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Dr Jonathan (Jonny) Branney is a Lecturer in Adult Nursing and teaches on the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing programme and the post-registration Critical Care Nursing course. He has a substantial clinical background as both a registered nurse (critical care; accident & emergency) and a registered chiropractor. He is passionate about the role of biosciences in nursing education, using innovative teaching techniques wherever possible to engage students, and in research into musculoskeletal disorders, particularly that aimed at improving outcomes for patients.
Prior to joining Bournemouth University, Jonny was based at the Institute for Musculoskeletal Research & Clinical Implementation (IMRCI), Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, where he completed award-winning doctoral research into the mechanism of spinal manipulative therapy and its relationship with patient-reported outcomes in the treatment of patients with neck pain. This work included the use of quantitative fluoroscopy (motion x-rays) to measure the movement of the bones in the cervical spine of the participating patients before and after treatment... He has published the findings of his research into neck pain which was conducted with colleagues at IMRCI where he holds a Visiting Research Fellowship, in international peer-reviewed journals. Working with the Orthopaedic Research Institute at Bournemouth University, his research activities there are currently aimed at improving outcomes for patients scheduled for hip and knee replacement surgery.
Before getting involved with academia Jonny worked clinically, first as a nurse, graduating with a BN (Hons) from the University of Glasgow, in 2002. Following several NHS posts he qualified as a chiropractor with an MChiro from AECC before embarking on research into neck pain. Jonny has now brought both his research and duel clinical backgrounds together to mutual benefit in informing his career as a full-time academic.more
- Innovative pedagogy
‘An evaluation of team-based learning in the teaching of applied pathophysiology to student nurses’: Jonathan Branney (presenter), Jacqueline Priego, Jade Offer, Philippa Empson.
Accepted for presentation at Networking for Education in Healthcare (NET) Conference, Cambridge, September 2016.
- Hip and knee orthopaedics
‘What is the evidence for nutritional supplementation in a hip and knee replacement ERAS protocol?’ Thomas Wainwright, Jonathan Branney, Simon Dyall, Robert Middleton.
Accepted for presentation at 4th Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) World Congress, Lisbon, April 2016.
‘A review of the literature related to the role of nutritional supplementation in an enhanced recovery pathway for hip and knee replacement’: Jonathan Branney (presenter), Thomas Wainwright, Robert Middleton, Simon Dyall. Submitted for presentation to Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Society of Orthopaedics and Trauma Nursing International Conference and Exhibition, Cardiff, September 2016.
- Neck pain/cervical spine
‘Does cervical lordosis change after spinal manipulation for neck pain? A prospective cohort study’: Jonathan Branney (presenter), Michael Shilton, Bas Penning de Vries, Alan Breen. Accepted for presentation at International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) Conference, Glasgow, July 2016.
- Shilton, M., Branney, J., Vries, B.P. and Breen, A.C., 2015. Does cervical lordosis change after spinal manipulation for non-specific neck pain? A prospective cohort study. Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, 23 (1).
- Branney, J. and Breen, A.C., 2014. Does inter-vertebral range of motion increase after spinal manipulation? A prospective cohort study. Chiropr Man Therap, 22, 24.
- Branney, J., 2012. Re: Responsiveness of the cervical Northern American Spine Society questionnaire (NASS) and the Short Form 36 (SF-36) in chronic whiplash. Clinical Rehabilitation, 26 (11), 1053-1054.
- Branney, J. and Newell, D., 2009. Back pain and associated healthcare seeking behaviour in nurses: A survey. Clinical Chiropractic, 12 (4), 130-143.
- Branney, J., 2009. Annual conference letter. Man Ther, 14 (5), e5.
- Lindsay, G. and Branney, J., 2002. Strategies to improve advice and relaxation for patients with acute myocardial infarction: Some theoretical considerations. International Journal of Cardiology, 82 (2), 115-116.
- Branney, J., Dyall, S., Wainwright and Middleton, R., 2016. A review of the literature related to the role of nutritional supplementation in an enhanced recovery pathway for hip and knee replacement. In: RCN Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing International Conference and Exhibition 8-9 September 2016 Cardiff.
- Branney, J., Shilton, M., Penning de Vries, B. and Breen, A., 2016. Does cervical lordosis change after spinal manipulation for neck pain? A prospective cohort study. In: IFOMPT 2016 4-8 July 2016 Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow. Elsevier, 158.
- Wainwright, T., Branney, J., Dyall, S. and Middleton, R., 2016. What is the evidence for nutritional supplementation in a hip and knee replacement ERAS protocol. In: World Congress of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery 27-30 April 2016 Lisbon, Portugal.
- Wainwright, T.W., BRANNEY, J., DYALL, S. and MIDDLETON, R.G., 2016. What is the evidence for nutritional supplementation in a hip and knee replacement ERAS protocol?
- Branney, J. and Breen, A., 2015. Are there differences in cervical inter-vertebral laxity or translation motion between patients with neck pain and healthy controls? In: World Federation of Chiropractic 13th Biennial Congress 13-16 May 2015 Athens, Greece. 100.
- Branney, J.N. and Breen, A.C., 2014. Cervical spine manipulation is associated with increased inter-vertebral motion. In: European Chiropractors' Union Convention 29-31 May 2014 Dublin, Ireland.
- Branney, J.N. and Breen, A.C., 2014. Does spinal manipulation change cervical inter-vertebral motion? In: BritSpine 1-4 April 2014 University of Warwick. 128.
- Branney, J.N. and Breen, A.C., 2013. Measurement of cervical inter-vertebral motion with quantitative fluoroscopy: Observer and intra-subject repeatability. In: NIHR Statistics Group - Imaging in Translational Research 1 October 2013 Pembroke College, University of Oxford.
- Branney, J.N. and Breen, A.C., 2013. The objective measurement of continuous cervical inter-vertebral motion in living subjects. In: World Federation of Chiropractic 12th Biennial Congress 8-13 April 2013 Durban, South Africa. 111-112.
- Branney and Branney, J., 2014. An Observational study of changes in cervical inter-vertebral motion and the relationship with patient-reported outcomes in patients undergoing spinal manipulative therapy for neck pain. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, School of Health and Social Care.
- Jim Odell (Identification of migraine subgroups and development of clinical prediction rules for manual therapy)
- The effects of manipulation on cervical spine inter-vertebral motion patterns and patient reported outcomes (supervisor: Sarah Hean)
Profile of Teaching PG
- The Principles of Critical Care Nursing
Profile of Teaching UG
- Evaluating Knowledge for Practice
- Reviewing the Literature to Inform Practice
- Managing Complex Conditions
- Care of Clients with Acute & Long-term Conditions
- Anatomy & Physiology Throughout the Lifespan
- I was delighted to give the invited lecture ‘Look Inside: MRI and quantitative fluoroscopy in the future’ alongside Professor Alan Breen at the British Chiropractic Association’s (BCA’s) Autumn Conference 2015. This was a particularly special occasion as the BCA and Anglo-European College of Chiropractic celebrated their 90th and 50th years respectively. While this was an occasion for reminiscing, Alan and I were tasked with discussing what the future might look like as regards imaging in (but not limited to) chiropractic practice. Quantitative Fluoroscopy allows a more accurate measurement of spinal stability to better inform surgical decisions and also the potential to better guide conservative treatment. The examples given from a case series during the presentation included showing that suspected lumbar instability is often not confirmed (therefore the potential to avoid unnecessary fusion surgery) and where it is present there is perhaps an increased chance of good surgical outcomes. Also, manipulation/mobilisation might be better targeted at identified segmental restrictions, and exercise therapy better directed where hypermobile or lax joint motion is present. As regards open-MRI, aside it being preferable for claustrophobic patients, the ability to image patients weight-bearing has meant the identification of disc hernia in some patients that would have been missed if imaged lying-down, therefore open-MRI is likely to play an important role in improving the diagnosis of persistent radicular pain. We are only at the beginning of finding out if the potential of QF and open-MRI will be fully realised, that of improved outcomes for patients with neck and back pain. There use is likely to be restricted to those patients with particularly problematic spinal pain, but they are welcome additions to the diagnostic armamentarium of the chiropractor and other musculoskeletal professionals.
- The effects of manipulation on cervical spine inter-vertebral motion patterns and patient reported outcomes (European Academy of Chiropractic, 04 Oct 2010). Completed
- Institute for Musculoskeletal Research & Clinical Implementation, Visiting Research Fellow (2014-2017), http://www.aecc.ac.uk/research-at-aecc/imrci/
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Cafe Scientifique Bournemouth
- RCN Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing International Conference and Exhibition, A review of the literature related to the role of nutritional supplementation for an enhanced recovery pathway for hip and knee replacement, 8 September 2016, City Hall, Cardiff
- NET2016: 27th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference, An evaluation of team-based learning in the teaching of applied pathophysiology to student nurses, 6 September 2016, Churchill College, University of Cambridge
- British Chiropractic Association Autumn Conference, Look Inside: MRI and quantitative fluoroscopy in the future, 26 September 2015, Bournemouth
- World Federation of Chiropractic 13th Biennial Congress, Are there differences in cervical inter-vertebral laxity or translation motion between patients with neck pain and healthy controls?, 13 May 2015, Athens, Greece
- European Chiropractors' Union Convention, Cervical spine manipulation is associated with increased inter-vertebral motion, 29 May 2014, Dublin
- BritSpine, Does spinal manipulation change cervical inter-vertebral motion?, 1 April 2014, University of Warwick
- NIHR Statistics Group - Imaging in Translational Research, Measurement of cervical inter-vertebral motion with quantitative fluoroscopy: Observer and intra-subject repeatability, 1 October 2013, Pembroke College, University of Oxford
- World Federation of Chiropractic 12th Biennial Congress, The objective measurement of continuous cervical inter-vertebral motion in living subjects, 8 April 2013, Durban, South Africa
- PGCE in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2015)
- PhD in Spine Kinematics (Bournemouth University, 2014)
- PgCert in Professional Practice (Chiropractic) (Bournemouth University, 2010)
- MChiro in Chiropractic (Bournemouth University, 2009)
- BN (Hons) in Nursing (University of Glasgow, 2002)
- Best New Researcher (European Chiropractors' Union, 2014)
- 2nd prize in Best Student Poster category (World Federation of Chiropractic, 2013)
- Biosciences in Nurse Education (BiNE) Specialist Reference Group, Member (2016-), http://www.bcu.ac.uk/research/-centres-of-excellence/centre-for-health-and-social-care-research/biosciences-in-nurse-education-network
- British Chiropractic Association, Member (2009-2014), http://www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk/
- College of Medicine, Member (2013-2014), http://www.collegeofmedicine.org.uk/
- Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2015-), https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/
- Phi Mu Chapter (England) of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, Member (2014-2015), http://hsc.bournemouth.ac.uk/phimuchapter/
- Royal College of Nursing, Member (2002-2015), http://www.rcn.org.uk/
- Society of Back Pain Research, Member (2011-), http://www.sbpr.info/
- Team-based Learning Collaborative, Member (2016-), http://www.teambasedlearning.org/