Dr. Jin Russell

Dr. Jin Russell is a Consultant Developmental Paediatrician at Starship Children’s Health and a Community Paediatrician with Planning, Funding, and Outcomes at Waitematā District Health Board. Outside of her clinical work, Jin is working on a Ph.D. with “Growing Up in New Zealand” the country’s largest contemporary longitudinal study of child development. Her research in epidemiology looks at the impact of poverty on children.

With the arrival of Covid-19 in Aotearoa two years ago brought another aspect to Jin‘s public work: thanks to her expertise in paediatric care and epidemiology—and a calm, thoughtful approach to good communication—Jin has become a significant voice in traditional and social media, communicating the needs of children in the nation’s Covid-19 response.

Jin is married to Matheson and they live in Auckland with their two sons. She also serves on the board of Parenting Place.

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