Dani J Barrington

Lecturer in Water, Sanitation and Health, University of Leeds

I work in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in low resource contexts. I am passionate about working at the nexus of technology and society, particularly investigating how appropriate technologies, community-led programs and public policy can improve health and well-being outcomes by increasing sustainable access and use of adequate water resources, sanitation and hygiene facilities and services.

Hear me 'talking crap'​ here: https://soundcloud.com/drmaggiehardy/wash-interview-with-dr-dani-barrington?in=drmaggiehardy/sets/drmaggiehardy-612cc

I have a PhD in Environmental Systems Engineering, and an undergraduate background in Environmental Systems Engineering, Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry.

In my "free time" I'm also Editor in Chief at Engineers Without Borders Australia's Journal of Humanitarian Engineering, a Global Advisor to the Menstrual Hygiene Day Secretariat, and a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Practical Action's journal Waterlines.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Lecturer, University of Leeds
  • 2015–present
    Lecturer / Honorary Fellow, The University of Queensland
  • 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
    Engaging rural Australian communities in National Science Week helps increase visibility for women researchers. , Royal Society Open Science
  • 2017
    Sanitation marketing: A systematic review and theoretical critique using the capability approach, Social Science and Medicine
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2016
    Inadequate WaSH in the South Pacific: how might it be impacting children?, Reviews on Environmental Health
  • 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
    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
    More resources need to be committed to the provision of safe water sources and sanitation in Papua New Guinea, PNG Medical Journal
  • 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