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. A visiting 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 Association of Fossil Hunters (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.
CNN International - CNN Inspirations: Wild Discoveries. Join Dean, marine biologist Diva Amon and mammalogist Kris Helgen as they share some of their incredible discoveries and new research with CNN presenter Max Foster. Friday 30 June, 9.15 am. Saturday 1 July, 3.15 am & 1.15 pm. Sunday 2 July, 2.15 am, 7.15 am & 9.15 pm. Times are UK BST.
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New Publication.
Lomax, D. R.., Massare, J. A. and Mistry, R. 2017. The taxonomic utility of forefin morphology in Lower Jurassic ichthyosaurs: Protoichthyosaurus and Ichthyosaurus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2017.1361433.

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Public Lecture.
Dinosaurs and Ichthyosaurs of Britain! Annual Christmas Lecture for the Abingdon Science Partnership (ASP) in collaboration with the ATOM Society. Details: Wednesday 13 December (7-8.00 pm) at the Amey Theatre - Abingdon School, Oxfordshire, OX14 1DE. Tickets available here.

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