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Prof Russell Chess-Williams


Level 4, Building 5, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine

Centre for Urology Research

Professional biography

  • 2011-2012 - Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University.
  • 2007-2011 - Head of Biomedical Science Department, Bond University, Australia.
  • 1990-2006 - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield, UK
  • 1989-90 - Squibb Senior Research Fellow, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Liverpool, UK
  • 1985-1989 - Bristol-Myers Lecturer in Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Liverpool, UK
  • 1983-1985 - Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Departments of Cardiology, Welsh National School of Medicine, and Pharmacology, Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff, UK

Research interests

Laboratory studies to enhance our knowledge of the lower urinary tract, with the aim of developing new treatments, or enhancing current treatments of the following conditions:

  • Overactive bladder
  • Cancers of the lower urinary tract
  • Stress incontinence
  • Ureteral stones
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Erectile dysfunction

Teaching expertise

Undergraduate Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Biomedical, Neuroscience, Nursing, Physiology & Pharmacology students at a number of Universities. Supervised 12 PhD students, 3 MSc students and 4 research registrars to (MD), supervised >30 Honours projects

Teaching awards

  • 2010 Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Certificate of Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision
  • 2008 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for innovative contributions to student learning

Professional admissions

  • Fellow, British Pharmacological Society
  • European Association of Urology
  • International Incontinence Society
  • Urological Research Society
  • Australian Society of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology & Toxicology


  • Pharmacology, PhD, University of Wales, Award Date: 29 Jan 1984

Fields of Research

  • Clinical sciences

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