Gillian Manning initially qualified as a Clinical Physiologist in the 1970’s before moving into clinical research and then clinical education. Having gained her PhD in 1998 from the University of Nottingham (UoN) she later became an Associate Professor of Vascular Medicine at the UoN.

Dr Manning has an ongoing research interest in hypertension and cardiovascular disease, including diabetes. She has experience of undertaking commercial research, including studies in diabetes such as ADVANCE and CANVAS. She has also led her own research programmes in the field of hypertension.

With a long-standing interest in education and training, Dr Manning’s early work involved developing national training programmes for clinical physiologists. In 2003, she was part of the team that developed and launched a new 4-year Graduate Entry Medical (GEM) Programme and trained as a Problem-Based Learning Facilitator. In 2006, she gained an MSc in Medical Science (Clinical Education) awarded by the UoN, graduating with distinction. She held many posts in the UoN, including Director of Research Education, Examinations Officer, and Director of a new Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching, Learning and Assessment all within the in the School of GEM and Health. During a part-time secondment to the Department of Health and Health Education England, she led the development of undergraduate and postgraduate curricula across more than 50 healthcare science specialisms. She has extensive experience of teaching and learning across medicine and other healthcare professional groups, including clinical skills, problem-based learning, small-group teaching and lecturing. Within the field of assessment she has experience of both summative and formative assessment design, including on-line assessment and quality assurance.

Dr Manning has published journal articles spanning clinical education; hypertension; ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, diabetes and vascular medicine. Her contributions to national and international scientific meetings include more than 50 oral or poster presentations. In March 2018 she was awarded the Chief Scientific Officer Healthcare Science Lifetime Achievement Award for services to Healthcare Science and Healthcare Science Education; in December 2019, Fellowship of the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS); in 2022 Fellowship of the National School of Healthcare Science in recognition of the  strategic advice, work, support and input to the formation, development and delivery of the remit of the School and in 2023 her contribution to healthcare science education was recognised by the award of an Education Fellowship of the AHCS.

She has worked as a Clinical Education Consultant for the EASD’s e-Learning platform since 2019 leading a range of major education strategic development programmes including the assessment workstream. This role involves working with international expert assessment writers, writing her own assessment material and managing the assessment quality assurance processes. She led the programme of work to achieve initial Royal College of General Practitioner educational accreditation for a series of modules from EASD e-learning programme in 2021 and continues to promote active learning strategies. She is passionate about ensuring healthcare professional learning places the person with diabetes at the centre of care and supports the care of people at risk of or with diabetes.

Duality of interest: None declared
Date: Winter 2023