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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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Associate Professor , University of Ottawa


Research area keywords

  • 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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