Dr Natasha Bradley

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Natasha is a mixed methods researcher who completed her PhD on social support in palliative care at the University of Liverpool. Her educational background is in neuroscience and psychology, and she has experience in systematic reviews, online surveys, qualitative interviews, participant observations, focus groups, and the use of patient-reported outcome measures. 

Natasha has previously led research for the Disabled Children's Partnership to report on digital disadvantage of disabled children, young people, and families; and she has also worked with The Bevan Commission, contributing to research examining the processes of innovation adoption and adaptation within the NHS.

In her doctoral research, Natasha used realist evaluation methodology to explore social support within hospice day services and activity groups. The project developed evidence-based explanations of how the interpersonal and social aspects of hospice interventions can lead to potential outcomes for the patient, their family, healthcare professionals, and wider society.

Funded by the Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire CCG, Natasha joined the Centre for Health & Clinical Research in July 2021 as research fellow in realist evaluation. In this role, she works with academic, clinical, and commissioning colleagues to support the advancement of realist research. Natasha has been developing projects researching supportive interventions for long-term conditions, hospice service transformation, and digital health inequalities.

Natasha is interested in methodological development for researching complex interventions, particularly for long-term and life-limiting conditions, while acknowledging the complexity of health inequalities.  Natasha is the joint leader of 'REASON' (the Realist Evaluation and Synthesis Online Network based at UWE) and contributes to the West AHSN's Evaluation Online Network. 


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