Ms Penny Chapman

Ms Penny Chapman

Centre Manager

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary


Penny is the Centre Manager of the Centre for Resources Health and Safety (CRHS) at the University of Newcastle. Penny's role is to provide high level support to the Centre's Chair, Associate Director and research staff, particularly through the coordination and management of research and business projects, including monitoring the CRHS financial and operational performance. She is also responsible for ensuring the delivery of the Centre's KPI's, as well as continuing to develop strategic partnerships with external organisations, particularly key industry groups in the resources sector at a state and national level. Penny has a B of Business with a Management major, a B of Nursing Science and a Master of Public Health. The focus of her research support has been based around preventable non-communicable disease and has clinical nursing experience in orthopaedics, oncology, ICU, mental health and competency as a theatre scrub nurse, specifically ophthalmology and plastics. 


  • Master of Public Health, Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Business, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science, James Cook University
  • Graduate Diploma of Public Health, Griffith University



Year Award
2017 School Award for Collaboration and Excellence (Team Award)
School of Medicine & Public Health, Faculty of Health & Medicine, University of Newcastle | Australia


Year Award
2019 Emerging Leaders and Managers Program (eLAMP)
The University of Newcastle, Australia

Ms Penny Chapman


Centre Manager
Centre for Resources Health and Safety
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Phone (02) 403 39249


Room Level 9, A920
Building NIER A Block
Location Callaghan Campus, NSW
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308