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Dr Ginny Russell

Dr Ginny Russell

Senior Research Fellow

6015

South Cloisters 

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 the University of Exeter in a communications role, programming the British Association’s Science in the City festival.

She has written for various publications including The Times Educational Supplement and Britain in 2008. She has also freelanced as a reporter for Radio 4’s Natural History Programme and Science in Action on the BBC World Service. She have an interdisciplinary academic background that straddles social science and biomedicine.

Broad research specialisms

Dr Russell is currently a Research fellow both at Egenis in the College of Social Science, and in the Child  Mental Health group at the Medical School. Her research encompasses epidemiology, developmental psychology, health services research and sociology.

Qualifications

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

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Research

Research interests

Dr Russell's research interest is in child and adolescent mental health, most of her work has been on neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly autism and ADHD. She has used secondary data analysis and qualitative methods to examine both causes and outcomes, and effects of diagnosis. She also interested in the function of diagnosis for parents, autistic individuals and other actors. She is currently working on a Wellcome Trust funded project which explores the implications of diagnosis for adults with autism. Dr Russell also supervises and carries out additional studies on autism, dyslexia, ADHD, gender and family structure.

Research projects

Research grants

  • 2015 Wellcome Trust
    small grant
  • 2015 Wellcome Trust
    Exploring diagnosis: autism and the neorodiversity movement
  • 2012 ESRC
    ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative
  • 2008 Medical Research Council
    Studentship

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Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Russell G, Collishaw S, Golding J, Kelly S, Ford T (2015). Changes in diagnosis rates and behavioural traits of autism spectrum disorders over time. British Journal of Psychiatry- Open, 1(2), 110-115. Full text.
Russell G, Rodgers LR, Ukoumunne OC, Ford T (2014). Prevalence of parent-reported ASD and ADHD in the UK: Findings from the millennium cohort study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(1), 31-40. Abstract.  Full text.
Russell G, Ford T, Rosenberg R, Kelly S (2014). The association of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with socioeconomic disadvantage: alternative explanations and evidence. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 55(5), 436-445. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Russell G, Kelly SE, Ford T, Steer C (2012). Diagnosis as a social determinant: the development of prosocial behaviour before and after an autism spectrum diagnosis. Social Science and Medicine, 75(9), 1642-1649. Abstract.
Russell G, Norwich B (2012). Dilemmas, diagnosis and de-stigmatization: parental perspectives on autistic spectrum disorders. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2(17), 229-246.
Russell G, Golding J, Norwich B, Emond J, Ford T, Steer C (2012). Social and behavioural outcomes in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders: a longitudinal cohort study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 7(53), 735-744.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Selina Nath, Ginny Russell, Willem Kuyken, Lamprini Psychogiou, Tamsin Ford, Psychogiou L (In Press). Does father-child conflict mediate the association between fathers' postnatal depressive symptoms and children's adjustment problems at 7 years old?. Psychological Medicine Full text.
Nath S, Russell G, Kyuken W, Ford T, Psychogiou L (In Press). Postnatal paternal depressive symptoms associated with fathers’ subsequent parenting: Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. British Journal of Psychiatry, In press Full text.
Russell G, Ukoumunne O, Ryder D, Golding J, Norwich B (In Press). Predictors of word reading ability in seven year olds: analysis of data from a UK cohort study. Journal of Research in Reading Full text.
Russell AE, Ford T, Williams R, Russell G (In Press). The Association Between Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): a Systematic Review. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev, 47(3), 440-458. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Nath S, Psychogiou L, Kuyken W, Ford T, Ryan E, Russell G (In Press). The prevalence of depressive symptoms among fathers and associated risk factors during the first seven years of their child's life: findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. MBC Public Health Full text.
Gray DP, White E, Russell G (2016). Antidepressant excess Response. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE, 109(6), 219-219. Author URL.
Pereira Gray D, White E, Russell G (2016). Medicalisation in the UK: changing dynamics, but still ongoing. J R Soc Med, 109(1), 7-11. Author URL.
Pereira Gray D, White E, Russell G (2016). Response to Vincenti. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 109(6).
Russell G, Ryder D, Norwich B, Ford T (2015). Behavioural Difficulties That Co-occur with Specific Word Reading Difficulties: a UK Population-Based Cohort Study. Dyslexia, 21(2), 123-141. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Russell G, Collishaw S, Golding J, Kelly S, Ford T (2015). Changes in diagnosis rates and behavioural traits of autism spectrum disorders over time. British Journal of Psychiatry- Open, 1(2), 110-115. Full text.
Nath S, Russell G, Ford T, Kuyken W, Psychogiou L (2015). Postnatal depressive symptoms in fathers and associations with father's parenting: Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE AND INFANT PSYCHOLOGY, 33(3), E8-E9. Author URL.
Russell AE, Ford T, Russell G (2015). Socioeconomic Associations with ADHD: Findings from a Mediation Analysis. PLoS One, 10(6). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Russell G, Miller LL, Ford T, Golding J (2014). Assessing recall in mothers' retrospective reports: concerns over children's speech and language development. J Abnorm Child Psychol, 42(5), 825-830. Abstract.  Author URL.
Russell G (2014). Contextualising Autism Diagnosis. Autism-Open Access, 04(01).
Russell G, Rodgers LR, Ukoumunne OC, Ford T (2014). Prevalence of parent-reported ASD and ADHD in the UK: Findings from the millennium cohort study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(1), 31-40. Abstract.  Full text.
Russell G, Ford T, Rosenberg R, Kelly S (2014). The association of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with socioeconomic disadvantage: alternative explanations and evidence. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 55(5), 436-445. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Russell G, Ford T (2014). The costs and benefits of diagnosis of ADHD: commentary on Holden et al. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health, 8(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Russell G (2013). The Rise and Rise of the Autism Diagnosis. Autism Open access(2).
Russell G, Rodgers LR, Ford T (2013). The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire as a predictor of parent-reported diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. PLOS ONE Full text.
Russell G, Kelly SE, Ford T, Steer C (2012). Diagnosis as a social determinant: the development of prosocial behaviour before and after an autism spectrum diagnosis. Social Science and Medicine, 75(9), 1642-1649. Abstract.
Russell G, Norwich B (2012). Dilemmas, diagnosis and de-stigmatization: parental perspectives on autistic spectrum disorders. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2(17), 229-246.
Russell G, Golding J, Norwich B, Emond J, Ford T, Steer C (2012). Social and behavioural outcomes in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders: a longitudinal cohort study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 7(53), 735-744.
Russell G, Norwich B, Gwernan-Jones RC (2012). When diagnosis is uncertain: Variation in conclusions after psychological assessment of a six year old child. Early Child Development and Care, 1575-1592.
Russell G, Kelly S (2011). Looking beyond risk: a study of lay epidemiology of childhood disorders. Health, Risk and Society, 13(2), 129-145. Abstract.
Russell G, Steer C, Golding J (2011). Social and demographic factors that influence the diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol, 46(12), 1283-1293. Abstract.  Author URL.
Russell G, Kelly S, Golding J (2010). A qualitative analysis of lay beliefs about the aetiology and prevalence of autistic spectrum disorders. Child Care Health Dev, 36(3), 431-436. Abstract.  Author URL.
Russell G, Ford T, Steer C, Golding J (2010). Identification of children with the same level of impairment as children on the autistic spectrum, and analysis of their service use. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 51(6), 643-651. Abstract.  Author URL.

Chapters

Russell G (2016). Early diagnosis of autism: is earlier always better?. In Runswick-Cole K, Mallet R, Timimi S (Eds.) Re-thinking Autism: Diagnosis, identity and equality, London: Jessica Kingsley, 252-268.
Russell G (2013). Co-Occurrence of Developmental Disorders: Children Who Share Symptoms of Autism, Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In  (Ed) Recent Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorders -, Rijeka: Intech, 361-387.
Russell G (2012). Autism Spectrum Disorders. In Cochrane K (Ed) Dyslexia Friendly Schools: Good Practice Guide, Bracknell, UK: British Dyslexia Association, 274-289.
Russell G (2011). Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. In  (Ed) Dyslexia and Co-occuring Difficulties, Bracknell, UK: British Dyslexia Association, 87-101.

Publications by year


In Press

Selina Nath, Ginny Russell, Willem Kuyken, Lamprini Psychogiou, Tamsin Ford, Psychogiou L (In Press). Does father-child conflict mediate the association between fathers' postnatal depressive symptoms and children's adjustment problems at 7 years old?. Psychological Medicine Full text.
Nath S, Russell G, Kyuken W, Ford T, Psychogiou L (In Press). Postnatal paternal depressive symptoms associated with fathers’ subsequent parenting: Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. British Journal of Psychiatry, In press Full text.
Russell G, Ukoumunne O, Ryder D, Golding J, Norwich B (In Press). Predictors of word reading ability in seven year olds: analysis of data from a UK cohort study. Journal of Research in Reading Full text.
Russell AE, Ford T, Williams R, Russell G (In Press). The Association Between Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): a Systematic Review. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev, 47(3), 440-458. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Nath S, Psychogiou L, Kuyken W, Ford T, Ryan E, Russell G (In Press). The prevalence of depressive symptoms among fathers and associated risk factors during the first seven years of their child's life: findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. MBC Public Health Full text.

2016

Gray DP, White E, Russell G (2016). Antidepressant excess Response. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE, 109(6), 219-219. Author URL.
Russell G (2016). Early diagnosis of autism: is earlier always better?. In Runswick-Cole K, Mallet R, Timimi S (Eds.) Re-thinking Autism: Diagnosis, identity and equality, London: Jessica Kingsley, 252-268.
Pereira Gray D, White E, Russell G (2016). Medicalisation in the UK: changing dynamics, but still ongoing. J R Soc Med, 109(1), 7-11. Author URL.
Pereira Gray D, White E, Russell G (2016). Response to Vincenti. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 109(6).

2015

Russell G, Ryder D, Norwich B, Ford T (2015). Behavioural Difficulties That Co-occur with Specific Word Reading Difficulties: a UK Population-Based Cohort Study. Dyslexia, 21(2), 123-141. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Russell G, Collishaw S, Golding J, Kelly S, Ford T (2015). Changes in diagnosis rates and behavioural traits of autism spectrum disorders over time. British Journal of Psychiatry- Open, 1(2), 110-115. Full text.
Nath S, Russell G, Ford T, Kuyken W, Psychogiou L (2015). Postnatal depressive symptoms in fathers and associations with father's parenting: Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE AND INFANT PSYCHOLOGY, 33(3), E8-E9. Author URL.
Russell AE, Ford T, Russell G (2015). Socioeconomic Associations with ADHD: Findings from a Mediation Analysis. PLoS One, 10(6). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2014

Russell G, Miller LL, Ford T, Golding J (2014). Assessing recall in mothers' retrospective reports: concerns over children's speech and language development. J Abnorm Child Psychol, 42(5), 825-830. Abstract.  Author URL.
Russell G (2014). Contextualising Autism Diagnosis. Autism-Open Access, 04(01).
Russell G, Rodgers LR, Ukoumunne OC, Ford T (2014). Prevalence of parent-reported ASD and ADHD in the UK: Findings from the millennium cohort study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(1), 31-40. Abstract.  Full text.
Russell G, Ford T, Rosenberg R, Kelly S (2014). The association of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with socioeconomic disadvantage: alternative explanations and evidence. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 55(5), 436-445. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Russell G, Ford T (2014). The costs and benefits of diagnosis of ADHD: commentary on Holden et al. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health, 8(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2013

Russell G (2013). Co-Occurrence of Developmental Disorders: Children Who Share Symptoms of Autism, Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In  (Ed) Recent Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorders -, Rijeka: Intech, 361-387.
Russell G (2013). The Rise and Rise of the Autism Diagnosis. Autism Open access(2).
Russell G, Rodgers LR, Ford T (2013). The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire as a predictor of parent-reported diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. PLOS ONE Full text.

2012

Russell G (2012). Autism Spectrum Disorders. In Cochrane K (Ed) Dyslexia Friendly Schools: Good Practice Guide, Bracknell, UK: British Dyslexia Association, 274-289.
Russell G, Kelly SE, Ford T, Steer C (2012). Diagnosis as a social determinant: the development of prosocial behaviour before and after an autism spectrum diagnosis. Social Science and Medicine, 75(9), 1642-1649. Abstract.
Russell G, Norwich B (2012). Dilemmas, diagnosis and de-stigmatization: parental perspectives on autistic spectrum disorders. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2(17), 229-246.
Russell G, Golding J, Norwich B, Emond J, Ford T, Steer C (2012). Social and behavioural outcomes in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders: a longitudinal cohort study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 7(53), 735-744.
Russell G, Norwich B, Gwernan-Jones RC (2012). When diagnosis is uncertain: Variation in conclusions after psychological assessment of a six year old child. Early Child Development and Care, 1575-1592.

2011

Russell G (2011). Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. In  (Ed) Dyslexia and Co-occuring Difficulties, Bracknell, UK: British Dyslexia Association, 87-101.
Russell G, Kelly S (2011). Looking beyond risk: a study of lay epidemiology of childhood disorders. Health, Risk and Society, 13(2), 129-145. Abstract.
Russell G, Steer C, Golding J (2011). Social and demographic factors that influence the diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol, 46(12), 1283-1293. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Russell G, Kelly S, Golding J (2010). A qualitative analysis of lay beliefs about the aetiology and prevalence of autistic spectrum disorders. Child Care Health Dev, 36(3), 431-436. Abstract.  Author URL.
Russell G, Ford T, Steer C, Golding J (2010). Identification of children with the same level of impairment as children on the autistic spectrum, and analysis of their service use. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 51(6), 643-651. Abstract.  Author URL.

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