Dr Richard Russell
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow

Dr Richard Russell is currently one of four Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologists working in Yorkhill Childrens Hospital in Glasgow. He is the lead for IBD services. His main research interest is in IBD and he has presented and published widely on this subject. Dr Russell has previously led a national multicentre study investigating the genetics of early onset inflammatory bowel disease in Scotland that resulted in the award of a PhD. The work has now moved forward to form part of an international adult/paediatric genetics consortium with published work in Nature and Nature Genetics. He is a member of the UK and European IBD working groups. Dr Russell is one of two paediatric members of the UK IBD audit group. He is moving forward with establishing both clinical and scientific studies in paediatric IBD within Scotland and beyond.