I am a speaker, author and performer, a dad to three wonderful children, and currently Head of the Bachelor of Performing Arts degree programme at the University of Otago, Dunedin. I’m also an avid but somewhat infrequent fisherman and an enthusiastic but, frankly, rather poor golfer. Life is good. Do get in contact if you’d like me to speak or perform at your event.

As well as being a hugely engaging and accessible speaker, Dr Chapman is a pleasure to work with. He is wholly professional and guaranteed to deliver, always with a warmth, energy, generosity and positivity that makes each project a delight and is reflected in the wide support he enjoys within the community.
— Nicky Page Director City of Literature

Photography by Caroline Davies.