Following his training Dr Ross Russell was appointed as a consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge in 1992. He set up a regional intensive care service but also established the basis of the current respiratory service, establishing a cystic fibrosis team. In 2008 he moved from PICU to concentrate on respiratory work, with research interests in physiology, ethics and teaching. In 2019 he reduced his clinical work, and now works one day a week at Addenbrookes. However, he keeps busy as Director of Studies in Medicine at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and also Chair of the European Board of Paediatrics, the Paediatric section of the UEMS, which is responsible for overseeing training within all medical paediatric specialty groups across Europe. In his spare time he enjoys reading, golf and the company of his three grandchildren.