Zinta Harrington

Conjoint Senior Lecturer

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
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Agustí A; Rapsomaniki E; Beasley R; Hughes R; Müllerová H; Papi A; Pavord ID; van den Berge M; Faner R; NOVELTY Study Investigators , 2022, 'Treatable traits in the NOVELTY study.', Respirology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/resp.14325
2022
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
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
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 : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, vol. 17, pp. 2363 - 2372, http://dx.doi.org/10.5664/jcsm.9436
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
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
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
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
2021
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
2020
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
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
2019
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
2018
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
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
2016
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
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
2015
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
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
2014
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
2007
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
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
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
2006
Conference Abstracts
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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
2021
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
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
2020
Conference Papers
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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, Sydney, AUSTRALIA, presented at 31st Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the Australasian-Sleep-Association and the Australasian-Sleep-Technologists-Association (Sleep DownUnder), Sydney, AUSTRALIA, 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
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
2019
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, Boston, MA, pp. A443 - A444, presented at 31st Annual Meeting of the Associated-Professional-Sleep-Societies (APSS), Boston, MA, 03 June 2017 - 07 June 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sleepj/zsx050.1188
2017
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
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
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
2014
Conference Presentations
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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
2014

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