1979 …2020

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Biography

Colin Chapman is Emeritus Professor within the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University. His appointed as Emeritus Professor in 2010 recognised 23 years dedicated service to both the faculty and the University, including 15 years as dean.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from what was then the Victorian College of Pharmacy in 1970, Emeritus Professor Chapman undertook pre-registration training in Geelong before serving in the Australian Regular Army. After undertaking further studies, including a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and a PhD, he joined the college as head of the Department of Pharmaceutics in 1987 and was appointed dean in 1991.

Emeritus Professor Chapman's contribution to the faculty has been substantial. He led the college through the period of amalgamation with Monash University, managed the extension of the Bachelor of Pharmacy from three to four years, managed the introduction of new undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees and oversaw significant expansion of research activities. He was also responsible for developing and implementing a range of initiatives to attract and retain health professionals in rural communities.

Emeritus Professor Chapman contributed his time to many professional organisations and was chairman of the Therapeutic Goods Committee and chairman of the Committee of the Heads of Pharmacy Schools in Australia and New Zealand. In 1998 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

Today Emeritus Professor Chapman continues his work in pharmacy education by consulting internationally on curriculum development and quality assurance, and undertaking research to promote the importance of pharmacy in primary healthcare.

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