Dr Richard Pope is a true Geordie and avid supporter of the Toon (Newcastle United Football Club). He is a Reader in Climate Change at the University of Derby and an active research in the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre. He is currently involved in a number of climate change related research projects. Working with with colleagues from universities in Europe and the US he is undertaking pioneering research that is seeking to elucidate the nature of glacial activity in the mountain ranges of the northern and central Peloponnese (southern Greece) during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) and the Younger Dryas (YD). Back the UK he is working with colleagues from several English universities to unravel the glacial history of the western Isles (particularly on Arran and Mull) using a novel field methodology that combines ground penetrating radar (GPR) and traditional field mapping with the dating of sediments using the Schmidt Hammer, cosmogenic dating and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) techniques.