Mr Anthony Manning-Stanley BSc, MA (Cantab), MSc

Lecturer and Assessment Officer School of Health Sciences


Personal Statement

After completing a degree in Natural Sciences (Zoology) I had a short career working in finance as an equities analyst and business rates advisor. In my late twenties I decided to retrain as a Diagnostic Radiographer, and undertook my BSc (Hons) here at University of Liverpool, graduating in 2011 with a first class degree. For my undergraduate studies I was awarded the academic prize for all three years and the research prize in my final year. I also presented my final year research project at the UKRC conference in 2011, which was awarded the Forder Memorial Award News story - Forder Memorial Award

Upon graduation I was employed at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, where I progressed from Band 5 to Band 6 and became responsible for organising research trial activity, overseeing audits and training staff in the newly formed DXA service. Alongside this I completed the NOCN course to become an accredited Learning Representative for the Society of Radiographers in order to support fellow radiography staff in their CPD endeavours. I then trained as a reporting radiographer, completing the PgCert units required at Salford University, and progressed to Band 7 where I also had managerial responsibilities including overseeing a clinical area (Radiology 2 and Walkden Gateway), staff appraisals and management, and acting as a Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) for Radiology 2. I was also involved in conceiving and writing the policy for ongoing audit of reporting radiographer practice, and in training Year 1 Specialist Registrars in Radiology.

In 2016 I took up a lecturer position here at University of Liverpool and transferred my credits from Salford so I could work towards my MSc in Advanced Practice in Healthcare, which I finished and received a distinction for in 2019. Completing my teaching qualification ('The Certificate in Professional Studies in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education') alongside this enabled me to gain accreditation from the Higher Education Academy as a Fellow (FHEA). I have thoroughly enjoyed applying the theory from this course into practice, teaching and assessing across both the BSc (Hons) and pre-registration MSc Diagnostic Radiography courses, and have extended my management responsibilities through undertaking the Director of Studies role for the BSc (Hons) degree course. More recently I completed an ILM Level 5 course in Coaching and Mentoring, and have enjoyed helping both staff and students alike in achieving their full potential. Recently, I have moved from the Director of Studies role to managing the assessments for the BSc (Hons) degree course through my role as the Assessment Officer.