Russell has worked in acoustics since completing his degree in Electroacoustics at the University of Salford, initially undertaking research for Celestion Loudspeakers and Philips Electronics and then in commercial consultancy.

In recent years he has served as a director of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) as both Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer. Having completed his term, he remains a member of the ANC Certification Committee, is the Senior Examiner for the ANC Registration Scheme and is a contributing author of the ANC’s Good Practice Guide for schools. He has been a Senior Inspector for Robust Details and the Hon. Secretary of the Institute of Acoustics, sitting on the Executive board and the governing Council and is also a visiting lecturer at London South Bank University on the Environmental and Architectural Acoustics MSc course.