Discipline: Adult Nursing
About Me: Originally from Dundee, Scotland, I am both a registered nurse and chiropractor with a wide range of clinical experience. Having a strong interest in research I completed a PhD on the mechanism of spinal manipulation in the treatment of neck pain and soon after I joined Bournemouth University as a lecturer. I teach on the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing programme, mainly subjects encompassing biosciences and nursing care. My research interest is in the management of pain.
Personal profile: http://staffprofiles.bournemouth.ac.uk/display/jbranney
Interest in TBL: In 2014 I came across a paper describing the use of TBL to teach applied pathophysiology to student nurses and I quickly realised this could be an excellent approach to boosting engagement in what can be a challenging subject area for students. I introduced one TBL module soon after and was delighted with the results. In the seminar, I did not have to reteach any content as was typical; students had grasped the knowledge already (as demonstrated by the iRAT and tRAT scores). Rather, students were arguing with me (and each other) regarding the prioritisation of clinical decision making – wonderful! This evaluated so well with students that we now have three TBL modules with another on the way!
Publications/Presentations on TBL:
- Branney, J., 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.
- ‘Bringing nursing practice into the classroom with collaborative team-based learning: A model for 21st century nurse education?’ by Branney, J, Paddam, P, Crabb, K, Jacobs, D, Winwood, K, at the Royal College of Nursing Education Forum, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, 20-21 March 2018.
- ‘Promoting clinical decision making and teamwork in undergraduate nursing education: A mixed methods evaluation of team-based learning in applied pathophysiology’ by Branney, J, and Priego-Hernández, J, at TBLC 17th Annual Meeting, San Diego, 1-3 March 2018.
- ‘A mixed methods evaluation of team-based learning in the teaching of applied pathophysiology’ at Biosciences in Nurse Education (BiNE) Network Spring meeting Monday 22nd May 2017, University of York
- ‘An Introduction to Team-based Learning’ at CELebrate 2017, Centre for Excellence in Learning, 13th June 2017, Bournemouth University
- ‘An Evaluation of Team-based Learning’ at CELebrate 2016, Centre for Excellence in Learning, Bournemouth University