Russell is a Chancellor's Fellow specialising in innovation and entrepreneurship. His research primarily focuses on technology and innovation-driven business models within young growth-oriented ventures. His research has been published in leading outlets such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, and Journal of Business Research.
He primarily teaches New Venture Creation and other topics related to entrepreneurial growth strategies. He has coordinated and delivered teaching provision at undergraduate, postgraduate, and MBA levels, as well as in conjunction with a range of external partners.