Dr Mary Braine

Dr Mary Braine

Senior Lecturer

  • Mary Seacole MS2.53
  • T: 0161 295 6491
  • E: m.e.braine@salford.ac.uk
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As a neuroscience nurse I have extensive experience in both the management and care of the neuroscience patients. Within nurse education my interests include post-qualifying neuroscience nursing, personal tutoring. I am author and co-author of several articles, book chapters on neuroscience nursing and nurse education and joint author of the recently published book “Supporting Families and Carers a nursing perspective.” This is the first book dedicated to providing a fundamental resource for providing high-quality person and family-centred nursing care. I have been a member Guideline Development Group (GDG) Transient loss of consciousness (TLoC) NICE (2008-2010) and currently a member of Panel Experts for NICE. I teach across both pre-registration and post qualifying curricula and supervise both home and overseas doctorate students.


Module lead for Supporting Families and Carers Module level 5

Module lead for Pathophsyiology Module level 7

Module lead Patients Experience of acute neuroscience care level 6

Module lead for the Acute Neuroscience care level 7

Module team member of the Nursing Practice & decision making module level 5

Research Interests

My research interests are varied with a focus on clinical research and in particular the field of neuroscience practice. I have undertaken several research projects including exploring how prepared are new nurse teachers within a Higher Education Institute in developing reflective practitioners and student nurse’s experiences of the personal tutor role. Within the field of neurosciences, I have lead on a project assessing treatment satisfaction and Quality of Life in patients with MMN who self-infuse high dose subcutaneous immunoglobulin therapy independently in the home environment. My current study involves exploring Nurses’ Application, Understanding and Experience of Applying Painful Stimuli When Assessing Components of the Glasgow Coma Scale.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • D.Prof, MSc, PGCE, BSc (Hons), Diploma in Nursing (London) RN
  • ENB 148 (Neurosurgical & Neuromedical Nursing)
  • ENB 998 (Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Full Membership of National Institute of Health and Care Excellence
  • Expert Adviser Panel August 2016- current
  • Membership of the TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) families network
  • President Elect of the British Association of Neuroscience Nurses (BANN) and Webmaster
  • Member of the National Neuroscience Benchmarking Group (www.nnbg.org.uk)


Braine, M.E. and Wray, J. (2016) Supporting Families and Carers: A nursing perspective. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis). ISBN: 9781498706704

Manskow, U & Cpsych, O & Roe, C & Braine, M & Audny, A & Damsgard, E 2016, 'Patterns of change and stability in caregiver burden and life satisfaction from 1 to 2 years after severe traumatic brain injury: A Norwegian longitudinal study ', Neurorehabilitation (Published on line December 2016 )

Braine, M & Cook, N (2016) ''The Glasgow coma scale and evidence-informed practice: a critical review of where we are and where we need to be', Journal Of Clinical Nursing (Accepted for publication 24th May Published on line December 2016)

Braine, M E. (2014) Chapter 34. (pp- The Person with a Neurological Disorder', In: Wild, K., Peate, I. & Muralitharan, N. (eds.), Nursing Practice, Knowledge and Care. 1st edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford: England. ISBN: 978-1-118-48136-3

Braine, M. E., Cook, N. and Waterhouse C. (2015) Neuroscience safe staffing benchmark statements explained. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 11(4), pp.191-195.

Braine, M E. & Cook, N. (2015) An evaluation of post-registration neuroscience focused education and neuroscience nurses perceived education needs .Nurse Education Today 35(11), pp.1069–1074.