Dr Rebecca Russell MBChB MA (Cantab) MPH MFPH

Dr Rebecca Russell

Institute of Applied Health Research
Specialist Registrar in Public Health
Co-Lead Applied Public Health Module, POSH Programme

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Rebecca Russell is a Specialist Registrar in Public Health, currently completing a placement with the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Rebecca previously trained as a Psychiatrist and during her time here has previously acted as Speciality Lead in Psychiatry for the MBChB course.

Rebecca currently has a role supporting teaching and assessment development in the POSH and MPH programmes.


  • Membership of the Faculty of Public Health 2020
  • Masters in Public Health, University of Birmingham 2018
  • MBChB (Hons) University of Birmingham 2009
  • BA (Hons) Natural Sciences University of Cambridge 2002


Rebecca initially worked as a psychologist in Birmingham, spending most of her time in addiction or Early Intervention in Psychosis work, before undertaking the graduate entry course in Medicine at Birmingham University. 

After graduating as a doctor, Rebecca completed her foundation training in the West Midlands before starting general psychiatry training. Through this time Rebecca developed a keen interest in medical education and strategic processes, and eventually left training as a registrar to complete Public Health training instead.

Rebecca remains particularly committed to Public Mental Health as well as Medical Education, within her more general Public Health training.


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  • Specialist Registrar in Public Health