Tom Dawson is a Principal Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews and the Director of SCAPE (Scottish Coastal Archaeology and the Problem of Erosion). The research focus of the SCAPE team is the archaeological and historical heritage of the coast, especially sites threatened by natural processes and climate change. SCAPE combines academic research with practical projects, and has recently completed a study looking into methods of prioritising coastal sites for action. SCAPE also collaborates with communities around Scotland, adopting a citizen science approach to heritage management. Recent collaborative projects have included archaeological excavations, digital 3D recording, detailed surveys and the relocation of eroding prehistoric structures by the community to their local heritage centre. SCAPE works closely with national heritage organisations, and Tom has served as a Commissioner with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland and Vice President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.