- PhD, University of Stirling (pending)
- MRes Applied Social Research, University of Stirling
- MSc Global Environment, Politics & Society, University of Edinburgh
- BA Hons Criminology and Politics, University of Stirling
- Cultural heritage
- Sustainable development & nature-culture relations
- Communities and political governance
- Joined the Centre for Mountain Studies in February 2022 as a Research Associate
- Previously spent time teaching in social theory and international politics at the University of Stirling
- Completing a PhD and working as a volunteer with Wester Ross UNESCO biosphere
- Experience completing short research and policy projects including on biocultural heritage for the Inherit Institute, on Wellbeing and Sustainable Development for Scotland’s International Development Alliance
- CULTIVATE 2021-2024: Co-creating cultural narratives for sustainable rural development, JPI Cultural Heritage
Russell, Z., (2022) ‘The Isle of Man Biosphere Reserve: An Entire Nation Approach to Sustainable Development’, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1523908X.2022.2099366
Russell, Z., Beattie, L. and Heaney, D. (2021) ‘Spaces of well-being: Social crofting in rural Scotland’, Journal of Rural Studies, 86, pp. 145–154. doi:1016/j.jrurstud.2021.05.007.
- Russell, Z. (2021) ‘Common Sense Discourses of Nature: A Gramscian Analysis of Conservation Designations in the Scottish Highlands’, in Heritage and Environment, 5th Central European Heritage Forum, Krakow, ICC, pp. 47–66.
- Russell, Z. (2021) Biocultural Heritage in the UK: Research Report. Inherit Institute. York Archaeological Trust. Available: https://www.inherit-institute.org/resources