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Richard Sutcliffe

Research Manager For Natural History

Richard Sutcliffe started with Glasgow Museums as a graduate trainee in 1979. He was appointed Assistant Keeper of Vertebrate Zoology in 1982 and Research Manager for Natural History in 2002. Richard has worked on the museum’s vertebrate zoology collections for over 30 years and is now responsible for overseeing research on all aspects of the natural history collections. He is also responsible for co-ordinating the running of Glasgow Museums Biological Records Centre. He was lead author of Wildlife around Glasgow, published by Glasgow Museums in 2010

Richard studied Geology and graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1978 after which time he worked in Aberdeen Art Galleries as an attendant and in the University of Aberdeen Geology Department as a curatorial assistant in 1979.

In his spare time, he is an active member of the local branch of Butterfly Conservation, and has served on the committee in various roles, notably as local butterfly recorder. He is one of the main authors of Butterflies of South West Scotland, published in 2006. He was awarded the Marsh Lepidoptera Lifetime Achievement Award for his voluntary work in 2013.

Contact Richard Sutcliffe: [email protected]