Course Leader, Journalism MA (Online)

Dr Kit Chapman is a science journalist with more than 15 years' experience writing for titles including the Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, Nature and Chemistry World. His first book, Superheavy, was nominated for the American Association for the Advancement of Science's SB&F prize for young adults, and his second book, Racing Green, looks at the technology of motorsport. He is currently writing Vampire's Kiss, an interactive romance-adventure for Choice of Games.

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Year Qualification Awarding body
2021 PhD, history and philosophy of science University of Sunderland
2006 MPharm, pharmacy University of Bradford

Honors and awards

Year Description

American Academy for the Advancement of Science SB&F Prize for young adults, shortlisted


Best Feature, TABPI Awards (Bronze)


Best Original Digital Feature Idea, BSME Rising Stars


Editorial Team of the Year (Business), AOP Awards


Senior Pharmacy Writer of the Year, Avicenna Awards


New Business News Journalist of the Year, PPA PTC Awards


Best Feature, TABPI Awards (Gold)


Business Journalist of the Year, PPA Awards (shortlisted)


New Journalist of the Year, PPA PTC Awards (shortlisted)

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Narrative non-fiction, long-form journalism, travelogue, popular science, popular history, interactive fiction

Research Topics

  • Journalism in emerging media platforms


Areas of teaching

  • Journalism

Courses taught

  • MA Journalism (Online)
  • BA(Hons) Creative Writing (Online)
  • BA(Hons) Creative Writing

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

Member, British Society of Science Historians