Dr. Himanshu Gupta

Research Officer


Ph.D. (Public Health), Curtin University, Australia, 2019; Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Glasgow, UK, 2012; Advanced Dip Clinical Research Management, University College London (UK) and International Institute of Health Management Research (India), 2010; Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India, 2008;


Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus


With experience in the areas of physical therapy and clinical research, Himanshu started working in the field of public health research with various national and international public health organisations. He has contributed to the quantitative and qualitative components of various research projects pertaining to alcohol control, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, tuberculosis, and large-scale health surveys (e.g., Annual Health Survey III, District Level Health & Facility Survey IV) for UN agencies, BBC Media Action, and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Government of India), Public Health Foundation of India, University of Glasgow, and Curtin University.

He has experience in delivering lectures/presentations on community health issues and conceptualizing and executing community health awareness and prophylactic health promotion programs through program development, monitoring, implementation, and evaluation.

As part of his Ph.D. degree, he explored and compared the influence on social media on young people’s alcohol use behaviours in India and Australia. He has disseminated his research outputs via publishing peer-reviewed journal articles, newsletter articles, and has delivered presentations in national and international conferences and seminars. Currently, he works at Menzies, on projects relating to smoking, alcohol, drugs and other addictive behaviours; and mental health.

  1. 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 View web page
  2. 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 View web page
  3. 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 View web page
  4. 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 View web page
  5. 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 View web page
  6. 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.  View web page
  7. 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). View web page
  8. Gupta, H. (2015). Mainstreaming as a response to HIV/AIDS in India: an innovative multi-sectoral approach. POPLINE health database.  View web page
  9. Gupta, H. (2015). Report on the impact evaluation of the “Char Ganth” communication campaign on birth preparedness in Bihar. BBC Media Action. Download PDF
  10. 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. View web page