Biography

I arrived at Keele University October 2016 after being at the University of Manchester for eight years (I previously worked at Keele University for eight years 2000 - 2008). My academic career initially began at Liverpool University (The School of Tropical Medicine) some years before where I worked on large scale epidemiological projects based in a number of different countries in Africa. My work at Manchester University has mainly been in managing complex multi-centre clinical trials, and more recently, working as a Complex Wounds Research Fellow in CLAHRC Greater Manchester. 

I have worked as a researcher in a variety of different health care settings in the UK, for example ophthalmology, dentistry, oncology, traumatic brain injury/neuroscience, and complex wounds to name a few. I have worked in community and acute care settings and also in emergency/pre-hospital care. My research experience has embraced the disciplines of evaluation research (health services), epidemiology, public health research and clinical audit and I have acquired a range of skills in both quantitative and qualitative methods. I am now a member of the Research Design Service team at Keele University.

Lecky, F., Russell, W., Fuller, G., McClelland, G., Pennington, E., Goodacre, S., Han, K., Curran, A., Holliman, D.,  Freeman, J., Chapman, N., Stevenson, M., Byers, S., Mason, S., Potter, H., Coats, T., Mackway-Jones, K., Peters, M., Shewan, J., Strong M. (2016)  The Head Injury Transportation Straight to Neurosurgery (HITS-NS) randomised trial: a feasibility study. Health technology assessment (Winchester, England) 20(1):1-198.

Fuller, G., McClelland, G., Lawrence, T., Russell, W. and Lecky F. (2015) The diagnostic accuracy of the HITS-NS prehospital triage rule for identifying patients with significant traumatic brain injury. European Journal of Emergency Medicine 23(1)

McClelland, G., Pennington, E., Byers, S., Russell, W., and Lecky F. The challenges of conducting prehospital research: Successes and lessons learnt from the Head Injury Transportation Straight to Neurosurgery (HITS-NS) trial. (2015) Emergency Medicine Journal 32(8)

Hughes, J.G., Russell, W., Breckons, M., Richardson, J., Lloyd-Williams, M. and Molassiotis A. (2014) “I assumed that one was a placebo”: Exploring the consent process in a sham controlled acupressure trial. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 22(5)

Molassiotis, A., Russell, W., Hughes, J., Breckons, M., Lloyd Williams, M., Richardson, J., Hulme, C., Brearley, S., Campbell, M., Garrow, A. and Ryder, W.D. (2014) The Effectiveness of Acupressure for the Control and Management of Chemotherapy-Related Acute and Delayed Nausea: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 47(1), 12-25. 

Molassiotis, A., Russell, W., Hughes, J., Breckons, M., Lloyd Williams, M., Richardson, J., et al. (2013) The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of acupressure for the control and management of chemotherapy-related acute and delayed nausea: Assessment of Nausea in Chemotherapy Research (ANCHoR), a randomised controlled trial. Health technology assessment (Winchester, England) 17(26):1-114.

Hughes, J.G., Russell, W., Breckons, M., Richardson, J., Lloyd Williams, M. and Molassiotis, A. (2013)  “Until the trial is complete you can’t really say whether it helped you or not, can you?”: exploring cancer patients’ perceptions of taking part in a trial of acupressure wristbands. BMC Comparative and Alternative Medicine 13(1), 260-

Hughes, J., Molassiotis, A., Russell, W., Breckons, M., Lloyd-Williams, M.,  and  Richardson J. (2012) The Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness of Acupressure for Chemotherapy-related Nausea. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 16(Suppl 1):S7

Russell, W., Han, K., Mackway-Jones, K., Mason, S. and Lecky, F. (2012) The Head Injury Transportation Straight to Neurosurgery (HITS-NS) Trial: An Introduction to the Study and the Challenges of the Set-Up Phase. Abstract presented at the International  Conference on Emergency Medicine, Dublin, Ireland, June 27-30, 2012.

Russell, W., Fuller, G., Mendelow, A.D., Bhattathiri, P., Han, K., Mackway-Jones, K., Coats, T.,  Goodacre, S., Mason, S. and LeckyF. (2012) The Head Injury Transportation Straight to Neurosurgery (HITS-NS) Trial: An Introduction to the Study and the Challenges of the Set-Up Phase. Abstract presented at the International Brain Injury Association's Ninth World Congress on Brain Injury, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 21-25, 2012 .

Beech, R., Roe, B., Beech, B., Russell, W., Harris, M. and Gent, D. (2012) An evaluation of Wigan Council’s Partnership for Older People Project. Research, Policy and Planning 29(2), 69-81.

Roe, B., Beech, R., Harris, M., Beech, B., Russell, W., Gent, D., Lord, K. and Dickinson, A. (2012) Improving Quality of Life for Older People in the community: Findings from a local partnership for older people project (POPP).Primary Health Care Research and Development, 200-213

Beech R., Roe, B., Russell, W. and Harris, M. (2011) Designing integrated care pathways to facilitate acute hospital discharge: the role of routinely available statistics. International Journal of Integrated Care, August, 2011, ISSN 1568-4156, http://www.ijic.org/

Roe, B., Beech, R., Harris, M., Beech, B., Russell, W., Gent, D., Lord, K. & Dickinson, A.(2011) Improving quality of life for older people in the community: findings from a local Partnerships for Older People Project (POPP) innovation and evaluation’, Journal of PrimaryHealth Care Research & Development12(3), pp. 200-213.

Beech, R., Devilliers, R., Thorniley-Jones, H., Welch, H., Douglas, C., Roe, B., Russell, W. and Russell, M. (2010) Promoting evidence informed service development: a study of falls services in Cheshire. Primary Health Care Research & Development11(3), 222-232

Beech, R., Roe, B., Russell, W., Russell, M., Beech, B. and Gent, D. (2010) Evaluating Wigan Council’s Partnership for Older People Project: An illustration of a Mixed Method Approach. In: Healthcare Research – A Textbook for Students and Practitioners by Roberts, P. and Priest, H., Wiley-Blackwell.

Stanford P., Waterman H., Russell W.B. and Harper R.A. (2009). Psychosocial adjustment in Age Related Macular Degeneration. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 27, 129-146.

Russell, M., Roe, B., Beech R., and Russell, W. (2009) Service developments for managing people with long-term conditions using case management approaches, and example from the UK. International Journal of Integrated Care, 9, February, 2009, ISSN 1568-4156, http://www.ijic.org/

Roe, B., Russell, M., Beech R., and Russell, W. (2009)  Partnerships for Older People Projects: Impacts on Quality of Life, Health Status and Well Being. Paper presented at The13th International Nursing Research Conference Alicante, Spain, 11-13 November 2009.

Beech, R., Roe, B., Russell, W., Russell, M., Beech, B., Gent, D., Wigan POPP Forum & Wigan Age Concern Older People Volunteers (2008) Evaluating Wigan’s Partnership for Older People Project: end of project report. www.dhcarenetworks.org.uk/library/Resources/Prevention/CSIP_Product/FINAL_EVALUATION_REPORT-3.pdf.

Russell, W. (2007) An evaluation of the Single Point of Access (SPA) Service in West Cheshire. Paper presented at the10th Annual Conference of the UK Federation of Primary Care Research Organisations and 1st Joint Conference with the Primary care Research Network in England, Cambridge, 29-30 November 2007.

Russell, W.B, Stokes, E.A, Morris, A.J., Malins, T., Grime, P. and Taylor-Weetman, K. (2007) Evaluating a Staffordshire Minor Oral Surgery Service: Priorities for Improvement. Paper presented at The Joint Scientific Meeting of British and Scandinavian Divisions, International Association for Dental Research (BSDR-NOF), Durham University, 2-5 April 2007.

Stokes, E.A, Russell, W.B., Morris, A.J., Malins, T., Grime, P. and Taylor-Weetman, K. (2007) Dentists’ Perceptions of a Minor Oral Surgery Service in Staffordshire. Paper presented at The Joint Scientific Meeting of British and Scandinavian Divisions, International Association for Dental Research (BSDR-NOF), Durham University, 2-5 April 2007.

Hornby, P., Stokes, E., Russell, W., Cochrane, D. and Morris, J. (2006) A dental workforce review for a Midlands Strategic Health Authority. British Dental Journal200, 575-579.

Gent, D., Russell, W., Beech, R. and Roe, B. (2006) Partnerships for Older People Project (POPP), Wigan. Paper presented at the RiPfA Prevention and Promotion Conference (Research in Practice for Adults), Birmingham, 9 November 2006. 

Russell, W., Stokes, E., Morris, A.J., Malins, T., Grime, P. and Taylor-Weetman, K. (2006) An Evaluation of a Minor Oral Surgery Service in Staffordshire. Paper presented at The International Association for Dental Research – Pan European Federation (IADR-PEF) Scientific Meeting, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 13-16 September 2006.

Stokes, E., Russell, W., Morris, A.J., and Gilmour, J. (2006) Exploring Career Aspirations Amongst Vocational Trainees in the West Midlands. Paper presented at The International Association for Dental Research – Pan European Federation (IADR-PEF) Scientific Meeting, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 13-16 September 2006.

McCairn, H., Beech, R. and Russell, W. (2006) Innovation Forum for Older People in Cheshire 2004-2007. Paper presented at the Celebrating Research on Service Delivery to Older people in primary Care (NHS: Halton Primary Care Trust), Runcorn, Cheshire, 22 June 2006. 

Russell, W. (2005) Coordinating Intermediate Care. In: Intermediate and Continuing Care: Policy and Practice by Roe B and Beech R, Oxford, Blackwell.

Russell, W. and Stokes, E.A. (2005) A qualitative approach to workforce development in local NHS dentistry. Paper presented at The British Society for Dental Research (BSDR) Annual Scientific Meeting, University of Dundee, 5-7 April 2005.

Stokes, E.A., Russell, W. and Morris, A.J. (2005) A methodological strategy for evaluating a minor oral surgery service. Poster presented at The British Society for Dental Research (BSDR) Annual Scientific Meeting, University of Dundee, 5-7 April 2005.

Reeves, B.C., Harper, R.A. and Russell, W.B. (2004) Enhanced low vision rehabilitation for people with age related macular degeneration: a randomised controlled trial. Br. J. Ophthalmol.88 (11), 1443-9.

Beech, R., Russell, W., Little, R. and Sherlow-Jones, S. (2004) An evaluation of a multidisciplinary team for intermediate care at home. International Journal of Integrated Care, 4, October, 2004, ISSN 1568-4156, http://www.ijic.org/

Russell, W. (2003) Developing a strategy for the evaluation of intermediate care services. Paper presented at the International Conference on New Research and Developments in Integrated Care (International Journal of Integrated Care and World Health Organization European Office for Integrated Health Care Services), Barcelona, Spain, 21-22 February 2003.

Harper, R., Russell, W., Reeves, B., Waterman, H., Henson, D. and McLeod, D. (2001)  Measures of visual impairment and dimensions of quality of life in age related macular degeneration. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci.42 (Suppl.), 722.

Harper, R., Reeves, B. and Russell, W. (2001) Visual impairment, disability, and quality of life in AMD: A longitudinal study. Ophthalmic Research33 (S1), 102.

Russell, W., Harper, R., Reeves, B., Waterman, H., Henson, D. and McLeod, D. (2000) Randomised controlled trial of an integrated versus an optometric low vision rehabilitation service for patients with age-related macular degeneration: study design and methodology.  Ophthal. Physiol. Opt., 21 (1), 36-44.

 

Selected Publications

  • Lavallée JF, Gray TA, Dumville J, Russell W, Cullum N. 2017. The effects of care bundles on patient outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Implement Sci, vol. 12(1), 142. link> doi>
  • Fuller G, McClelland G, Lawrence T, Russell WB, Lecky F. 2016. The diagnostic accuracy of the HITS-NS prehospital triage rule for identifying patients with significant traumatic brain injury. European Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol. 23(1), 61-64. doi>
  • McClelland G, Pennington E, Byers S, Russell WB, Lecky F. 2015. The challenges of conducting prehospital research: Successes and lessons learnt from the Head Injury Transportation Straight to Neurosurgery (HITS-NS) trial. Emergency Medicine Journal. doi> link>
  • Hughes J, Russell WB, Breckons M, Richardson J, Lloyd-Williams M, Molassiotis A. 2014. “I assumed that one was a placebo”: Exploring the consent process in a sham controlled acupressure trial. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 22(5), 903-908. doi> link>
  • Molassiotis A, Russell WB, Hughes J, Breckons M, Lloyd-Williams M, Richardson J, Hulme C, Brearley S, Campbell M, Garrow A, Ryder D. 2014. The Effectiveness of Acupressure for the Control and Management of Chemotherapy-Related Acute and Delayed Nausea: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, vol. 47(1), 12-25. doi> link>

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Journal Articles

  • Lavallée JF, Gray TA, Dumville J, Russell W, Cullum N. 2017. The effects of care bundles on patient outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Implement Sci, vol. 12(1), 142. link> doi>
  • Fuller G, McClelland G, Lawrence T, Russell WB, Lecky F. 2016. The diagnostic accuracy of the HITS-NS prehospital triage rule for identifying patients with significant traumatic brain injury. European Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol. 23(1), 61-64. doi>
  • McClelland G, Pennington E, Byers S, Russell WB, Lecky F. 2015. The challenges of conducting prehospital research: Successes and lessons learnt from the Head Injury Transportation Straight to Neurosurgery (HITS-NS) trial. Emergency Medicine Journal. doi> link>
  • Hughes J, Russell WB, Breckons M, Richardson J, Lloyd-Williams M, Molassiotis A. 2014. “I assumed that one was a placebo”: Exploring the consent process in a sham controlled acupressure trial. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 22(5), 903-908. doi> link>
  • Molassiotis A, Russell WB, Hughes J, Breckons M, Lloyd-Williams M, Richardson J, Hulme C, Brearley S, Campbell M, Garrow A, Ryder D. 2014. The Effectiveness of Acupressure for the Control and Management of Chemotherapy-Related Acute and Delayed Nausea: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, vol. 47(1), 12-25. doi> link>
  • Russell M, Roe B, Beech R, Russell W. 2009. Service developments for managing people with long-term conditions using case management approaches, an example from the UK. Int J Integr Care, vol. 9, e02. link> doi> full text>
  • Russell W. 2008. Basic concepts in statistics & epidemiology. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT, vol. 23(2), 174-175. link> doi>
  • Hornby P, Stokes E, Russell W, Cochrane D, Morris J. 2006. A dental workforce review for a Midlands Strategic Health Authority. Br Dent J, vol. 200(10), 575-579. link> doi>
  • Beech R, Russell W, Little R, Sherlow-Jones S. 2004. An evaluation of a multidisciplinary team for intermediate care at home. Int J Integr Care, vol. 4, e02. link> doi> full text>
  • Reeves BC, Harper RA, Russell WB. 2004. Enhanced low vision rehabilitation for people with age related macular degeneration: a randomised controlled trial. Br J Ophthalmol, vol. 88(11), 1443-1449. link> doi>

Other

  • Beech R, Roe B, Russell W, Russell M. 2011. Designing integrated care pathways to facilitate acute hospital discharge: the role of routinely available statistics. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE (vol. 11). link>