Divya Sivaramakrishnan

Chancellor's Fellow

  • Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP)
  • Nursing Studies
  • School of Health in Social Sciences

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Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP)
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5 Forrest Hill

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Divya is a Chancellor's Fellow with the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy, Department of Nursing Studies. She is a mixed methods researcher with experience in intervention development. 

Divya was a postdoctoral researcher on the Stand Up for Health project, which aimed to reduce sedentary behaviour in contact centres. The NIHR funded project evaluated the feasibility of the programme, using a cluster randomised stepped wedge study design. Divya has completed her PhD at the Physical Activity for Health Centre, University of Edinburgh on developing a yoga intervention for older adults. She is also a yoga teacher.

Research summary

Divya's research interests include development and evaluation of public health interventions, healthy ageing, and physical activity and sedentary behaviour across varied populations. She is also interested in qualitative methods.

Current research interests

Divya is currently working on health ageing in India, and is collaborating with researchers in ISEC, Bangalore to understand ageism and age norms in Urban India. She is also working with the Physical activity for Health Research Centre on developing interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour while working from home, as well as physical activity and menopause.