I am an experienced public speaker and have won multiple awards for my work in science and science communication, including winning a gold medal for excellence in science at the Set For Britain 2015 event held at the Houses of Parliament, London.
Whether it is working with schools, speaking at specialist societies or giving keynote lectures, I have delivered hundreds of public (and private) outreach events. I enjoy nothing more than sharing my passion for palaeontology with people of all ages, from children to learned academics.
Some of my keynote lectures include speaking at the CENTA Festival of Science, announcing the discovery of a new British dinosaur (Dracoraptor) at the National Museum of Wales, and delivering a talk to Junior Chamber International (JCI) about overcoming adversity. I have also lectured to audiences at the The Royal Institution of Great Britain Faraday Theatre and at the Cheltenham Science Festival. At the latter, one member of the public stated: “That was the best lecture of the festival!” So, I must be doing something right 🦖.
In addition to my public speaking gigs, I consult for TV and Radio programmes as an expert and presenter. My scientific research is also often covered by the international media. For more, see the media page.
In 2019, together with fellow palaeontologist Jason Sherburn, we launched the palaeontology podcast, ‘On the FOSSIL Record’.
Please do drop me a line if you’re interested in arranging an event, be it a lecture, panel discussion, corporate event, to hunt dinosaurs together (or other fossils), for TV and Radio and so on.