Dean is a multiple award-winning palaeontologist, science communicator and author. He has travelled around the world and worked on many fascinating projects from excavating dinosaurs in the American West to discovering new fossil hunting locations and describing new species of extinct marine reptiles. An Honorary Scientist at The University of Manchester, Dean is passionate about communicating palaeontology and actively engages with traditional and social media. He has written two books, numerous scientific papers and many popular articles and regularly appears on television, most recently as series advisor and recurring on-screen expert presenter for ITV’s Dinosaur Britain (a two-part series based in-part on the book Dinosaurs of the British Isles). Dean is also the patron of 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.
British 'sea dragon' fossils are 'new to science' (BBC). Dean's scientific research on ichthyosaurs was covered by the BBC, with commentary from Dean. Thursday 6 October, 2016
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New Publication.
Lomax, D. R. and Massare, J. A. 2016. Two new species of Ichthyosaurus from the lowermost Jurassic (Hettangian) of Somerset, England. Papers in Palaeontology.
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Sunday 30 October (10.00–11.00 am)
British Dinosaurs. Public lecture and book signing for the Dinosaur Society special Dinosaur Days event. Held at the WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT.
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