Doctor Chris Derry

Doctor Chris Derry

Senior Lecturer,
Science

Casual Research Supervisor - Nutrient removal perf,
Professional Team, School of Science

Adjunct Fellow,
Dean's Unit, School of Science

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Western Sydney
  • MSc University of Cape Town
  • BSc University of Cape Town
  • DipTertEd University of Cape Town
  • BSc University of South Africa
  • DipInspMeatFoods Royal Society of Health (London)
  • DipPubHlthInsp Royal Society of Health (London)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Science
  • Professional Team, School of Science
  • Dean's Unit, School of Science

Contact

Email: C.Derry@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4570 1731
Mobile:
Location: M15.G.13
HawkesburyHawkesbury

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Huda, S., Hind-Lanoiselet, T., Derry, C., Murray, G. and Spooner-Hart, R. (2007), 'Examples of coping strategies with agrometeorological risks and uncertainties for integrated pest management', Managing weather and climate risks in agriculture, Springer 9783540727446.

Journal Articles

  • Attwater, R. and Derry, C. (2017), 'Achieving resilience through water recycling in peri-urban agriculture', Water, vol 9, no 3 .
  • Macnamara, J. and Derry, C. (2017), 'Pollution removal performance of laboratory simulations of Sydney's street stormwater biofilters', Water, vol 9, no 11 .
  • Attwater, R., Anderson, L. and Derry, C. (2016), 'Agricultural risk management of a peri-urban water recycling scheme to meet mixed land-use needs', Agricultural Water Management, vol 176 , pp 266 - 269.
  • Whiteley, G., Derry, C. and Glasbey, T. (2015), 'Failure analysis in the identification of synergies between cleaning monitoring methods', American Journal of Infection Control, vol 43, no 2 , pp 147 - 153.
  • Whiteley, G., Derry, C. and Glasbey, T. (2015), 'Sampling plans for use of rapid adenosine triphosphate (ATP) monitoring must overcome variability or suffer statistical invalidity', Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol 36, no 2 , pp 236 - 237.
  • Whiteley, G., Derry, C., Glasbey, T. and Fahey, P. (2015), 'The perennial problem of variability in adenosine triphosphate (ATP) tests for hygiene monitoring within healthcare settings', Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol 36, no 6 , pp 658 - 663.
  • Derry, C. and Maheshwari, B. (2015), 'Wastewater treatment by a modular, domestic-scale reedbed system for safe horticultural irrigation', Science of the Total Environment, vol 537 , pp 243 - 249.
  • Whiteley, G., Knight, J., Derry, C., Jensen, S., Vickery, K. and Gosbell, I. (2015), 'A pilot study into locating the bad bugs in a busy intensive care unit', American Journal of Infection Control, vol 43, no 12 , pp 1270 - 1275.
  • Derry, C. and Attwater, R. (2014), 'Regrowth of enterococci indicator in an open recycled-water impoundment', Science of the Total Environment, vol 468-469 , pp 63 - 67.
  • Whiteley, G., Derry, C. and Glasbey, T. (2013), 'Reliability testing for portable adenosine triphosphate bioluminometers', Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol 34, no 5 , pp 538 - 540.
  • Whiteley, G., Derry, C. and Glasbey, T. (2012), 'The comparative performance of three brands of portable ATP-bioluminometer intended for use in hospital infection control', Healthcare Infection, vol 17, no 3 , pp 91 - 97.
  • Derry, C. (2011), 'Considerations in establishing a health risk management system for effluent irrigation in modern agriculture', Israel Journal of Plant Sciences, vol 59, no 2-4 , pp 125 - 137.
  • Aiken, J., Derry, C. and Attwater, R. (2010), 'Impact of Improved Recycled Water Quality on a Sydney Irrigation Scheme', Water, vol 37, no 4 , pp 86 - 90.
  • Derry, C., Attwater, R. and Booth, S. (2006), 'Rapid health-risk assessment of effluent irrigation on an Australian university campus', International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, vol 209, no 2 , pp 159 - 171.
  • Attwater, R., Aiken, J., Beveridge, G., Derry, C., Shams, R., Booth, S. and Stewart, J. (2006), 'An adaptive systems toolkit for managing the Hawkesbury Water Recycling Scheme', Desalination, vol 188, no 1-3 , pp 21 - 30.
  • Derry, C. and Attwater, R. (2006), 'Risk perception relating to effluent reuse on a university campus', Water, vol 33, no 5 , pp 57 - 62.
  • Attwater, R. and Derry, C. (2005), 'Engaging communities of practice for risk communication in the Hawkesbury Water Recycling Scheme', Action Research, vol 3, no 2 , pp 193 - 209.
  • Derry, C., Booth, S. and Attwater, R. (2003), 'A risk management approach to sustainable water reuse', Environmental Health, vol 3, no 1 , pp 78 - 86.
  • Derry, C. and Rajvant, N. (2003), 'An environmental health audit of high voltage power transmission lines in a residential suburb', Environmental Health Focus, vol 1, no 2 , pp 54 - 63.
  • Booth, S., Attwater, R., Derry, C. and Simmons, B. (2003), 'The Hawkesbury Water Reuse Scheme', Water, , pp 28 - 30.
  • Derry, C. and Luyt, A. (2002), 'Hygiene Indicator Profiling in the Objective Evaluation of Health Education in Food Industry Risk Management', Environmental Health, vol 2, no 1 , pp 43 - 53.

Conference Papers

  • Attwater, R., Aiken, J. and Derry, C. (2007), 'Diversity and decentralisation for water cycle management : reflections from the Hawkesbury Water Recycling Scheme', Water Reuse and Recycling 2007, Sydney.
  • Huda, S., Hind-Lanoiselet, T., Derry, C., Murray, G. and Spooner-Hart, R. (2007), 'New Cropping Strategies for Agrometeorological Risks and Uncertainties in Integrated Pest Management', Climate and Crop Disease Risk Management: An International Initiative in the Asia-Pacific Region, Hyderabad.
  • Attwater, R. and Derry, C. (2004), 'Engaging communities of practice for risk communication in the Hawkesbury Water Recycling Scheme', Systems Engineering / Test and Evaluation Conference (SETE 2004): Focussing on project success, Adelaide.
  • Attwater, R., Booth, C., Cavana, R. and Derry, C. (2003), 'Mixing methods for risk communication and management in the Hawkesbury Water Reuse Scheme', 9th ANZSYS Conference: Systems in Action, Melbourne.
  • Derry, C., Attwater, R., Booth, S. and Dingsdag, D. (2002), 'Risk Management and the Richmond Water Reuse Scheme', IWA 3rd World Water Congress, Melbourne.
  • Attwater, R., Booth, S., Davey, P. and Derry, C. (2002), 'Transforming urban-rural peripheries: The Hawkesbury Water Reuse Scheme', 8th Australian & New Zealand Systems Conference, Mooloolaba, Qld.

Other Publications

  • 2013, 'A performance monitoring framework for raingardens as decentralised stormwater treatment systems in the City of Sydney', Report
  • 2010, 'Toxicology Investigation into Binkill Garbage Bin Fumigation Product for Waste and Community Protection Division, Penrith Council. Parts 1 and 2', Report

Previous Projects

Title: Risk assessment and the management of Alligator weed in the Hawkesbury-Nepean
Funder:
  • NSW Agriculture
Western Researchers: Chris Derry, Roger Attwater and Rezina Shams
Years: 2003-10-23 - 2004-07-31
ID: P0014098
Title: Developing a health risk model for safe food crop irrigation using wetland-polished urban wastewater
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Chris Derry and Basant Maheshwari
Years: 2005-12-21 - 2008-01-30
ID: P0014977
Title: A study of wastewater treatment in small urban reedbed systems, to develop guidelines for safe community operation
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living
Western Researchers: Chris Derry and Basant Maheshwari
Years: 2007-03-15 - 2008-12-31
ID: P0015405
Title: An interactive information management system for the Local Government sector
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Baulkham Hills Shire Council
Western Researchers: Valerie Brown, Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, Chris Derry and Julie Wen
Years: 2000-01-01 - 2002-12-31
ID: P0009632
Title: Climate Risk Management for Crop Protection: An International Initiative
Funder:
  • Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research
Western Researchers: Samsul Huda, Robert Spooner-Hart and Chris Derry
Years: 2006-06-16 - 2009-02-28
ID: P0014859
Title: Climate Risk Management for Crop Protection: An International Initiative
Funder:
  • Hassall & Associates International
Western Researchers: Samsul Huda, Robert Spooner-Hart and Chris Derry
Years: 2006-06-16 - 2010-12-31
ID: P0015267
Title: The pollution removal performance of stormwater bioretention units built under the Australian Government grant funded Cooks River: Place. People. Connections project
Funder:
  • Strathfield Municipal Council
Western Researchers: Chris Derry
Years: 2014-07-22 - 2020-09-30
ID: P00022302
Title: Developing a monitoring and assessment framework for decentralised stormwater quality-improvement systems under the Sustainable Sydney 2030 Plan
Funder:
  • The Council of the City of Sydney
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Chris Derry
Years: 2012-01-24 - 2014-06-30
ID: P00020531

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Risk Assessment of Current Disinfectant Use in Infection Control in NSW
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Laboratory Simulations of the City of Sydney's Stormwater Biofilter Units to Assess the Impact of Design, Fill Variation and Substrate Amendment on Pollution Removal Efficiency
Field of Research: Earth Sciences

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