Inside Story

Current affairs & culture from Australia and beyond

Author

Lesley Russell

Lesley Russell is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney. She was the inaugural Menzies Foundation Fellow at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and a Research Associate at the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Prior to that, she was a health policy adviser to the federal Labor Party. She worked for seven years as health policy adviser on the Energy and Commerce Committee in the US House of Representatives, and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a Senior Adviser to the US surgeon-general.