Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Community development and international development
  • Social studies of science and technology
  • Urban and regional planning: Water supply
  • Youth homelessness
  • Anthropology of Latin America

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Daniel Ooi

Daniel is a Research Fellow in the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities, and conducts quantitative and qualitative social research into community aspects of water, homelessness and employment.

He has been at Victoria University since 2011, undertaking research focusing on the social and behavioural dimensions of water users and water policy in Australia. He began as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI), and then moved into the Psychology discipline group.

His main areas of research are:

  • cultural cognition of perceived environmental risks
  • relationship between environmental beliefs and environmentally-friendly behaviours
  • social and cultural construction of values related to water.

Daniel is also interested in social inclusion and participatory democracy in urban planning (especially in relation to water and energy) in both Australia and developing countries. More recently, he has worked on research of young people at risk of homelessness in Australia. He also has a long-standing academic interest in anthropology and international development in Latin America.

He also teaches in the First Year College, coordinating units in community development and sociology.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Melbourne, 2011
  • MA, University of Sydney, 2003
  • BPsych (Hons), University of Sydney, 2002
  • GCHE, Victoria University, 2019

Key publications

Year Citation
2018 Gill, P., Ooi, D., & Chiodo, L. (180101). Hope to Home Evaluation Report : a research project evaluating the effectiveness of a new model for improving the lives of young people affected by homelessness. Melbourne, Victoria: Victoria University.

doi: 10.26196/5b5fbbb2c1300

2014 OOI, D., Fisher, A., & Cary, J. (141201). Considering water reuse with culturally diverse communities. Brisbane QLD: Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence.
2014 OOI, D., FISHER, A., & CARY, J. (141201). Community Perceptions and Barriers to Water Reuse. Brisbane QLD: Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence.
2014 Ooi, D., Fisher, A., Cerini, C., & Cary, J. (141201). Community Understanding of Risk and Safety in Relation to Recycled Water. Brisbane QLD: Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence.
2014 OOI, D., Fisher, A., & Cary, J. (141201). Understanding Customer Attitudes and Segments. Brisbane QLD: Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence.
2014 OOI, D., Fisher, A., & Cary, J. (141201). The Influence of Water Scarcity on Public Willingness to Consider Water Reuse. Brisbane QLD: Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence.

Year Citation
2019 Ooi, D., & Gill, P. (190501). Experiences of young parents in the 'hope to home' project in the outer growth corridors of Melbourne. Parity, 32(2), (40-41).
2019 Ooi, D., & Gill, P. (190501). Evaluation of the 'hope to home' model for transitioning young people into private rental accommodation in Melton and Whittlesea. Parity, 32(2), (36-37).
2017 Ooi, D. (170401). Cities From Scratch: Poverty and Informality in Urban Latin America B.Fischer, B.McCann, and J.Auyero (eds) Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014. 293 pp. USD$24.95 (Pb.), ISBN 978-0-8223-5533-5.. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 28(1), (129-131).

doi: 10.1111/taja.12204

2016 Ooi, D. (161201). Cultures of Energy: Power, Practices, Technologies S.Strauss, S.Rupp, and T.Love (eds.) Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2013. 360 pp. 16 figures, bibliog., index. ISBN 978-1-61132-166-1. USD $36.95 (Pb.). The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 27(3), (419-421).

doi: 10.1111/taja.12212

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Evaluation of the Hope Street Hope to Home Pilot Initiative
From: Hope Street Grant
Investigators: Prof Marty Grace, Dr Peter Gill
For period: 2016-2018
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Teaching activities & experience

Media appearances

01st July 2017

‘Recycled water – a concept too hard to swallow?

Interview for Sustainability Matter, 2SER Radio, Sydney.

01st July 2017

Interview

Current, the journal of the Australian Water Association

01st July 2016

Why we can get over the ‘yuck factor’ when it comes to recycled water’

The Conversation. Reprinted in The West Australian, December 22nd, 2016.