I am a lecturer on the MSc. Speech & Language Therapy at the School of Allied Health, Faculty of Education & Health Sciences. I lead and teach on several modules relating to linguistics, acquired communication disorders and anatomy and physiology. 

I am interested in Public & Patient Involvement and participatory approaches to health services research and implementation science. My current research focus centres on issues of equity in accessing healthcare, relating to communication; and optimising support for living well with post-stroke aphasia. I am also interested in novel approaches to rehabilitating language and conversation. Current projects and collaborations include: developing a Community of Practice to develop and implement communicatively-accessible psychological support post-stroke; exploring the cost effectiveness of post-stroke Speech & Language Therapy; developing international recommendations for person-centred, inclusive stroke care; and exploring support for parenting in the context of aphasia. 

My work is informed by my professional experience as a Speech & Language Therapist and a Project Manager with expertise in healthcare and service design projects - see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Molly-Manning and https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2798-2695


Some recent publications include:

Manning, M., et al. (2019). "Perspectives of people with aphasia post-stroke towards personal recovery and living successfully: A systematic review and thematic synthesis." PloS One 14(3): e0214200.  


Manning, M., et al. (2020). "The relevance of stroke care for living well with post-stroke aphasia: Qualitative interviews with working-aged adults." Disability and Rehabilitation. 


Donnelly, S., et al. (2020). "Renegotiating dimensions of the self: A systematic review and qualitative evidence synthesis of the lived experience of self-managing rheumatoid arthritis." Health Expectations 00: 1-24.  


Manning, M., et al. (2020). "Supporting people with post-stroke aphasia to live well: A cross-sectional survey of Speech & Language Therapists in Ireland." Health & Social Care in the Community 28(6): 2117-2124. 


Manning, M. and S. Franklin (2016). "Cognitive grammar and aphasic discourse." Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics 30(6): 417-432. http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02699206.2015.1128981