Richard Batley works in the High Energy Physics Research Group at the Cavendish. He holds a BA(Hons) in Mathematics from Cambridge (1976), including Part III Mathematics (1977), and a DPhil in Experimental Particle Physics from Oxford (1981). He was a Fellow in the Experimental Physics Division at CERN (1981-83), and a Research Assistant and SERC Advanced Fellow at Queen Mary College London (1984-89). In 1989, he was appointed an Assistant Lecturer at Cambridge, becoming a Lecturer in 1994 and a Senior Lecturer in 2002.