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Mr Edward Russell

Research School of Management

Position: Senior Lecturer & Deputy Director of (Engagement)
Email: edward.russell@anu.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 612 59828
Office: Room 1058, PAP Moran Bld (26B)

Mr Edward Russell


Bachelor of Arts (University of Western Australia)

Master of Business Administration (ANU)

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (ANU)


Ed Russell joined the ANU in 1997 as Director of the MBA Program after a career at the highest levels of the civil service. In 2004 he established ANU's joint program with Tsinghua University in Beijing and has served as its convener since that time. He teaches two or three courses per year at Tsinghua University.

He has taught a wide range of MBA courses over the last twenty years. He was the Education lead in the Research School of Management from 2010 to 2015, and Interim Director of the School in 2015/2016. He has served on the ANU's Academic Board and Graduate Degrees Committee. In 2011 he sought the opportunity to also teach at the undergraduate level; his subjects have included Strategy, Technology and Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Strategic Management of Information Technology, Leadership, Business Ethics and Management, Managing People and Organisations and Business Decision Making.

Ed has been an active consultant and executive educator for over two decades in strategy, change management and program evaluation. His clients have come from government and the private sector in Australia and abroad. His current research is focused on the modern measurement theory and its application to higher education, including Evidence-Based Assessment.

In the first half of the 1990s Ed was the Senior Policy Adviser and Chief of Staff to Australia's Health Minister at the National level and worked to support the adoption of Evidence-Based Medicine in Australia and the funding of the Australian Cochrane group. Over the last five years he has supported the adoption of its derivatives, "Evidence-Based Management" and "Evidence-Based Practice" in the Research School of Management. These evidence-based approaches are a fresh and important enhancement to effective business decision making.

His current research is focused on innovative approaches to authentic assessment using advanced data analytical techniques.


  • Business & business administration
  • International business
  • Management
  • Project management

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