australia in 2002 after basic surgical training in Yorkshire. He qualified as a General Practitioner in 2012 and became a Specialist in Emergency Medicine in 2012. He completed his Master’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2015. He has been in Albany since 2012 working between General Practice and Emergency work at Albany Hospital. He became Director of the Emergency Department in Albany in 2016.
Russell is very interested in acute injury work, non-operative Orthopaedics, sports team medical cover and exercise promotion. He set up the fracture clinic in Outpatients at Albany Hospital in 2014 and ran a trial at Pioneer Health comparing two different types of exercise advice in 2014. He has previously been the doctor for a number of road cycle races, was Bunbury Turf Club’s Supervising Doctor from 2010 to 2013 and Team Doctor for Hull City in the English Premier League for the season 2008-09.
When not working, Russell is an avid golfer playing off single figures at Albany Golf Club. He is a keen runner and is developing Triathlon and Orienteering skills in Albany, being a member of both clubs. He played association football for UWA between 2003-12 and is considering a come-back for a Veteran team in Albany. His dream is to transfer his love of sport to his two small children.