University of Hertfordshire

Professor Daksha Trivedi Professor of Applied Health Research

Professor of Applied Health Research

Daksha Trivedi

Professor Daksha Trivedi Professor of Applied Health Research

Professor of Applied Health Research

Postal address:
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom


Dr Daksha Trivedi 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 and expertise in Evidence Based Practice, Epidemiology, Quantitative and Qualitative designs, Mixed Methods, Clinical Trials and evaluation of complex interventions. She has led the Clinical Trials Design and Management module for Masters in Clinical Research. Daksha has led systematic reviews using mixed methods of both quantitative and qualitative literature commissioned by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). She is an editor for the Cochrane Injuries Group, Associate Editor for Primary Health Care Research & Development, Co-editor of Covid-19 issue, member of the Cochrane Nursing Care Research Network and member of the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Regional Advisory Committee.  She is a peer reviewer for NIHR funding bodies, and journals. She has led NIHR funded projects (see Research interests, outputs and activities) and has an established record of conducting interdisciplinary research which spans across various public health areas: mental health, physical activity, older people’s health, dementia and nutritional interventions, childhood obesity, teenage pregnancy. 

Dr Trivedi is currently leading a major randomised controlled trial of energetic activity for depression in young people (READY Trial) funded by the NIHR, Health Technology Assessment, collaborating with the Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Mental Health Theme.  Daksha has an interest in Health inequalities and collaborates with the ARC East of England (EoE) (Prevention and Early Detection Theme) and Public Health England, EoE, in evaluating interventions for cancer screening in ethnically diverse communities.  Daksha is the Co-Chair of the Hertfordshire Public Health Connect Strategy Group and is leading a Covid-19 Vaccine research group in collaboration with Public Health, Hertfordshire and Watford County Councils, Health Watch, Community Development Action, targeting diverse ethnic communities. Daksha is the UH lead for applied mental health and care reserach and implementation with the NIHR ARC, EoE. 

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