Dr. Himanshu Gupta
PhD, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Australia, 2019; Master of Public Health, University of Glasgow, UK, 2012; Advanced Post Graduate Honours Diploma in Clinical Research Management, University College of London (UK) and International Institute of Health Management Research (India), 2010; Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), India, 2008
Approved level of HDR supervision at Charles Darwin University:
Associate for PhD and Masters, Principal for Masters
Himanshu currently holds the position of Research Fellow at the Alcohol and Other Drugs and Gambling (AODG) research team and the Freemasons Centre for Male Health & Wellbeing – Northern Territory, at Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies). He is leading and contributing to multiple AOD-policy research and evaluation projects that extend into areas relating to alcohol, gambling, social and emotional wellbeing, men’s health, education, peer-education, and other Indigenous-focused research contexts. His mixed-methods expertise has been critical to the successful completion of multiple projects, which collectively equate to more than $1 Million.
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. He is an invited member on the 2020-2022 Advisory Group for the Review and Dissemination of the Australian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Assessment and Diagnostic Guide project.
He holds an honorary academic appointment with the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University. He has also been appointed as an Associate Editor – Book Review with the Health Promotion Journal of Australia and Editor – Peer Review with the International Journal of Public Health. He has published several papers (mostly as lead author) in international journals and newsletters and serves as a reviewer for international journals. In recognition of his research excellence and contribution, he was nominated for the 2019 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol & other Drugs Early Career Researcher Award. He has been awarded the 2020 Dr Chris Rissel Reviewer Award by the Australian Health Promotion Association, for his outstanding reviewer contributions to the Health Promotion Journal of Australia.
- A qualitative investigation of Aboriginal gambling behaviour, consequences, risk factors, and help-seeking in the Northern Territory (NT)
- Investigating gambling behaviours in non-English speaking populations in the NT: A scoping study
- The development and piloting of a strength-based outreach health promotion program for young Aboriginal males in the Northern Territory
- Higher Education Aspirations, Participation and Achievement of Australian Indigenous males
- Challenging harmful gender norms and alcohol consumption through targeted youth-focused health promotion strategies in the NT
- TeamHEALTH-led “Two-way Mentorship program evaluation”
- Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition (NTMHC) led “Third Phase of the Peer Led Education Pilot evaluation
- Be You Kimberley and Pilbara program evaluation
- Evaluation of the NTPHN Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Program
- Gupta, H., Tari-Keresztes, N., Stephens, D., Smith, J. A., Sultan, E., & Lloyd, S. (2020). A scoping review about social and emotional wellbeing programs and services targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Australia: understanding the principles guiding promising practice. BMC public health, 20(1), 1625. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09730-1
- Gupta, H., & Stevens, M. (2021). "It started 30 years ago, and it still haunts me": an exploratory investigation of Territorians' gambling behaviours, harm, and help-seeking for gambling issues in an Australian jurisdiction. BMC public health, 21(1), 96. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-10141-5
- Smith, J. A., Griffiths, K., Nash, R., Elmer, S., Ireland, S., Wright, C. J. C., & Gupta, H. (2021). Equity and health literacy: Using emerging evidence to inform the development of the National Preventive Health Strategy. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 32(S1), 3-4. https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.446
- Smith, J. A., Merlino, A., Christie, B., Adams, M., Bonson, J., Osborne, R. H., Drummond, M., Judd, B., Aanundsen, D., Fleay, J., & Gupta, H. (2021). Using social media in health literacy research: A promising example involving Facebook with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males from the Top End of the Northern Territory. Health Promot J Austral, 32(1), 186–191. https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.421
- Gupta, H., Lam, T., Pettigrew, S., & 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(1), 141. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5035-3
- Gupta, H., Lam, T., Pettigrew, S., & Tait, R. J. (2018). The association between exposure to social media alcohol marketing and youth alcohol use behaviors in India and Australia. BMC public health, 18(1), 726. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5645-9
- Gupta, H., Lam, T., Pettigrew, S. & Tait, R. J. (2017). A crossnational comparison of the Twitter feeds of popular alcohol brands in India and Australia. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 26(2), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2017.1411886
- Gupta, H., Pettigrew, S., Lam, T. & Tait, R., J. (2017). How alcohol marketing engages users with alcohol brand content on Facebook: An Indian and Australian perspective. Critical Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2017.1318203
- Gupta, H., Pettigrew, S., Lam, T., & 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 (Oxford, Oxfordshire), 51(6), 763–771. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agw050
- 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), 1512–1520.
Uncle Mick and Jesse John Fleay met with Professor James Smith and his team at Menzies School of Research in Darwin.
Campus Morning Mail | The Alcohol and Drug Foundation 2019 research award goes to Menzies School of Health Research
The Alcohol and Drug Foundation 2019 research award goes to the Alcohol, Other Drugs and Gambling Team at the Menzies School of Health Research, in Darwin
Menzies School of Health Research, has won the Research Award at the 2019 National Alcohol and Other Drugs Excellence and Innovation Awards in Melbourne.