Russell has an MSc in Environmental Analysis and Assessment from Imperial College, London, building on a first degree in Environmental Biology. Since graduating from Imperial in 1999, he has worked as an environmental consultant, primarily specialising in the assessment of radioactivity in the environment from near-surface and deep waste disposal facilities, contaminated land, routine and accidental releases. Russell has led a team of biosphere experts supporting NDA RWM and provides biosphere assessment support to Nagra, SSM and JAEA. He has led the safety assessment modelling for NWMO’s proposed geological disposal facility near the Bruce Site in Canada. Russell has participated as an IAEA expert and delivered training courses in safety assessment both in the UK and internationally. He also manages the development and support of the AMBER compartment modelling code and the PRISM food chain modelling software.