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Peter Branney

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Faculty/Dept/School School of Social Sciences
Telephone +441274 236940


Office Hours

Staff and students can book into free slots in my diary here.  Students can drop in without an appointment Tuesday 9:30 to 11:30 each week during term (any changes will be announced from canvas)

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 www.healthtalk.org 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
TitleChoosing health, choosing treatment: patient choice after diagnosis of localized prostate cancer. (2009)
AuthorsBranney P;White A;Jain S;Hiley C;Flowers P;