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.
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. 2016. Hidden Sea Dragons: Discovering new species of ichthyosaurs in museum collections. Earth Archives, published online.

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Wednesday 8 February (Event time: 7.00–8.00 pm).
Public Lecture – Discovering Dinosaurs in Britain! Interactive talk for the Thomas Hardye School. Held in the Thomas Hardye School Theatre, Dorset.

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