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 she later became an Associate Professor of Vascular Medicine at the University.

Dr Manning has an ongoing research interest in hypertension and cardiovascular disease, including diabetes. She has experience of 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 an interest in education and training since the 1970’s, 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 University of Nottingham, graduating with distinction. She held many posts in the University, including Director of Research Education in the School of GEM and Health, Examinations Officer, and Director of a new Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching, Learning and Assessment. Subsequently working for the Department of Health and Health Education England, she led the development of undergraduate and postgraduate curricula across more than 50 healthcare science specialisms. Dr Manning continues to work part-time for Health Education England within the Medical Associate Professions Programme. 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 more than 35 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 December 2019, she was awarded a Fellowship of the Academy for Healthcare Science, and in March 2018, the Chief Scientific Officer Healthcare Science Lifetime Achievement Award for services to Healthcare Science and Healthcare Science Education. She has worked as Continuing Education Manager on the EASD’s e-Learning platform since 2020.