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Dr Peter Branney

Associate Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Social Sciences
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
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An Honorary Life Member of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts, Dr. Branney excels at challenging projects that have an impact. Dr. Branney has undertaken a programme of award winning, internationally leading work exploring how to improve experiences of healthcare through interventions that are local, proximal and distal to patients' interactions with services. 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. Dr. Branney has over 100 peer-reviewed outputs and in the field of penile cancer and quality of life, four of his papers are in the top ten by citations per year. Dr. Branney is leading work exploring the possibilities of open science for qualitative methods, which includes one of the earliest studies into the topic, keynotes at the Qualitative Methods in Psychology section of the British Psychological Society biennial conference and the UK Research Integrity annual conference, videos and a paper introducing key issues, a special issue in the British Journal of Social Psychology and a number of invited seminars, one of which was recorded and has been viewed of 1,500 times.

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.



Year Module code Title Subject
PSY4010-BUnderstanding Social Development
PSY7017-BPutting Health into Context


TitleBack Onside: A Qualitative Study to Understand Experiences of Involvement in a Physical Activity Programme in Adults Who are Unemployed or At-Risk of Unemployment (2023)
AuthorsEleanor Langham-Walsh, Peter Branney, Lisa Edwards, Elizabeth R. Walters, Eleftheria Vaportzis
JournalHealth and Social Care in the Community
TitleImproving Evidence-Based Practice through Preregistration of Applied Research: Barriers and Recommendations (2023)
AuthorsThomas Rhys Evans, Peter Branney, Andrew Clements, Ella Hatton
JournalAccountability in Research
TitleThe feasibility of patient reported outcome measures for the care of penile cancer (2022)
AuthorsBranney, Peter; Walters, Elizabeth; Bryant, Eleanor; Hollyhead, Cyan; Njoku, Kelechi; Vyas, Lona; Modica, Ciara; Kayes, Olly; Eardley, Ian; Henry, Ann
JournalInternational Journal of Urological Nursing
TitleBack Onside protocol: A physical activity intervention to improve health outcomes in people who are unemployed or at risk of unemployment. (2022)
AuthorsLewańczyk AM;Langham-Walsh E;Edwards L;Branney P;Walters ER;Mitchell P;Vaportzis E;
JournalEvaluation and Program Planning
TitleAmbitious and driven to scale the barriers to top management: experiences of women leaders in the Nigerian technology sector (2022)
AuthorsOdoh, Ann; Branney, Peter
JournalGender, Technology and Development
TitleThe feasibility of patient reported outcome measures for the care of penile cancer (2021)
AuthorsBranney P.;Walters E.;Bryant E.;Hollhead C.;Njoku K.;Vyas L.;Modica C.;Kayes O.;Eardley I.;Henry A.
JournalInternational Journal of Urological Nursing
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.
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 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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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;
TitleBig boys don't cry: Depression and men (2008)
AuthorsBranney P.;White A.
JournalAdvances in Psychiatric Treatment
Publication NameSociety of Social Medicine & Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Joint Annual Scientific meeting (2019)
AuthorsSouth, J.,Woodall, J., Gamsu, M., Branney, P., Newton, R., Bagnall, A-M,
Other typeEditorial
TitlePatients' experiences of penile cancer. (2011)
AuthorsBranney P;Witty K;Eardley I;
JournalEuropean Urology