Prof. Marianne Chapman

Professor Chapman is an academic in the Discipline of Acute Care Medicine in the University of Adelaide and a clinician in the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Flinders University, Adelaide 1982) and a PhD in the area of gastrointestinal pathophysiology and nutrition in the critically ill. She is a Fellow of the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, the Australian College of Intensive Care Medicine and the Faculty of Anaesthetists in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

She is a Professor in the Discipline of Acute Care Medicine at the University of Adelaide and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne. She has been an Intensivist in the ICU at the Royal Adelaide Hospital since 1994 and the Director of Research since 1998. As Director of Research she leads a group of researchers (medical, nursing, allied health and scientists) focused on clinical research in the critically ill which covers a breadth of areas. The significant successes of the broader group in terms of grant funding, publication and awards reflect her ability to provide support and foster enthusiasm and success in her colleagues and trainees. Her particular area of interest relates to gastrointestinal pathophysiology, nutrition and metabolism but also extends to other areas such as thyroid function in sepsis etc. Professor Chapman has also been the Chairman of the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Intensive Care Unit, Research Committee since 1998; and is a member of both the Royal Adelaide Hospital and University of Adelaide Research Committees. She has previously held roles on the Board of Examiners for the College of Intensive Care Medicine, the Abstract Review Committee for the Australian & New Zealand Intensive Care Society and the Scientific Committee for the Intensive Care Foundation.

In the past 5 years, Associate Professor Chapman has received more than $8 million in research grant funding (including as CI/AI on NHMRC/ARC project and CRE grants as follows: APP1078026 – 2015-2019 –CIA project grant $3,542,500; APP1041687 – 2012-2017 –CII CRE grant $2,499,990; LP120100606 – 2012-2014- ARC linkage CIC $183,000; APP1025186 - 2012-2014 – CIA project grant $542,500). She is CIA on the largest NHMRC funded grant in the field of critical care nutrition (APP1078026) a multicentre phase 3 clinical trial which is enrolling patients so successfully that it is likely to complete recruitment earlier than planned.
Professor Chapman is a recognised world leader in the area of gastrointestinal pathophysiology in critical illness and has received national and international recognition, with invitations for the presentation of her work at 23 national and international meetings since 2012. These include recent participation on faculty at the American Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition conference in Los Angeles in February 2015; and the Indian CRITICARE conference in Bangalore in March 2015.

Professor Chapman is registered as a Principal Supervisor for higher degree students at the University of Adelaide. Professor Chapman is also a supervisor and assessor of medical students completing Honours degrees and an undergraduate examiner for MBBS at the University of Adelaide. She also reviews for multiple journals, including Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Intensive Care Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care & Resuscitation and Clinical Nutrition.

She has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers (over 50 in the past 5 years, 4 invited book chapters, 6 invited reviews and 1 invited editorial). A number of these publications have appeared in the highest ranking journals in her area of critical care, including in ‘Critical Care Medicine’, ‘Intensive Care Medicine’ and ‘Critical Care’. Professor Chapman has also had many publications in high-ranking journals outside of her field, including ‘Gut’, the ‘American Journal of Clinical Nutrition’, the ‘Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism’, ‘Diabetes Care’ and ‘Diabetes’. She has had 26 publications with over 50 citations.