Edmund Manning graduated from University College Cork with a BSc in general nursing in 2003 and worked in several areas in the clinical field ranging from medical to surgical as well as several years in the United States. With extensive years working in the Gerontological setting he joined the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation in University College Cork as a research nurse in 2012 working on several projects over a 4 year period.
During this period Edmund also completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research in the Royal College of Surgeons in 2015.
Following on from his time with the CGR he joined the Food and Nutritional Science department overseeing several food studies over a 3 year period before joining the HRB Clinical Research Facility in 2018. He is based on several studies between both the Cork University Hospital and the Mercy University Hospital in the field of neurological and colorectal research.