Dani J Barrington

Lecturer in Water, Sanitation and Health, University of Leeds

I work on water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) in low resource contexts. I am passionate about using participatory research methods to work at the nexus of technology and society, particularly investigating how appropriate WaSH technologies, programmes and policy can improve health and well-being outcomes.

As a Lecturer in Water, Sanitation and Health I teach into our Master of WASH Engineering course, supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students and conduct research. I believe that the role of academics includes engaging with the public around our work, so I am also very active in outreach in the form of advocacy through social and traditional media. Hear me 'talking crap'​ here: https://soundcloud.com/drmaggiehardy/wash-interview-with-dr-dani-barrington?in=drmaggiehardy/sets/drmaggiehardy-612cc

In my "free time" I'm Editor in Chief at Engineers Without Borders Australia's Journal of Humanitarian Engineering and a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Practical Action's journal Waterlines. I have a PhD in Environmental Systems Engineering, and an undergraduate background in Environmental Systems Engineering, Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Lecturer / Honorary Fellow, The University of Queensland
  • 2017–present
    Lecturer, University of Leeds
  • 2017–2017
    Research Fellow, Cranfield University
  • 2013–2016
    Research Fellow, Monash University / International WaterCentre
  • 2012–2013
    Research Associate in Environmental Engineering, The University of Western Australia
  • 2012–2013
    Research Associate in Environmental Engineering, Murdoch University
  • 2011–2012
    WASH Engineer, Nepal Water for Health

Education

  • 2012 
    The University of Western Australia, Ph.D.
  • 2007 
    The University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
  • 2007 
    The University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Science

Publications

  • 2017
    Sanitation marketing: A systematic review and theoretical critique using the capability approach, Social Science and Medicine
  • 2017
    Engaging rural Australian communities in National Science Week helps increase visibility for women researchers. , Royal Society Open Science
  • 2017
    Temporal and thematic trends in water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) research in Pacific Island Countries: A systematic review, Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
  • 2017
    A transdisciplinary approach to managing emerging and resurging mosquito-borne diseases in the Western Pacific Region, Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases
  • 2017
    Markets and marketing research on poverty and its alleviation: summarizing an evolving logic toward human capabilities, well-being goals, and transformation, Marketing Theory
  • 2016
    Inadequate WaSH in the South Pacific: how might it be impacting children?, Reviews on Environmental Health
  • 2016
    Development of toxicological risk assessment models for acute and chronic exposure to pollutants, Toxins
  • 2016
    Improving community health through marketing exchanges: insights from a Participatory Action Research study on water, sanitation, and hygiene in three Melanesian countries, Social Science and Medicine
  • 2016
    Addressing water, sanitation and hygiene challenges in Pacific Island Countries: A participatory systems mapping approach to empower informal settlement community action, Habitat International
  • 2015
    Redefining social marketing: beyond behavioural change, Journal of Social Marketing
  • 2014
    Learning by design : Lessons from a baseline study in the NAMWASH Small Towns Programme, Mozambique, Waterlines
  • 2014
    Towards zero liquid discharge: The use of water auditing to identify water conservation measures, Journal of Cleaner Production
  • 2014
    Development of a new risk-based framework to guide investment in water quality monitoring, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
  • 2013
    More resources need to be committed to the provision of safe water sources and sanitation in Papua New Guinea, PNG Medical Journal
  • 2013
    Cyanobacterial and cyanotoxin dynamics following the application of hydrogen peroxide to waste stabilization ponds, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
  • 2013
    The use of hydrogen peroxide to remove cyanobacteria and microcystins from waste stabilization ponds and hypereutrophic systems, Ecological Engineering
  • 2013
    The role of water auditing in achieving water conservation in the process industry, Journal of Cleaner Production
  • 2013
    Water safety planning: Adapting the existing approach to community managed systems in rural Nepal, Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
  • 2012
    Social and environmental justice for communities of the Mekong River, International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice and Peace
  • 2012
    Acute toxicological response of Daphnia and Moina to hydrogen peroxide, Journal of Environmental Engineering
  • 2011
    Environmental factors and the application of hydrogen peroxide for the removal of toxic cyanobacteria from waste stabilization ponds, Journal of Environmental Engineering
  • 2008
    Application of hydrogen peroxide for the removal of toxic cyanobacteria and other phytoplankton from wastewater, Environmental Science and Technology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Health and hygiene improvements to enhance indigenous education opportunities: A health science partnership between Leeds University UK, Johns Hopkins University USA, and The University of Queensland
    Role:
    Primary Collaborator
    Funding Source:
    UQ Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme
  • 2016
    The Last Taboo: Menstrual Management in the South Pacific
    Role:
    Expert Panel Member
    Funding Source:
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • 2013
    Water Supply Sustainability through Integrated Water Management
    Role:
    Academic Coordinator
    Funding Source:
    AusAID Australian Leadership Award Fellowship
  • 2013
    Water and sanitation markets in the Pacific: Understanding demand and fostering sustainable WASH marketplaces
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    AusAID Australian Development Research Awards Scheme
  • 2012
    The cyanobacteria risk assessment and monitoring program project
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Water Corporation Collaborative Research Project
  • 2010
    Engineering education for social and environmental justice
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Learning and Teaching Council Grant