Dani Barrington

I use interactive methods to understand people’s experiences with toilets, menstrual health and hygiene, incontinence, water and rubbish management. My participatory research and teaching focuses on ensuring that everyone has access to the services that they want to use, regardless of their income or the country they call home. I also believe that there is more to well-being than economic development, and that although technology and products play a crucial role, they alone cannot solve all of our water, sanitation and hygiene challenges. I am a Lecturer in the School of Population and Global Health at The University of Western Australia and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, as well as a Visiting Lecturer in Water, Sanitation and Health within the School of Civil Engineering at The University of Leeds and an Honorary Fellow within the School of Public Health at The University of Queensland. I have worked as a practitioner and researcher in several countries, most notably in the South Pacific, South Asia and Eastern/Southern Africa.

Dani Barrington

Words Fail Us: Racism in International Development Publishing

July 30, 2020

Earlier this year, we withdrew from guest editing a special journal issue on failures because the publisher’s practices were...

Dani Barrington

Blunders, Bloopers and Foul-Ups: Sharing Failures in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programs

August 1, 2018

Shit happens. It is known that international development programs don’t always go as planned, and the water, sanitation and...


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