Professional background

Dr Chapman qualified from Bristol University in 1990 after which she undertook a medical rotation and gained MRCP. Her anaesthetic training took place at various hospitals on the North Central Thames rotation in London including a year as a research fellow for the Centre of Anaesthesia. Her work during this time focused on the high risk surgical patient, perioperative fluid management and gastric mucosal perfusion.

She was appointed consultant with a special interest in maxillofacial anaesthesia at UCLH in 2002 and is clinical lead for preoperative preassessment and college tutor.

Research interests

  • Anaesthesia for photodynamic therapy in head and neck cancer
  • Preoperative preassessment


  • Chapman MV, Webb AR, Vincent JL, Mythen MG. Gastrointestinal Tonometry: State of the Art. Intensive Care Medicine 2000; 26:613-22
  • Chapman MV, Woolf RL, Bennett Guerrero E, Mythen MG. The effect of hypothermia on calculated values using saline and automated air tonometry. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 2002, 16(3):304-7
  • Hamilton MA, Chapman MV, Mutch M, Bennett-Guerrero E and Mythen MG. The Relationship Between a Pentagastrin-Stimulated Gastric Luminal Acid Production Test (Gastrotest) and Enteral Feeding-Related Gastrointestinal Complications in Critically Ill Patients. Anesth Analg 2005;100:1447-1452
  • Theodossy T. Chapman M, Mitchell V and Hopper C. Anaesthetic considerations for patients receiving photodynamic therapy in head and neck surgery. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2007 Mar;24(3):225-9.