Paul R. Manger is a professor in Anatomical Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand. Manger's research focus is on the evolution of brain and behaviour – neuroethology – of African mammals.
Manger obtained his BSc Hons in 1989 from the University of Queensland, Australia. After completing his PhD at the University of Queensland in 1994, research the neural and behavioural basis of electroreception in the platypus and echidna, he was employed as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Irvine in the laboratory of the late Prof. E.G. Jones. Following this, Manger did post-doctoral stints at the University of California, Davis and University of California, Los Angeles, before being employed as a Guest researcher at the Karolinksa Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Manger was employed at the level of Senior Lecturer in the School of Anatomical Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand in 2002, was promoted to Reader in 2006 and finally to Full Research Professor in 2012.