Danielle Brittain is the team doctor for the South African rowing team. She has been involved in rowing since 1980 and has followed the sport closely from that time, as her husband and four sons have all rowed for South Africa. Brittain became the team doctor in 2011 and works full time with the national team. Brittain qualified from Wits University in 1989 and worked in Rheumatology and Endocrinology at Baragwanath Hospital before becoming a Palliative Consultant. She has a Masters in Palliative Medicine from the University of Cape Town. She is married to David Brittain and currently lives in Pretoria, South Africa.