Trust's research interests lie at the intersection of Science & Technology Studies and Innovation Studies in the following areas:
- Health innovation
- Public policy
- Translational research
- Responsible research and innovation
Trust's previous research focused on health innovation. It involved studying ways of designing and implementing context-appropriate interventions aimed at improving health care at all points of the innovation chain. The study used human centred approaches incorporating diverse stakeholders and sets of knowledge with the aim of co-creating socio-technical and more sustainable solutions to health challenges.