Professor Steve Chapman commenced his role as vice chancellor and president of Edith Cowan University (ECU) in April 2015. Prior to joining ECU, Prof Chapman was principal and vice chancellor of Heriot-Watt University from 2009, and vice principal at the University of Edinburgh from 2006. Prof Chapman holds a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy from Newcastle University. In 2005, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Edinburgh in 2011.