In 2014, Dr Russell undertook a literature review exploring patient experiences of primary health care.
In 2012, Dr Russell interviewed residents, staff and families in an aged care home to evaluate the standards of care.
Dr Russell was commissioned to write an annotated bibliography and literature review on the health workforce
Dr Russell prepared a successful funding submission ‘Local community campaigns to promote better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health program’ to Department of Health and Ageing.
“Feedin’ the mob” was a ‘hands-on’ community engagement project that delivered key health promotion messages and support the development of health literacy and practical life skills in a culturally appropriate manner for the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in the Whittlesea LGA and surrounding region.
Dr Russell, together with others from University of Melbourne, La Trobe University and University of Queensland, developed health ethics teaching materials that are responsive to the increasing cultural diversity of students.
‘Addressing cultural diversity in health ethics education’ was funded by an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Grant of $210,000.
Dr Russell was part of a team that investigated people’s experience of the adoption assessment process.
In 2009, Dr Russell and Margie Nunn delivered a program to assist people with a mental illness to design a ‘stay well plan’. They also delivered a series of workshops to introduce the concept of a ‘stay well plan’ to health professionals around Australia.
Dr Russell was commissioned to undertake a literature review on the prevalence of eating disorders. She also mapped services for those who experience an eating disorder.
Dr Russell worked with a team to explore Malaysian medical students’ understandings of ethical issues.
In 2009-2010, Dr Russell undertook two consultancies for the Royal District Nursing Service: (1) An analysis evaluation data of a model of care to improve care for people living in the community with dementia; and (2) An analysis of qualitative data exploring people’s experience of wearing compression stockings to prevent leg ulcer recurrence following venous leg ulcer healing.