Daksha Trivedi is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Public Health and Community Care at the University of Hertfordshire and a Co-Chair, Public Health Connect Strategy Group.   

Daksha trained as a scientist and obtained her Ph.D (King’s College, London) and M.Sc, Faculty of Medicine, University of London and an M. Phil in Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge.  

She has an interest in Public Health research with expertise in evidence-based practice including systematic reviewing, epidemiology, quantitative designs, mixed methods, Clinical Trials and evaluation of complex interventions. These have included physical activity interventions and behaviour change, childhood obesity, managing behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia; diabetes and dementia;  depression in South Asians; and representation of minority ethnic patients in research. Daksha has experience of stakeholder events involving service users, practitioners and commissioners to inform research and practice.  

Daksha is currently leading a major randomised controlled trial of energetic activity for depression in young people (READY Trial) funded by the National Institute for Health Research, collaborating with the Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Mental Health Theme.  She has an interest in Health inequalities and collaborates with the ARC East of England, (Prevention and Early Detection Theme), Public Health England East of England in evaluating interventions for cancer screening in ethnically diverse communities. As a member of the Cancer Outcomes Project Group, Bedfordshire (NHS England and NHS Improvement – East of England) she is exploring research collaborations to address Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in cancer.  Daksha is an active member of the National Cancer Research Institute, and the Rapid Diagnostic Cancer Services Steering Group, part of Cancer Alliance forum, East of England, to help examine access to services for diverse communities.