Dr Himanshu Gupta

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Himanshu is a Research Fellow at the Alcohol and Other Drugs and Gambling (AODG) research team at Menzies School of Health Research. He is leading and contributing to multiple Northern Territory Government and Non-Government Organisation funded AOD-policy research and evaluation projects that extend into areas relating to alcohol, gambling, housing, mental health, education, and other Indigenous-focused research contexts.

The outcomes of Himanshu's research contributed to the AODG team being awarded a 2019 National AOD Award for Excellence and Innovation (Research) by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation. These have all been focused on improving the health outcomes of highly vulnerable populations. In recognition of his research excellence and contribution, he was also nominated for the 2019 APSAD Early Career Researcher Award.

Himanshu has published several papers (mostly as lead author) in international journals and newsletters and serves as a reviewer for international journals. He actively contributes to teaching at Charles Darwin University, and voluntarily contributes his time as a member of the Qualitative Research Ethics Sub-Committee at Menzies. His other roles include an Adjunct Research Fellow position at the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) at Curtin University.

Prior to commencing at Menzies, Himanshu received an international scholarship to complete his PhD through NDRI, with a focus on health promotion and policy. He has subsequently engaged in knowledge translation activities with the World Federation of Advertisers based in Belgium. Prior to this, he has led and contributed to multiple nationally- and-internationally-funded research studies spanning AOD, chronic diseases, mental health, and other social services settings, in diverse national contexts (India, Australia, and the UK) and with various population groups.

  • PhD, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
  • MPH, University of Glasgow
  • Advanced Dip Clinical Research Management, Empower School of Health, International Institute of Health Management Research, University College London
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Gambling
  • Mental health
  • Chronic diseases
  • Intersectionality between AODG and mental health
  • Indigenous- and CALD- focused research

Gupta, H., Lam, T., Pettigrew, S. and Tait, R., J. (2018). Alcohol marketing on YouTube: Exploratory analysis of content adaptation to enhance user engagement in different national contexts. BMC Public Health, 18, (141). DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5035-3 [RJ1397] View web page

Gupta, H., Lam, T., Pettigrew, S. and Tait, R., J. (2018). The association between exposure to social media alcohol marketing and youth alcohol use in India and Australia. BMC Public Health, 18, (726). DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5645-9 [RJ1393] View web page

Gupta, H., Lam, T., Pettigrew, S. and Tait, R., J. (2017). A cross-national comparison of the Twitter feeds of popular alcohol brands in India and Australia. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy. pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2017.1411886 [RJ1391] View web page

Gupta, H., Pettigrew, S., Lam, T. and Tait, R., J. (2017). How alcohol marketing engages users with alcohol brand content on Facebook: An Indian and Australian perspective. Critical Public Health. DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2017.1318203 [RJ1244] View web page

Gupta, H., Pettigrew, S., Lam, T. and Tait, R., J. (2016). A systematic review of the impact of exposure to internet-based alcohol-related content on young people’s alcohol use behaviours. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 51, (6), pp. 763-771. DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agw050 [RJ1203] View web page

Arora, M., Dahiya, P., Nazar, G., Gupta, H., Singh, D. and Sahoo, P. (2015). A report on alcohol marketing and regulatory policy environment in India. Public Health Foundation of India. [T] View web page

Gupta, H. (2015). Alcohol portrayal in Bollywood movies: enticing youth towards alcohol use in India [Featured Article]. Public Health Perspective (Nepal) online newsletter, 3, (9). [UJ] View web page

Gupta, H. (2015). Mainstreaming as a response to HIV/AIDS in India: an innovative multi-sectoral approach. POPLINE health database. [UJ] View web page

Gupta, H. (2015). Report on the achievements and experiences in HIV-sensitive social protection. Innovative approaches. UNDP India. HIV, health and development. [T]

Gupta, H. (2015). Report on the impact evaluation of the “Char Ganth” communication campaign on birth preparedness in Bihar. BBC Media Action. [T] Download PDF

Gupta, H. (2015). Report on the impact evaluation of the street show “Ganth Baandh Lo” in Bihar. BBC Media Action. [T] Download PDF

Gupta, H. and Sharma, M. (2015). Tobacco sponsorship and surrogate advertizing: the blazing demon affecting youth in India [Featured Article]. Public Health Perspective (Nepal) online newsletter, 3, (7). [UJ] View web page

Gupta, H. (2014). Barriers to and facilitators of long term weight loss maintenance in adult UK people: a thematic analysis. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 5, (12), pp. 1512-1520. [RJ] View web page

Gupta, H. and Bishnoi, S. (2014). Time to act on the evil duo: treat TB, manage HIV and save lives. International Journal of Current Research, 6, (1), pp. 4595-4600. [RJ] View web page

Gupta, H. and Guleria, P. (2014). Gay and HIV-positive: barrier to accessing HIV treatment. International Journal of Research and Development of Health, 2, (3), pp. 90-98. [RJ] Download PDF

Gupta, H. (2013). Healthcare organizational failures: Causes, role of human errors and scope of management interventions. International Journal of Current Research, 5, (11), pp. 3483-3489. [RJ] View web page

Gupta, H. and Gray, C. (2013). Football Fans in Training: How Scotland’s Elite Football Clubs Help Men aged 35-65 Improve their Health by Losing Weight and Maintaining these Changes Long Term? International Journal of Research and Development of Health, 1, (2), pp. 103-114. [RJ] Download PDF

Gupta, H., Guleria, P. and Sharma, M. (2013). Tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship and its effects on Indian youth: a review. International Journal of Current Research, 5, (11), pp. 3554-3559. [RJ] View web page