Conjoint Senior Lecturer

Dr Zinta Harrington

MB BS, Sydney University

BA, Sydney University

MSc (Health Sciences), Flinders University

FRACP

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Zinta Harrington is a respiratory and sleep physician and head of the department at Liverpool Hospital. She has clinical interests in interstitial lung disease, tuberculosis, indigenous health, motor neuron disease. In the broader context she is also interested in quality improvement  and clinical service delivery with a focus on patient-centred outcomes.

Dr Harrington has worked in diverse locations across the country including Aboriginal controlled health services, remote hospitals and urban tertiary institutions. she has also worked in New Zealand, and had a visiting scientist position at Harvard Medical School. She holds degrees in Medicine, Arts, and  Masters of Health Sciences.

Dr Harrington's current aim is to engage her department in a continuous process of quality improvement with a goal of effective and compassionate patient care, facilitating research that makes a difference to patients, training staff to achieve their full potential and maintaining a workplace that is fun, inclusive and supportive.

  • Journal articles | 2022
    Agustí A; Rapsomaniki E; Beasley R; Hughes R; Müllerová H; Papi A; Pavord ID; van den Berge M; Faner R; Benhabib G; Ruiz XB; del Olmo R; Lisanti RE; Marino G; Mattarucco W; Nogueira J; Parody M; Pascale P; Rodriguez P; Silva D; Svetliza G; Victorio CF; Rolon RW; Yañez A; Anderson G; Baines S; Bowler S; Bremner P; Bull S; Carroll P; Chaalan M; Farah C; Hammerschlag G; Hancock K; Harrington Z; Katsoulotos G; Kim J; Langton D; Lee D; Peters M; Prassad L; Reddel H; Sajkov D; Santiago F; Simpson FG; Tai S; Thomas P; Wark P; Cançado JED; Cunha T; Lima M; Pinto Cardoso A; Rabahi M; Anees S; Bertley J; Bell A; Cheema A; Chouinard G; Csanadi M; Dhar A; Dhillon R; FitzGerald JM; Kanawaty D; Kelly A; Killorn W; Landry D; Luton R; Mandhane P; McIvor A; Pek B; Petrella R; Sadatsafavi M; Stollery D; Chen M; Chen Y; Gu W; Hui KMC; Li M; Li S; Lijun M; Qin G; Song W; Tan W; Tang Y; Wang C; Wang T; Wen F; Wu F; Xiang PC; Xiao Z; Xiong S; Yang J; Yang J; Zhang C; Zhang M; Zhang P; Zhang W; Zheng X; Zhu D; Grimaldos FB, 2022, 'Treatable traits in the NOVELTY study', Respirology, vol. 27, pp. 929 - 940, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/resp.14325
    Journal articles | 2022
    Golam SM; Janson C; Beasley R; FitzGerald JM; Harrison T; Chipps B; Hughes R; Müllerová H; Olaguibel JM; Rapsomaniki E; Reddel HK; Sadatsafavi M; Benhabib G; Mandhane P; Ruiz XB; McIvor A; Olmo RD; Pek B; Lisanti RE; Petrella R; Marino G; Stollery D; Mattarucco W; Chen M; Nogueira J; Chen Y; Parody M; Gu W; Pascale P; Hui KMC; Rodriguez P; Li M; Silva D; Li S; Svetliza G; Ma L; Victorio CF; Qin G; Rolon RW; Song W; Yañez A; Tan W; Baines S; Tang Y; Bowler S; Wang C; Bremner P; Wang T; Bull S; Wen F; Carroll P; Wu F; Chaalan M; Xiang PC; Farah C; Xiao Z; Hammerschlag G; Xiong S; Hancock K; Yang J; Harrington Z; Yang J; Katsoulotos G; Zhang C; Kim J; Zhang M; Langton D; Zhang P; Lee D; Zhang W; Peters M; Zheng X; Prassad L; Zhu D; Reddel H; Bolivar Grimaldos F; Sajkov D; Arboleda AC; Santiago F; Bueno CM; Simpson FG; Molina de Salazar D; Tai S; Bendstrup E; Thomas P; Hilberg O; Wark P; Kjellerup C; Cançado JED; Weinreich U; Cunha T; Bonniaud P; Lima M; Brun O; Cardoso AP; Burgel PR; Rabahi M; Chouaid C; Anees S; Couturaud F, 2022, 'The burden of mild asthma: Clinical burden and healthcare resource utilisation in the NOVELTY study', Respiratory Medicine, vol. 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2022.106863
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hughes R; Rapsomaniki E; Janson C; Keen C; Make BJ; Burgel P-R; Tomaszewski EL; Müllerová H; Reddel HK; NOVELTY study investigators , 2022, 'Frequent productive cough: Symptom burden and future exacerbation risk among patients with asthma and/or COPD in the NOVELTY study.', Respir Med, vol. 200, pp. 106921, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2022.106921
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chapman JL; Hoyos CM; Killick R; Sutherland K; Cistulli PA; Zwar N; Yee BJ; Marks G; Grunstein RR; Wong KKH; Siebers A; Dungan G; Dennis S; Rofail LM; Vedam H; Buchanan P; Harrington Z; Lee R; Chan ASL; Williams M; Andrew NG; Wong E, 2021, 'Development and validation of a model for diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea in primary care', Respirology, vol. 26, pp. 989 - 996, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/resp.14122
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chou MSH; Ting NCH; El-Turk N; Harrington Z; Dobler CC, 2021, 'Treatment burden experienced by patients with obstructive sleep apnoea using continuous positive airway pressure therapy', PLoS ONE, vol. 16, pp. e0252915, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0252915
    Journal articles | 2021
    Elliott R; Chawla A; Wormleaton N; Harrington Z, 2021, 'Short-term physical health effects of sleep disruptions attributed to the acute hospital environment: a systematic review', Sleep Health, vol. 7, pp. 508 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2021.03.001
    Journal articles | 2021
    Phua CS; Ng A; Brooks C; Harrington Z; Vedam H; Huynh T; Seccombe D; Aouad P; Cordato D, 2021, 'Prevalence and factors associated with advanced care directives in a motor neuron disease multidisciplinary clinic in Australia', Postgraduate Medical Journal, vol. 97, pp. 566 - 570, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/postgradmedj-2020-138184
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sharma A; Hofmeyr A; Bansal A; Thakkar D; Lam L; Harrington Z; Bhonagiri D, 2021, 'COVID-19 associated pulmonary aspergillosis (CAPA): An Australian case report', Medical Mycology Case Reports, vol. 31, pp. 6 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mmcr.2020.06.002
    Journal articles | 2021
    Upham JW; Le Lievre C; Jackson DJ; Masoli M; Wechsler ME; Price DB; Mansur A; Detoraki A; Altraja A; James A; Nanzer-Kelly A; Côté A; Menzies-Gow A; Papaioannou A; Cheffins AM; Bourdin A; Mahboub B; Lipworth B; Celis-Preciado CA; Torres-Duque C; Bucca C; Porsbjerg C; Ulrik C; Corrigan C; Taube C; Farah C; Katelaris C; Langton D; Ryan D; Larenas-Linnemann D; Zervas E; Heffler E; Hoyte F; Puggioni F; Christoff G; Canonica GW; Carpagnano GE; Guida G; Katsoulotos G; Brusselle G; Rupani H; Jersmann H; Clifton I; Dhariwal J; Fingleton J; Duke J; Rimmer J; Douglass J; Fonseca J; van Boven J; Corless J; Harrington J; Maspero J; Miguel JL; Pipatvech K; Kenny K; Chapman K; Kostikas K; Lehtimäki L; Chung LP; Heaney L; Hang LW; Boulet LP; Perez-de-Llano L; Ricciardi L; Idrees M; Milanese M; Conte ME; Costantino MT; Siyue MK; Fitzgerald M; Hew M; Peters M; Tsai MJ; Patel M; Khan MH; Sadatsafavi M; Al-Ahmad M; Yacoub MR; De Gennaro M; Radhakrishna N; Hanania NA; Papadopoulos N; Lugogo N; Linaker N; Crimi N; Dennison P; Nair P; Mitchell PD; O'Byrne P; Pfeffer P; Kauppi P; Hughes P; Middleton P; Wark P; Bardin P; Fu PK; Akuthota P; Chaudhuri R; Campos R, 2021, 'Defining a Severe Asthma Super-Responder: Findings from a Delphi Process', Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, vol. 9, pp. 3997 - 4004, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2021.06.041
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wanberg LJ; Rottapel RE; Reid ML; Bertisch SM; Bron M; Kapur VK; Bujanover S; Harrington Z; Bakker JP; Javaheri S; Hanson M; Figetakis K; Page K; Hanes S; Villa KF; Redline S, 2021, 'Prevalence of sleepiness and associations with quality of life in patients with sleep apnea in an online cohort', Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, vol. 17, pp. 2363 - 2372, http://dx.doi.org/10.5664/jcsm.9436
    Journal articles | 2020
    Harrington Z, 2020, 'Is bronchoscopy essential for pulmonary infections in patients with haematological malignancies?', Breathe, vol. 16, pp. 1 - 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1183/20734735.0268-2020
    Journal articles | 2019
    Rottapel R; Reid M; Bertisch S; Bron M; Kapur VK; Bujanover S; Harrington Z; Bakker JP; Hanson M; Figetakis K; Page K; Hanes S; Villa KF; Redline S, 2019, '0487 Prevalence and Morbidity of Sleepiness in an Online Sleep Apnea Patient Cohort', Sleep, vol. 42, pp. A195 - A195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsz067.485
    Journal articles | 2019
    Rottapel R; Reid M; Bertisch S; Bron M; Kapur VK; Bujanover S; Harrington Z; Bakker JP; Hanson M; Figetakis K; Page K; Hanes S; Villa KF; Redline S, 2019, 'Prevalence and morbidity of sleepiness among sleep apnea patients in an online cohort', Sleep Medicine, vol. 64, pp. S328 - S329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2019.11.919
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kapur VK; Johnston JC; Rueschman M; Bakker JP; Donovan LM; Hanson M; Harrington Z; Weng J; Redline S, 2018, 'Patient satisfaction with sleep study experience: Findings from the Sleep Apnea Patient-Centered Outcomes Network', Sleep, vol. 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsy093
    Journal articles | 2016
    Pathak V; Harrington Z; Dobler CC, 2016, 'Attitudes towards preventive tuberculosis treatment among hospital staff', PeerJ, vol. 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1738
    Journal articles | 2016
    Redline S; Baker-Goodwin S; Bakker JP; Epstein M; Hanes S; Hanson M; Harrington Z; Johnston JC; Kapur VK; Keepnews D; Kontos E; Lowe A; Owens J; Page K; Rothstein N, 2016, 'Patient partnerships transforming sleep medicine research and clinical care: Perspectives from the Sleep Apnea Patient-Centered Outcomes Network', Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, vol. 12, pp. 1053 - 1058, http://dx.doi.org/10.5664/jcsm.5948
    Journal articles | 2015
    Khandkar C; Harrington Z; Jelfs PJ; Sintchenko V; Dobler CC, 2015, 'Epidemiology of peripheral lymph node tuberculosis and genotyping of M. tuberculosis strains: A case-control study', PLoS ONE, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0132400
    Journal articles | 2015
    Maw M; Harvey M; Harrington Z; Baraket M; Montgomery R; Williamson J, 2015, 'Endobronchial deposits of chronic lymphocytic leukemia - an unusual cause of central airway obstruction', Respirology Case Reports, vol. 3, pp. 41 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rcr2.96
    Journal articles | 2014
    Bryant PA; Smyth GK; Gooding T; Oshlack A; Harrington Z; Currie B; Carapetis JR; Robins-Browne R; Curtis N, 2014, 'Susceptibility to acute rheumatic fever based on differential expression of genes involved in cytotoxicity, chemotaxis, and apoptosis.', Infect Immun, vol. 82, pp. 753 - 761, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/IAI.01152-13
    Journal articles | 2014
    Mahasneh T; Harrington Z; Williamson J; Alkhawaja D; Duflou J; Shin JS, 2014, 'Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma complicated by invasive pulmonary aspergillosis: A rare presentation', Respirology Case Reports, vol. 2, pp. 67 - 69, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rcr2.51
    Journal articles | 2007
    Harrington Z; Barnes DJ, 2007, 'One drug or two? Step-down therapy after i.v. antibiotics for community-acquired pneumonia.', Intern Med J, vol. 37, pp. 767 - 771, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2007.01497.x
    Journal articles | 2006
    Harrington Z; Thomas DP; Currie BJ; Bulkanhawuy J, 2006, 'Challenging perceptions of non-compliance with rheumatic fever prophylaxis in a remote Aboriginal community.', Med J Aust, vol. 184, pp. 514 - 517, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00347.x
    Journal articles | 2006
    Harrington Z; Visvanathan K; Skinner NA; Curtis N; Currie BJ; Carapetis JR, 2006, 'B-cell antigen D8/17 is a marker of rheumatic fever susceptibility in Aboriginal Australians and can be tested in remote settings.', Med J Aust, vol. 184, pp. 507 - 510, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00345.x
    Journal articles | 2006
    Yang LPH; Eriksson BKG; Harrington Z; Curtis N; Lang S; Currie BJ; Fraser JD; Proft T, 2006, 'Variations in the protective immune response against streptococcal superantigens in populations of different ethnicity.', Med Microbiol Immunol, vol. 195, pp. 37 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00430-005-0245-6
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Myooran J; Dabholkar S; Descallar J; Harrington Z, 2022, 'Adverse events associated with inpatient intercostal chest catheter insertion', in RESPIROLOGY, WILEY, pp. 155 - 155, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000769654800250&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Dabholkar S; Malalasekera A; Vinod S; Bray V; Harrington Z; Collett P; Descallar J; Williamson J, 2021, 'EVALUATION OF A RAPID ASSESSMENT CLINIC FOR LUNG MALIGNANCY', in RESPIROLOGY, WILEY, Vol. 26, pp. 50 - 50, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000644657800092&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Dabholkar S; Malalasekera A; Vinod S; Bray V; Harrington Z; Collett P; Descallar J; Williamson J, 2020, 'EVALUATION OF A RAPID ASSESSMENT CLINIC FOR LUNG MALIGNANCY', in RESPIROLOGY, WILEY, Vol. 25, pp. 173 - 173, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000538684200335&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Ghosh S; Dronavalli M; Harrington Z, 2020, 'EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF TALC PLEURODESIS: A SINGLE TERTIARY CENTRE 5 YEAR CASE SERIES', in RESPIROLOGY, WILEY, Vol. 25, pp. 159 - 159, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000538684200307&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Chawla A; Wormleaton N; Elliott R; Harrington Z, 2019, 'Short term impacts of in-hospital sleep disruption on adult patients' health: A systematic review', in JOURNAL OF SLEEP RESEARCH, WILEY, AUSTRALIA, Sydney, presented at 31st Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the Australasian-Sleep-Association and the Australasian-Sleep-Technologists-Association (Sleep DownUnder), AUSTRALIA, Sydney, 16 October 2019 - 19 October 2019, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000489047200087&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Ghosh S; Harrington Z; Williamson J; Dronavalli M, 2019, 'EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF TALC PLEURODESIS: A SINGLE TERTIARY CENTRE 5 YEAR CASE SERIES', in RESPIROLOGY, WILEY, pp. 223 - 223, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000531157100532&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Harrington Z; Bakker JP; Wright A; Baker-Goodwin S; Page K; Rueschman M; Redline S, 2017, 'QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS COMPARED WITH NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING OF A PATIENT FORUM FOR IDENTIFYING PATIENT CENTERED OUTCOMES IN SLEEP APNEA', in SLEEP, OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, MA, Boston, pp. A443 - A444, presented at 31st Annual Meeting of the Associated-Professional-Sleep-Societies (APSS), MA, Boston, 03 June 2017 - 07 June 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sleepj/zsx050.1188
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Khandkar C; Harrington Z; Dobler C, 2014, 'RISK FACTORS FOR PERIPHERAL LYMPH NODE AND PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS: A COMPARATIVE CASE-CONTROL STUDY', Vol. 19, pp. 126 - 126, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000333238100333&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Myat T; Meggit E; Phillips C; Buchannan P; Baraket M; Harrington Z; Williamson J, 2014, 'CLINICAL EXAMINATION DOES NOT RELIABLY DETERMINE SAFE SITE FOR THORACENTESIS', in RESPIROLOGY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. 72 - 72, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000333238100182&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Nadeem KM; Wainwright C; Tighe C; Harrington Z; Taylor B; Collett P, 2014, 'TARGETO2 PATHWAY FOR OXYGEN TREATMENT IN PATIENTS WITH COPD AND ACUTE BREATHLESSNESS', in RESPIROLOGY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. 118 - 118, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000333238100313&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Pathak V; Harrington Z; Dobler C, 2014, 'ATTITUDES TOWARDS TREATMENT OF LATENT TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION AMONG HOSPITAL STAFF', in RESPIROLOGY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. 31 - 31, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000333238100077&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Respiratory Sleep and Environmental Health Research Group, Research Seed Fund 2017 $15,000

Dr Harrington is currently involved in clinical trials in the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine relating to airways disease and retrospective studies and audits relating to tuberculosis management.

She has a small number of publications in the topics of respiratory infections, rheumatic heart disease and sleep medicine.

Her current research plan is to evaluate interventions to improve sleep quality for inpatients and interventions to reduce frailty in inpatients.