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- jbranney at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
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Dr Jonathan (Jonny) Branney is Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Programme Leader for the PGDip Adult Nursing. 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 nurse education, using innovative teaching techniques to engage students, and in research on neck pain-associated disorders, particularly that aimed at improving outcomes for patients. Jonny holds a Visiting Research Fellowship with the Centre of Biomechanics Research (formally Institute for Musculoskeletal Research & Clinical Implementation) at AECC University College. It was there that 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... The results are published in international peer-reviewed journals and have been cited in systematic reviews/meta-analyses. At BU, research has included collaborating with the Orthopaedic Research Institute on a project aimed at improving outcomes for patients scheduled for hip and knee replacement surgery. Current research, funded by a Royal College of Chiropractors Postdoctoral Fellowship, is exploring the role of biopsychosocial factors in neck pain and whiplash-associated disorders, including a possible contributing role of cervical inter-vertebral motion and disc degenerative changes. In line with the Fusion ethos at BU, Jonny is proud to bring his duel professional practice backgrounds and a passion for clinical research and teaching together to mutual benefit as a full-time academic.more
Neck pain-associated disorders/cervical spine
- ‘An investigation of biological and psychosocial prognostic predictors in neck pain and whiplash associated disorders’. Royal College of Chiropractors Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowship funded research in collaboration with AECC University College and Back2Health, February 2019 until January 2022.
- ‘Chiropractic management is associated with changes in cervical motion segment interactions in neck pain patients: A plausible mechanism of action for spinal manipulative therapy?’ Alister du Rose (University of South Wales), Jonathan Branney, Alan Breen (AECC University College). Presented at EPIC 2019 (Joint conference of the World Federation of Chiropractic and European Chiropractors’ Union), Berlin, 20-23 March 2019.
- ‘Collaborative Team-Based Learning: preliminary findings’. Lucy Stainer, Jonathan Branney. Presented at Active Learning Conference, 4-5 June 2018, University of Sussex, UK.
- 'Bringing nursing practice into the classroom with collaborative Team-based Learning: A model for 21st century nurse education?’ Jonathan Branney, Pushpinder Paddam and Kate Crabb (RBCH NHS Foundation Trust), Dawn Jacobs and Kara Winwood (Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust). Presented at RCN Education Forum Conference & Exhibition, 20-21 March 2018, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.
- ‘Promoting clinical decision making and teamwork in undergraduate nurse education: A mixed methods evaluation of team-based learning in applied pathophysiology’. Jonathan Branney, Jacqueline Priego-Hernández (University of Portsmouth). Presented at Team-based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) Annual Conference, 1-3 March 2018, San Diego, California.
- Odell, J., Clark, C., Hunnisett, A., Ahmed, O.H. and Branney, J., 2019. Manual therapy for chronic migraine: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial study protocol. Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, 27 (1).
- Branney, J. and Priego-Hernández, J., 2018. A mixed methods evaluation of team-based learning for applied pathophysiology in undergraduate nursing education. Nurse Education Today, 61, 127-133.
- Branney, J., 2017. Liposomal bupivacaine peripheral nerve block for the management of postoperative pain. Nurs Stand, 31 (33), 42-43.
- 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? Clinical Nutrition ESPEN.
- 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? Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, 12.
- Shilton, M., Branney, J., Penning de Vries, B. 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 (33).
- 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.
- Paglioni, M., Ellis-Hill, C., Board, M., Branney, J. and Valentine, J., 2019. Exploring the experience of older people who attend a hospital Accident and Emergency Department and the ways in which having an Intentional Compassionate Communication Intervention (ICCI) may affect this experience. In: The British Society of Gerontology 48th Annual Conference 10-12 July 2019 University of Liverpool.
- Stainer, L. and Branney, J., 2018. Collaborative Team-Based Learning: preliminary findings. In: Active Learning 4-5 June 2018 Brighton University.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jim Odell, 2019. Identification of migraine subgroups and development of clinical prediction rules for manual therapy
- Marta Paglioni. A study exploring the impact on older people’s health and wellbeing from compassionate communication during their admission and in-hospital stay.
- Jacqueline Rix. Biomechanical Effects of Spinal Manipulation - a Feasibility Study
Profile of Teaching PG
- The Principles of Critical Care Nursing
Profile of Teaching UG
- Anatomy & Physiology Throughout the Lifespan
- Care of Clients with Acute & Long-term Conditions
- Managing Complex Conditions
- Reviewing the Literature to Inform Practice
- Developing Knowledge for Practice
- Evaluating Knowledge for Practice
MRI and quantitative fluoroscopy in the future, Marriot Hotel, Bournemouth, 26 Sep 2015 more
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.
RCC Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowship, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 30 Jan 2019 more
Invited presentation at the Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC) AGM & Winter Conference, January 2019, on my RCC Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowship funded research. This is a part-time project over three years entitled, ‘An investigation of biological and psychosocial prognostic predictors in neck pain and whiplash associated disorders’. This study will investigate the role of cervical inter-vertebral motion sharing and disc generation in neck pain; determine any change in motion sharing in patients with neck pain who underwent spinal manipulative therapy; determine the psychosocial variables routinely collected in chiropractic practice that are prognostic for neck pain and whiplash-associated disorders; and determine additional psychosocial variables that ought to be routinely collected. If you’d like to find out more about this exciting study, please go here: https://vimeo.com/318843377/ac43d1ad78 to watch a recording of my 12 minute presentation.
- An investigation of the biological and psychosocial prognostic predictors and neck pain and whiplash associated disorders (Royal College of Chiropractors and Bournemouth University, 07 Jan 2019). Awarded
- The effects of manipulation on cervical spine inter-vertebral motion patterns and patient reported outcomes (European Academy of Chiropractic, 04 Oct 2010). Completed
- Team-based Learning Collaborative, European Board member (2017-), http://www.teambasedlearning.org/
- Centre for Biomechanics Research, Visiting Research Fellow (2017-2020), https://www.aecc.ac.uk/research/centres/biomechanics-research/
- Team-based Learning Collaborative, Board Member of the European TBL Community (2017-2021), http://www.teambasedlearning.org/committees/european-tbl-community/
- Biosciences in Nurse Education (BiNE) Special interest Group, Member (2016-), https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/bioscience-nurse-education-bine-special-interest-group
- Institute for Musculoskeletal Research & Clinical Implementation, Visiting Research Fellow (2014-2017), http://www.aecc.ac.uk/research-at-aecc/imrci/
- Unit Lead, Care of Clients with Acute and Long-term Conditions
- Programme Leader, PgDip Adult Nursing. <a href="https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/study/courses/pgdip-adult-nursing-professional-registration" class="iconRight" target="blank">https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/study/courses/pgdip-adult-nursing-professional-registration<i class="fa fa-external-link"></i></a>
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- A fun event where members of the public were given the opportunity to have their pressure-pain threshold measured, and find out the relevance of such measurements to healthcare and research.
- Cafe Scientifique Bournemouth
- EPIC 2019 (Joint World Federation of Chiropractic 15th Biennial Congress and 78th ECU Convention), Chiropractic management is associated with changes in cervical motion segment interactions in neck pain patients: A plausible mechanism of action for spinal manipulative therapy?, 20 Mar 2019, Berlin
- Active Learning Conference, Collaborative Team-based Learning (TBL): A model for 21st century education?, 05 Jun 2018, University of Sussex, UK
- RCN Education Forum Conference & Exhibition, Bring nursing practice into the classroom with collaborative Team-based Learing: A model for 21st century nurse education?, 20 Mar 2018, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
- Team-based Learning Collaborative Annual Meeting, Promoting clinical decision making and teamwork in undergraduate nursing education: A mixed methods evaluation of team-based learning in applied pathophysiology, 02 Mar 2018, San Diego, California
- 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, 08 Sep 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, 06 Sep 2016, Churchill College, University of Cambridge
- IFOMPT (International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists) Conference, Does cervical lordosis change after spinal manipulation for neck pain? A prospective cohort study., 04 Jul 2016, Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow
- British Chiropractic Association Autumn Conference, Look Inside: MRI and quantitative fluoroscopy in the future, 26 Sep 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?, 01 Apr 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, 01 Oct 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, 08 Apr 2013, Durban, South Africa
- BN (Hons) in Nursing (University of Glasgow, 2002)
- MChiro in Chiropractic (Bournemouth University, 2009)
- PgCert in Professional Practice (Chiropractic) (Bournemouth University, 2010)
- PhD in Spine Kinematics (Bournemouth University, 2014)
- PGCE in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2015)
- GradCert in Leadership and Management in Health & Social Care (Bournemouth University, 2018)
- 2nd prize in Best Student Poster category (World Federation of Chiropractic, 2013)
- Best New Researcher (European Chiropractors' Union, 2014)
- 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 Chiropractors, Fellow (2018-), https://rcc-uk.org/
- 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/