Dr Natasha Alvarado
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: Institute of Health & Society
Newcastle upon Tyne
I joined IHS in September 2014. I am currently working on the Robot Assisted Training for the Upper Limb after Stroke (RATULS), process evaluation.
My research interests include evaluating complex interventions using theory-driven approaches, such as realist evaluation. I have used realist evaluation to explore of the impact of a multifaceted intervention on community stroke care, and the impact of robotic surgery on teamwork in the operating theatre. I am also interested in implementation research.
2013 PhD, 'The Longer-Term Stroke (LoTS) care, system of care: A theory-driven evaluation of its implementation and impact at two services'. School of Medicine, University of Leeds
2006 MA (Merit), Social Research, University of Leeds
- Randell R, Honey S, Alvarado N, Pearman A, Greenhalgh J, Long A, Gardner P, Gill A, Jayne D, Dowding D. Embedding robotic surgery into routine practice and impacts on communication and decision making: a review of the experience of surgical teams. Cognition, Technology & Work 2016, 18(2), 423-437.
- Forster A, Mellish k, Farrin A, Bhakta B, House A, Hewison J, Murray J, Patel A, Knapp M, Breen R, chapman K, Holloway I, Hawkins R, Shannon R, Nixon J, Jowett A, Horton M, Alvarado N, Anwar S, Tennant A, Godfrey M, Young J. Development and evaluation of tools and an intervention to improve patient- and carer-centred outcomes in Longer-Term Stroke care and exploration of adjustment post stroke: the LoTS care research programme. Southampton, 2014. NIHR Journals Library; Programme Grants for Applied Research No. 2.6.
- Rodgers H, Shaw L, Bosomworth H, Aird L, Alvarado N, Andole S, Cohen DL, Dawson J, Eyre J, Finch T, Ford GA, Hislop J, Hogg S, Howel D, Hughes N, Krebs HI, Price C, Rochester L, Stamp E, Ternent L, Turner D, Vale L, Warburton E, van Wijck F, Wilkes S. Robot Assisted Training for the Upper Limb after Stroke (RATULS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 2017, 18(1), 340.
- Randell R, Alvarado N, Honey S, Greenhalgh J, Gardner P, Gill A, Jayne D, Kotze A, Pearman A, Dowding D. Impact of Robotic Surgery on Decision Making: Perspectives of Surgical Teams. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings, 2015.