Dr. Manning is a Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow in vertebrate paleontology and evolution at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. He has built an international reputation for his work on dinosaur trackways and biomechanics, with extensive field experience at Jurassic and Cretaceous sites in North and South America and the British Isles. He is the author of several books and is internationally recognized for his leading role in engaging the public’s interest in the wonders of science.
As head of the multi disciplinary Paleontology Research Group at the University of Manchester Dr. Manning has attracted worldwide attention due to the strength and success of his research. The members of his research group have been invited to travel to give presentations spanning the globe from New York to Patagonia. Research group members span several University departments and faculties at Manchester, and the group works in collaboration with individuals and research groups both nationally and internationally. By approaching vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology from a multidisciplinary approach the group have been able to develop new, and adapt existing techniques, in the analysis of vertebrate locomotion, biomechanics, paleobiology, proteomics and musculoskeletal form & function in extinct vertebrates.