Dr Amanda Chapman, PhD

  • Senior Lecturer in Academic Practice, Centre for Academic Practice Enhancement SFHEA
  • Academic Quality and Development
Dr Amanda Chapman, PhD


I have been teaching in Higher Education for all of my career, initially as a research assistant In the School of Languages and European Studies at Wolverhampton University. I moved to the then St Martin’s College to teach Economics on the Business Degrees. I moved to academic development and am currently a Senior Academic Developer within CAPE where I am the Programme Leader for the PgCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and the Scheme Lead for the UKPSF Professional Route to Fellowship.

I am also the University Lead on Assessment, taking a key role within the LTA Assessment Group. 

My research interests and publications are focused upon Assessment, Mature Students, Imposter Syndrome and Academic Identity. I am a member of the Executive Committee for Assessment in Higher Education which runs annual conferences and is at the cutting edge of Assessment and Feedback research. I am Deputy Director for the Higher Education theme in the LED reserach centre (Learning, Education and Development). In addition, I am a reviewer for the Practitioner Research in Higher Education journal and the Journal of Further and Higher Education.

I currently have one PhD student in the field of Teaching and Learning in the Allied Health professions.

My external work includes being an External Examiner at University of Wolverhampton, University of Bolton and currently Maynooth University in Ireland.

Qualifications and memberships

BA (Hons), Mphil, PhD, SFHEA


Academic and research interests


Mature Students

Imposter Syndrome

Academic Identity

Research supervision

Kelly Fielden


Chapman, A & Ruston, S. (2019) Improving Cross Disciplinary Assessment through Rubrics Conversations. Assessment in Higher Education. Manchester. 26th – 27th June.

Chapman, A. (2018) Imposter Syndrome in Academia, Edinburgh Napier University, 10th April

Chapman, A. (2017) Using the Assessment Process to overcome Imposter Syndrome in Mature Students, Journal of Further and Higher Education: Vol 41, No 2, pp112-119

Meer, N and Chapman, A. (2014). Assessment for Confidence: Exploring the impact that low stakes assessment design has on student retention, International Journal of Management Education (IJME) pp. 186-192 DOI information: 10.1016/j.ijme.2014.01.003

Meer, N and Chapman, A. (2014) Can we do it like this?: Students as partners in the assessment process. Business and Management in Higher Education: An International Journal (BMHE) DOI information: 10.11120/bmhe.2014.00008

Chapman, A (2013) ‘I can’t hand it in yet- it’s not perfect’: Mature students’ experience of assessment and contested identities. Assessment in HE conference, Maple House, Birmingham, 26th-27th June

Chapman, A. (2012) A (re)negotiation of identity: from ‘mature student’ to ‘novice academic’. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning. 14 (3) pp 44-61

Recent external roles

Reviewer - Practitioner Research in Higher Education journal

Reviewer - Journal of Further and Higher Education

External Examiner - University of Wolverhampton, University of Bolton, Maynooth University, Ireland