Director of Faculty Operations
Russell graduated from University of Central Lancashire in 1987 with a BA (Hons) Politics with History. He joined Liverpool John Moores University in 1988 as an Administrative Assistant in the Academic Quality Unit, progressing to Senior Administrator in 1992. He was appointed Head of Student Recruitment in 1994 and in 1996 he took up the new position of Head of Collaborative Partnerships.
In 1998 he joined UMIST and the Victoria University of Manchester to take up the post of Senior Administrator in the joint venture Federal School of Business and Management. This role involved further developing of the management infrastructure for the Federal School and he led on a number of collaborative projects including joint Masters programmes and a major research infrastructure funding award.
In 2002 Russell serviced the Project Unity Academic Group, which steered the merger of UMIST and the Victoria University of Manchester, before taking up the role of Assistant to the Interim Executive Dean for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences in May 2003. Russell was appointed Director of Faculty Operations for the Faculty of Humanities in February 2004.