Ms Penny Chapman

Ms Penny Chapman

Project Coordinator

Office of the Vice-Chancellor

Career Summary


Penny is the Project Coordinator for the NUW Alliance which comprises three of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities – the University of Newcastle, UNSW and the University of Wollongong. The mission of the NUW Alliance is to seek out the big collaborations that make a difference and unlock new value, impact and benefit for our communities across NSW. As Project Coordinator Penny is responsible for monitoring and managing day-to-day project activities, outputs, interdependencies and risks to enable timely delivery, within budget, and to an agreed scope. The position maintains adherence with project management frameworks and coordinates project stakeholders, meetings and materials.

Prior to this position Penny was employed as the Centre Manager for the Centre for Resources Health and Safety (CRHS) at the University of Newcastle, where she was responsible for the delivery of the Centre's KPIs, developing the Centre’s strategic management and business plans in conjunction with the Chair and Director, as well as continuing to develop strategic partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, particularly key industry groups in the resources sector at a state and national level.

Penny has qualifications in both business management and health, acquiring a Master of Public Health in 2017. 


  • 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


Project Coordinator
Centre for Resources Health and Safety
Office of the Vice-Chancellor
Vice-Chancellor's Division

Contact Details

Phone (02) 403 39249


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