Caspar is a Research Associate and teacher with a background in mathematics and engineering. He has twenty years of research experience in industry and academia, a wealth of teaching experience in a variety of subjects both in the UK and internationally, and is the proud father of two. He is currently conducting research into sediment transport in the Department of Geography at Durham University. He has been involved in RCE North East since its inception, helping to write the original bid to the United Nations that resulted in the establishment of the RCE. He founded The Great Debate project in 1998 to provide a space for public debate in the North East, bringing internationally renowned speakers to the region to contribute to workshops, courses and discussions aimed at a general audience. As well as being a founder member of the RCE North East steering group he was Director of RCE North East from September 2011 to October 2013, founding NECTER as its coordinating body in October 2011.