Russell is the Group Leader for Translational Biomarkers at Charles River Laboratories. He is a member of the British Society of Immunology and has over 20 years of experience working with immunological assays. Russell was awarded his PhD in 2000 and joined KWS BioTest in 2007. KWS BioTest was acquired by Charles River in 2018. He was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in 2021.