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Miss Fay Manning



Telephone: 01392 727467

Extension: (Streatham) 7467


Fay completed her Bsc Hons and MSc degrees at Manchester Metropolitan University in Exercise and sport Science, with research projects in 'The effect of low-concentration EDTA on bone mechanics' and 'Understanding impact and stress fractures in healthy v. osteoporotic bone'.  

Now working on her PhD under Prof. Peter Winlove   and Dr. Jude Meakin  within the Biomedical Physics Group at Exeter, she studies the structure and function of the vertebral endplate and its role in the physiology and pathology of degenerative spinal disorders. Employing recent advances in microscopy of living tissues combined with mechanical measures she hopes to improve understanding of the normal and pathological endplate and relate differences in structure and function to clinical pathology.  This PhD is funded by Orthopaedic Research UK (Ref: 524).



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  • 2016 - Pres.     Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (PhD) - University of Exeter
  • 2014 - 2015     Master of Science (MSc) - Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2011 - 2014     Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) - Manchester Metropolitan University


Conferences and Invited Talks

  • "Novel Imaging Techniques gives New Insight into the Structure of Vertebral Endplates" - (Invited Talk) Manchester Metropolitan University, RKE Cheshire  (10/05/2017)
  • "Insight into Vertebral Endplates" - (Invited Talk) Imperial Collage London, MSk Lab (26/04/2017)
  • "Application of Novel Imaging Techniques gives New Insight into the Structure of Vertebral Endplates" - (Podium Presentation) The Society of Back Pain Research, UK Conference (04/11/2016)
  • "Insight into Vertebral Endplate Structure Through the application of Novel Imaging Techniques" - (Podium Presentation) Bath University Biomechanics and Regenerative Medicine Symposium (12/09/2016) 



  • £3,840 - "Society of Back Pain Research- Research Travel Fellopship" - for 8 week collaborative research project at the Department of Chemical and Material Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand (Awarded Jan 2017)


Contributions to the Community

  • Brilliant Club, PhD Tutor - Tutorial delivery in schools, aiming to widening access to highly selective Universities  (Autumn Term, 2016)
  • BioPhysics Outreach - Primary, Seconday and potential student outreach and engagement  ( 2016-present)


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy  (2016-present)
  • Member of the Society of Back Pain Research (2016-present)