Dr Richard Montgomery

Dr Richard Montgomery

School of Mathematics
Birmingham Fellow

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Richard Montgomery is a Birmingham Fellow, whose research interests lie primarily in Probabilistic and Extremal Combinatorics.

For more information, please see http://web.mat.bham.ac.uk/R.H.Montgomery/


  • BA with MMath, University of Cambridge, 2011
  • PhD in Pure Mathematics, University of Cambridge, 2015


Richard Montgomery completed his PhD in 2015 at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Andrew Thomason. Following a brief period in 2015 as a postdoctoral research fellow of Daniela Kühn and Deryk Osthus in Birmingham, he was a junior research fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. In April 2018, he joined the School of Mathematics in Birmingham as a Birmingham Fellow.

Postgraduate supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in Combinatorics, and welcome emails from interested candidates.


My research interests are in Combinatorics, and in particular Probabilistic and Extremal Graph Theory.

Recent themes in my research have included the threshold of appearance of spanning subgraphs in random graphs, including resilience and universality problems, rainbow subgraphs in coloured graphs and associated packing problems, and the extremal appearance of minors and subdivisions in graphs.

A full publication list is available at:



A full publication list is available at: