Professor Karen Chapman
Following her PhD (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK), Karen Chapman spent 2 years at Harvard University supported by fellowships from the Royal Society and the European Molecular Biology Organisation. She returned to the UK in 1985 to join the MRC Brain Metabolism Unit in Edinburgh where she started research on steroid hormones. She subsequently joined the University of Edinburgh, moving through the ranks from a Caledonian Research Foundation/Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellowship to Personal Chair (in 2008). In 2015, she became an Adjunct Professor in the School of Anatomy and Human Physiology at UWA. Her research over the last 25 years on glucocorticoid action and metabolism is internationally leading. She has a keen interest in postgraduate education and in mentoring early career researchers. She is also very active in the UK-based Society for Endocrinology and is currently the General Secretary of the Society.