Dr Russell is a Clinical Reader at KCL London and a Respiratory Consultant at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. He is the Clinical Director for Respiratory medicine for NHS England Southeast as well as the Clinical Director of the West Hampshire Integrated Respiratory Service, looking after COPD and asthma for 2.5 million people.
His PhD at Imperial College under the supervision of Professor Peter Barnes. The research focussed on the basic mechanisms of COPD.
Dr Russell has just joined KCL from the University of Oxford where his research was focussed on COPD exacerbations, mechanisms of lung damage as well as phenotypes of all airways disease.
He was a member of the BTS/SIGN asthma guidelines group for 12 years.
Dr Russell has interests in obstructive lung disease, particularly pathophysiology of COPD and how patients should be cared for across the primary/secondary care interface.
Dr Russell is the founding Editor of the International Journal of COPD (impact Factor 3.2, and is keen to increase the global awareness of COPD and provide a platform for scientific developments from across the world.