Dean is an internationally recognised multi-award-winning palaeontologist, science communicator and author. He has travelled the globe and worked on many fascinating projects from excavating dinosaurs in the American West, to describing new species of extinct marine reptiles and winning a gold medal for excellence in science. An Honorary Scientist at The University of Manchester, Dean is passionate about communicating palaeontology with the public and regularly appears on television, including as series advisor and recurring on-screen expert presenter for ITV’s Dinosaur Britain. He has written two books, numerous scientific papers, and many popular articles. Dean is also the patron of the UK Amateur Fossil Hunters organisation (UKAFH).

Dinosaurs of the British Isles...

"This is a thorough, scholarly work presented in a format accessible to everyone. Every dinosaur worker in the world should have a copy"*

*Dr David Martill, University of Portsmouth

Media Appearance.
Tales from the riverbank: Severn relics. Join Dean and Ellie Harrison as they hunt for fossils on the banks of the River Severn at Hock Cliff, Gloucestershire. (Sunday 7 May, 7.00 - 8.00 pm, 2017).
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New Publication.
Massare, J. A. and Lomax. D. R. 2017. A taxonomic reassessment of Ichthyosaurus communis and I. intermedius and a revised diagnosis for the genus. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, published here.

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Saturday 29 April.
Public Lecture – Dinosaurs and Ichthyosaurs of Britain. Interactive talk for the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival. Held at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, Dorset. Event time: 6.00 - 7.00 pm.

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