Russell has been at NTU since 2015 and is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology. His research examines the way in which statistical information affects the acquisition and processing of language and how these factors impact task performance. Russell is the Undergraduate workshop leader for both Statistics and Professional Practice and teaches on a number of other modules including Research Methods and Analytical Thinking. He is a member of the Language, Literacy, and Psycholinguistics Research Group as well as a member of the TILT Academic Integrity Group.
Russell obtained his BSc (Hons) in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University in 2015 and completed his PhD entitled 'Examining the impact of co-occurrence frequency and diversity in statistical learning accounts of language processing' in 2020. He was employed as an Hourly Paid Lecturer at NTU in 2015 before moving to the University of Leicester in 2018 and returning to NTU as a Lecturer in 2019.