Dr Daksha Trivedi is a Reader in Applied Health Research at the University of Hertfordshire. She 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. Her expertise includes Evidence Based Practice (systematic reviews and evidence synthesis), Epidemiology, Quantitative designs, Mixed Methods, Clinical Trials and evaluation of complex interventions across various public health areas: mental health, older people’s health, nutritional interventions, childhood obesity, teenage pregnancy, physical activity, osteoporosis. Daksha 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 NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Mental Health Theme, East of England. She has an interest in Health inequalities and collaborates with the ARC East of England, (Prevention and Early Detection Theme). She is co-leading with Public Health/NHS England the evaluation of culturally tailored intervention for cancer screening in ethnically diverse communities. Daksha is the Co-Chair of the Hertfordshire Public Health Connect Strategy Group and is leading a collaborative working group (Behaviour Unit, Hertfordshire County Council, HealthWatch Hertfordshire, Community Development Action Group) to address Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in ethnically diverse communities in Hertfordshire.