Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Natasha Alvarado

Research Associate


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