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Meet the Team

Dr Robert Batchelor MCIfA


BSc (Hons) Geology and Geography (Royal Holloway, University of London) PhD (Hons) Geography (Royal Holloway University of London)

Archaeobotany (Palynology)


Tel (work): +44 (0) 118 378 8941

Tel (mobile): +44 (0) 7734 530 438


Jon Badger

Geoarchaeological & Palaeoecological Technician




Hester Crothers

Geoarchaeological Technician




Dr Mike Simmonds

Senior project Manager


Tel (work): 0118 378 8853


Dr Rhys Timms

Archaeological Science Technician




Dr Chris Green

Senior Geoarchaeologist (Sedimentology and Geology)

BA (Hons) Geography; DPhil Geography (Oxford University)

Visiting Research Fellow (Department of Archaeology, University of Reading)


Dr Nick Branch

Head of School

BSc (Hons) Archaeology (University College London), MSc Bioarchaeology (Archaeobotany) (University College London), PhD Geography (Royal Holloway)

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (London), associate of the Walker Institute for Climate Systems Research and Soil Research Centre


Tel: +44 (0) 118 378 6102

Contact us

Archaeological Science:

Rob Batchelor

+44 (0) 118 378 8941;

+44 (0) 7734 530 438 

Hester Crothers

Mike Simmonds  

+44 (0) 118 378 8853

Rhys Timms


Postal Address:

Quaternary Scientific, School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science (SAGES),
The University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 227, Reading, RG6 6AB, UK