Dr Stephen Chapman
- Position: Honorary Lecturer
- Areas of expertise: recovery after surgery; surgical technology; bowel disease; patient experience; clinical trials, qualitative research; cross-disciplinary collaboration
- Email: S.Chapman@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 7.16 Clinical Sciences Building, St. James's University Hospital
- Website: Twitter | ORCID
I am an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Leeds and a General Surgery Registrar in Yorkshire with a clinical interest in Colorectal and Emergency Surgery.
After graduating from Leeds School of Medicine, I completed a programme of Academic Foundation training and was awarded an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship to explore unmet needs in surgical practice.
I later won a competitive NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship to support a PhD on novel treatments for post-operative ileus.
My academic interests include surgical recovery, bowel disease, surgical technology, and creative innovation. I have expertise in trial, mixed-method, consensus-seeking, and qualitative research and work closely with industry and cross-disciplinary collaborators.
I chair the White Rose Surgical Collaborative and sit on the Management Group of the Leeds RCS Surgical Trials Centre. I am also an Associate Editor for the Journal Trials and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Colorectal Disease.
- Honorary Lecturer
- Member of the School of Medicine Research Ethics Committee
Recovery after surgery
I am interested in how patient care can be improved before, after, and around the time of major surgery.
My current work focuses on the recovery of intestinal function after bowel surgery and the creation of novel, evidence-based health resources to encourage patient engagement in surgical care. I am currently Chief Investigator of the NIHR-funded RecoverTogether study, which explores the feasibility of a novel health literacy intervention in NHS surgical practice.
As an academic clinician, I work across broad disciplines of healthcare, academia, and industry. I am driven to address complex challenges in surgical care by working in diverse and cross-disciplinary teams. I am enthusiastic about new and ambitous collaborations.
- BSc (Hons)
- MRCS (Eng)
- PGCert (Clinical Trials)
- Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland
- Member of the Colorectal Disease Editorial Advisory Board
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's