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Dr Peter Branney

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Faculty/Dept/School School of Social Sciences
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Telephone +441274 236940


Virtual Office Hours

During the autumn term, you can book in for virtual meetings Tuesday and Thursday afternoons here (note that if no slots appear, it means Dr. Branney's diary is fully booked).  If you need to ask about extenuating circumstances, see this information.  If you have a query about your psychology course that cannot wait, please contact the programme admin team at  

Peter Branney

A Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts, Dr. Branney excels at challenging projects that will have an impact. Dr. Branney has undertaken a programme of award winning, internationally leading work exploring how men and women engage with healthcare, how they experience threats to their health, and how to improve their experience of healthcare. Dr. Branney co-authored the UK Department for Health report, ‘The Gender & Access to Services Study’ and led the first national study of Patients’ Experiences of Penile Cancer (PEPC), which is published on the award winning and featured on BBC Radio 4s Inside Health, the BPS Impact Portal, and The Guardian. Among over 20 projects totalling more than £1million in funding, Dr. Branney has taken key roles in small scale projects to large international collaborations for small to medium size enterprises, charities, and government and non-government organisations. Dr. Branney held an Economic and Social Research Council studentship at the University of Leeds and was a visiting doctoral student at Massey University, Aotearoa/New Zealand. He holds a BSc in psychology and philosophy international, an MSc in psychological approaches to health and a PhD in psychology. After completing his PhD in 2006, he joined the Centre for Men’s Health, Leeds Metropolitan University. In 2012, Peter transferred to the School of Social, Psychological and Communication Studies, Leeds Beckett University before joining the Division of Psychology at the University of Bradford in 2017. A student-focused educator, Dr. Branney has received awards from student bodies for his teaching in social psychology. Additionally, Dr. Branney has been an external examiner for undergraduate single and joint honours psychology programmes in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore, and regularly receive invites to be an external expert for periodic reviews and an external examiner for doctorates. 


Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleThe feasibility psychometric measures for body image and lymphedema for routine practice (2020)
AuthorsHollyhead C.;Branney P.
JournalInternational Journal of Urological Nursing
TitleCelebrations amongst challenges: Considering the past, present and future of the qualitative methods in psychology section of the British Psychology Society (2019)
AuthorsRiley, S.; Brooks, J.; Goodman, S.; Cahill, S.; Branney, Peter; Treharne, G.J.; Sullivan, C.
TitleHidden, visceral and traumatic: a dramaturgical approach to men talking about their penis after surgery for penile cancer (2019)
AuthorsBranney, Peter; Witty, K.
JournalInternational Social Science Journal
TitleA meta-framework for designing open data studies in psychology: ethical and practical issues of open qualitative data sets (2019)
AuthorsBranney, Peter; Reid, K.; Frost, N.; Coan, S.; Mathieson, A.; Woolhouse, M.
TitleThe International Penile Advanced Cancer Trial (InPACT): Rationale and Current Status. (2019)
AuthorsCanter DJ;Nicholson S;Watkin N;Hall E;Pettaway C; InPACT Executive Committee;
JournalEuropean Urology Focus
TitleA meta-framework for designing open data studies in psychology: ethical and practical issues of open qualitative data sets (2019)
AuthorsBranney, Peter Reid, K. Frost, N. Coan, S. Mathieson, A. Woolhouse, M.
JournalQualitative Research in Psychology
TitleA context-consent meta-framework for designing open (qualitative) data studies (2019)
AuthorsBranney P.;Reid K.;Frost N.;Coan S.;Mathieson A.;Woolhouse M.
JournalQualitative Research in Psychology
TitleWhen your pregnancy echoes your illness: transition to motherhood with inflammatory bowel disease (2018)
AuthorsGhorayeb, J.; Branney, Peter; Selinger, C.P.; Madill, A.
TitleMortality and sexuality after diagnosis of penile cancer: a participative study (2016)
AuthorsBranney, Peter; Witty, K.; Braybrook, D.; Bullen, K.; White, A.; Eardley, I.
TitleEngaging men with penile cancer in qualitative research: reflections from an interview-based study (2014)
AuthorsWitty, K.; Branney, Peter; Bullen, K.; White, A.; Evans, J.; Eardley, I.
TitleChampioning mental health at work: emerging practice from innovative projects in the UK. (2014)
AuthorsRobinson M;Tilford S;Branney P;Kinsella K;
JournalHealth Promotion International
TitleMasculinities, humour and care for penile cancer: a qualitative study (2014)
AuthorsBranney, Peter; Witty, K.; Braybrook, D.; Bullen, K.; White, A.; Eardley, I.
TitlePsychology, men and cancer (2014)
AuthorsBranney, Peter; Witty, K.; Eardley, I.
TitleRewarding altruism: addressing the issue of payments for volunteers in public health initiatives (2014)
AuthorsSouth, J.; Purcell, M.E.; Branney, Peter; Gamsu, M.; White, J.
TitleThe impact of surgical treatment for penile cancer -- patients' perspectives. (2013)
AuthorsWitty K;Branney P;Evans J;Bullen K;White A;Eardley I;
JournalEuropean Journal of Oncology Nursing
TitlePublic health skills for a lay workforce: findings on skills and attributes from a qualitative study of lay health worker roles. (2013)
AuthorsSouth J;White J;Branney P;Kinsella K;
JournalPublic Health
Title'Think differently and be prepared to demonstrate trust': findings from public hearings, England, on supporting lay people in public health roles. (2012)
AuthorsSouth J;Meah A;Branney PE;
JournalHealth Promotion International
Title'Straight to the GP; that would be where I would go': an analysis of male frequent attenders' constructions of their decisions to use or not use health-care services in the UK. (2012)
AuthorsBranney P;Witty K;Bagnall AM;South J;White A;
JournalPsychology and Health
TitleChoosing health, choosing treatment: patient choice after diagnosis of localized prostate cancer. (2009)
AuthorsBranney P;White A;Jain S;Hiley C;Flowers P;
TitleBig boys don't cry: Depression and men (2008)
AuthorsBranney P.;White A.
JournalAdvances in Psychiatric Treatment
Conference Contributions
AuthorsSouth, J.,Woodall, J., Gamsu, M., Branney, P., Newton, R., Bagnall, A-M,
Other Publications
Other typeEditorial
TitlePatients' experiences of penile cancer. (2011)
AuthorsBranney P;Witty K;Eardley I;
JournalEuropean Urology