Dr Ginny Russell


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Telephone: 01392 726015

Senior Research Fellow (Sociology and Egenis)

Dr Russell initially trained as a researcher at the BBC’s Natural History Unit in Bristol, becoming a television producer/director. In 2002 she joined Egenis at the University of Exeter in a communications role, developing the Centre’s communications strategy, editing the Genomics Network Magazine and programming the British Association’s Science in the City festival in 2004. She has written for various publications including The Times Educational Supplement and freelanced as a reporter for Radio 4’s Natural History Programme and Science in Action on the BBC World Service.

Broad research specialisms

Dr Russell is an interdisciplinary Senior Research Fellow in mental health and developmental disorders both at Egenis and at the medical school. Her research interests encompass diagnosis, autism, ADHD and dyslexia.


  • PhD Epidemiology/ developmental psychology/ sociology
  • MSc Bioinformatics
  • BSc Psychology
  • BA Film