Dr Rachel Pope BA, MA, PhD (Dunelm), FSA, FSA Scot.

Director of Fieldwork; Senior Lecturer in European Prehistory Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology


Personal Statement

Rachel Pope joined Liverpool in 2007. On completing her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Durham in 2003, she undertook fixed-term lecturing in British Prehistory at the Universities of Bangor, Sheffield, Nottingham, and Oxford. In 2004, she was awarded an Early Career Fellowship at the University of Leicester, which was followed in 2006 by a post teaching European Prehistory at Cambridge.

Rachel began excavating Roman sites at the age of 15, and with 25 seasons in the field (including the commercial sector) she is strongly committed to undergraduate learning in a research excavation context, to professional British standards. Between 2005-2011, she directed two research excavations in the UK – Kidlandlee Dean Bronze Age Landscapes Project (Northumberland) and Eddisbury Hillfort, Merrick’s Hill (Cheshire).

Dr Pope currently directs the University of Liverpool excavations at Penycloddiau Hillfort (Flintshire), in partnership with Cadw (Welsh Assembly Government), Denbighshire County Council, and the Global Institute for Field Research (California). Follow the excavations on Facebook.

She is always happy to welcome new postgraduate students to the department here in Liverpool, with its thriving British Prehistory community.