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Grant Russell is a primary care clinician and health services researcher. He is the Professor of Primary Care Research and Director of the Southern Academic Primary Care Research Unit (SAPCRU) within the Department of General Practice at Monash University.

He is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and completed GP training with the Familiy Medicine Program in 1989. he subsequently worked as a GP in Perth, setting up a small, independent general practice with colleagues prior to leaving for Canada in 2005 to work as an academic family physician and clinician investigator at the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

His research program is directed towards understanding and measuring the impact of primary care reform on patients, clinicians and general practices. He has been responsible for over 100 peer reviewed publications and over $8,000,000 of research funding as a principal investigator. While in Canada he received a President's Award from the North American Primaty Care Research Group for leadership in several national investigations of research capacity in primary care.

External positions

Associate Professor , University of Ottawa



  • Canadian Health Care
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Planning/Policy
  • Health Services Delivery
  • Primary Care
  • Primary health care
  • Research Capacity Development
  • Refugee Health

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Projects 2010 3013

Research Output 1998 2019

Effectiveness of quality incentive payments in general practice (EQuIP-GP) (Protocol): A study protocol for a cluster-randomised trial of an outcomes-based funding model in Australian general practice to improve patient care

Peterson, G. M., Russell, G., Radford, J. G., Zwar, N., Mazza, D., Eckermann, S., Mullan, J., Batterham, M. J., Hammond, A. & Bonney, A., 29 Jul 2019, In : BMC Health Services Research. 19, 1, 14 p., 529.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Perspectives of people with multiple chronic conditions and complex needs about person-centred care: a qualitative study of an integrated care program

Peart, A., Barton, C., Gascard, D., Lewis, V., White, J. & Russell, G., 2019, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 25, 3, p. xli-xlii 2 p., 64.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractOtherpeer-review

Open Access

The OPTIMISE project: Protocol for a mixed methods, pragmatic, quasi-experimental trial to improve primary care delivery to refugees in Australia (Protocol)

Russell, G., Gunatillaka, N., Lewis, V., Cheng, I. H., Enticott, J., Marsh, G., Vasi, S., Advocat, J., Song, H., Saito, S., Casey, S., Smith, M. & Harris, M., 19 Jun 2019, In : BMC Health Services Research. 19, 1, 12 p., 396.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access


2014 Highly Commended, Sir Richard Stawell Prize from the Medical Journal of Australia

Grant Russell (Recipient), 1 Jun 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

AAAPC North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Prize

Grant Russell (Recipient), 1 Sep 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Outstanding Research Article Award for 2013

Grant Russell (Recipient), 1 Jun 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)