Professor Antony Chapman

Elected: 2016

Area(s): General - public service, Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine & Mathematics

Specialist Subject(s): Higher Education Leadership & Management, Psychology

Professor Chapman was Vice Chancellor of Cardiff Met for 18 years from 1998 to his retirement in September 2016. He was Wales’ longest serving Vice-Chancellor.

Professor Chapman passed away on Friday, 1st July 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

Originally from Canterbury, Professor Chapman held a number of academic and leadership roles at the Universities of Cardiff, Leeds and Wales throughout his career and, among other achievements, is a former President of the British Psychological Society.

A Mathematics and Psychology graduate, his academic work has been published widely and he is acknowledged to have made exceptional and substantial contributions to the Social Sciences.

During his time at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Professor Chapman successfully fought off the threat of mergers, oversaw the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC) becoming Cardiff Met, celebrated the 150th anniversaryof the institution and received a Queen’s Anniversary prize in 2015.

Professor Chapman was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by Cardiff Met in 2016 and an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Leicester University in 2008. He was awarded an OBE in January 2018 for his services to education.