Dr I Gusti Ngurah Edi Putra BPH, MA, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate Psychology


Personal Statement

I Gusti Ngurah Edi Putra (nickname: Eddy) is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Psychology, Institute of Population Health, University of Liverpool, UK. He works on an ESRC project (PI: Prof. Eric Robinson) related to mental health, obesity, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and mortality using cohort data from the UK and the US. His work has been featured in some media in the UK: The Guardian, Bloomberg.

While working as a postdoc, he also led some projects funded by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (HLS) Support Policy Fund (acceptence of obesity policies) and the COORDINATE project (from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme) (socioeconomic inequalities in child mental health).

Before joining the University of Liverpool, he completed a PhD and worked as a research assistant at the University of Wollongong, Australia (2019 - 2022). His PhD and research assistant work was on built environments (e.g., green space) and health. His research interests include but are not limited to social and environmental epidemiology, social determinants of health, and social inequalities in health. Most of his work has used large-scale longitudinal datasets (e.g., Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, Growing Up in Ireland Study, English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, Health and Retirement Study).

Prizes or Honours

  • Young Investigator Award (International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Asia and Western Pacific Chapter & International Society for Exposure Science Asia Chapter, 2022)
  • Dean's List Award (Mahidol University, Thailand, 2019)
  • The Best Undergraduate Student from the Faculty of Medicine (Udayana University, Indonesia, 2016)