Prof. Paul M. Chapman BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng, CITP, FBCS

Job Title:

Head of the School of Simulation and Visualisation


School of Simulation and Visualisation



Paul Chapman
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Paul Chapman


Prof. Paul M. Chapman

Professor Paul Chapman is Head of the School of Simulation and Visualisation where he has worked since 2009. SimVis is a postgraduate research and commercial centre based in the Digital Media Quarter in Glasgow housing state of the art virtual reality, graphics and sound laboratories. Previously Paul was Director of the Hull Immersive Visualisation Centre and spent several years working as an offshore engineer in the oil, gas and diamond mining industries. Paul holds BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science, he is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT Professional and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

Passionate about technology, Paul applies his experience to real-world problems in numerous disciplines including experimental psychology, archaeology, marine visualisation, speech rehabilitation, flying simulation and medical visualisation.

Paul is an inaugural member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland which was established in 2011 to provide a platform for able and innovative young entrepreneurs, professionals and academics to develop a coherent and influential voice, and to address the most challenging issues facing society in Scotland and beyond.

General and Project management, Software Development, Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Internet Technologies, User Interfaces, Scientific and Information Visualisation, Medical Visualisation, Offshore Marine Visualisation and Heritage Visualisation