Himanshu is an experienced physiotherapist, clinical researcher, and public health professional. He holds a Doctoral degree in public health, with a focus on health promotion and policy. He is an early career researcher with substantial research, policy, and practice experience spanning alcohol and other drugs, gambling, chronic diseases, mental health, and social services settings, in diverse national contexts (Australia, India, and the UK) and with various population groups. He has used both quantitative and qualitative research methods and has experience in conducting implementation and evaluation studies. He has been awarded multiple research grants, amounting to more than $900,000. He has published several papers in international journals and newsletters and serves as a reviewer for international journals.
Currently, he works as a Research Fellow at the Alcohol and Other Drugs and Gambling research team at Menzies School of Health Research. He manages multiple Northern Territory Government (NTG) funded research and evaluation projects relating to gambling, youth, mental health, and Indigenous-focused research. He also contributes to teaching at Charles Darwin University (CDU), as an examiner for Higher Degree by Research theses.