Richard Berry

MA, DPhil Oxf
Fellow and Tutor in Physics
Professor of Biological Physics


In St Catherine’s I give physics tutorials in a range of topics, mostly to 1st and 2nd years. In the Physics Department I lecture in the 4th year major option Biological Physics and the 2nd/3rd year option Introduction to Biological Physics. I am the head of the Biophysics Practical labs in Physics, and I give guest lectures in the Bionanotechnology 4th year option in the Biochemistry department.

About me

I have been a Tutorial Fellow in Physics at St Catherine's since 2000, having moved from a research fellowship at King's College London. Before that I was a Wellcome Trust Prize Travelling Research Fellow at Oxford (Biochemistry department) and Harvard (Molecular and Cellular Biology department).  My first degree and DPhil are from Oxford Physics.


My main research interests are in Biological Physics which is represented in Oxford by a growing research group in the physics department and beyond. More information can be found here.

Graduate Supervision

My research group contains 6 D. Phil students as of September 2013.  12 other D. Phil. students have graduated from the group in the past.