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Natasha Mitchell
Research Fellow (Trial Manager)



Natasha joined the department in 2005 to work on a Department of Health funded project looking at nurses use of technology to aid decision making. She has since worked in the York Trials Unit on a number of different trials which have primarily been based in primary care. Natasha has previously worked on a randomised trial of ELISA testing for food sensitivities and migraine; and a trial on older adults with sub-threshold depression ( ). Natasha is currently working on a randomised trial of screening older women for osteoporosis (SCOOP), assessing the effectiveness of a smoking cessation programme for patients with severe mental health problems, and a trial comparing breathlessness training for patients with malignant lung cancer. Natasha has also worked on a number of education trials which have been funded by the Education Endowment Foundation. Natasha is currently working on a randomised trial of a sexual health promotion intervention for people with Serious Mental Illness (RESPECT) and a qualitative evaluation of direct access to physiotherapists in GP practices. Natasha has experience of using both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.


  • PhD University of Sheffield, Funded by ESRC
  • MSc Health Psychology, University College London, Funded by MRC
  • BSc Human Psychology, DeMontfort University

Departmental roles

  • Member of the Research Concordat Forum in the Health Sciences Department



  • FARSTER-Care - An RCT investigating whether, following cardiac surgery with full median sternotomy, an accelerated cardiac rehabilitation pathway will lead to improved patient outcomes and is cost effective compared to the usual timing of cardiac rehabilitation.
  • RESPECT - Randomised Evaluation Sexual Health Promotion Evidence for Care and Treatment: A feasibility study of an intervention to promote sexual health for people with serious mental illness

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Natasha Mitchell

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Dr Natasha Mitchell
Research Fellow (Trial Manager)

Tel: 01904 32(1655)