Dr Anell graduated from University of Western Australia in 1981. After graduating, he spent three years in the RAAF and then another two years in rotational training including obstetrics & gynaecology in various hospitals in Perth.
From 1987 to 1992 Dr Anell worked as a country doctor in the Pilbara region, gaining experience in obstetrics, paediatrics, surgery and trauma. In Perth between 1992 and 2011, he practiced family medicine, including menâ€™s health, minor surgery, travel medicine and as a surgical assistant.
Transferring to Sydney in 2011, Dr Anell was involved in a large medical practice, gaining further experience in travel medicine. After returning from Sydney he joined a private family practice in Perth, with specific focus on family medicine, menâ€™s health, travel medicine and skin lesions.
Dr Anell joined the National Health Co-op ANU Clinic in February 2019.