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 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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Saturday 10 December (Event time: 1.30–5 pm. Dean's talk is at 1.30–2.10 pm)
Public lecture – The incredible Ichthyosaurus: a reassessment of a British Jurassic icon. Guest lecture for the Manchester Geological Association. Special event series: Recent Discoveries in British Palaeontology. Held at the University of Manchester, Williamson Building, Oxford Road, opposite the Manchester Museum.
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