Dean is a multi-award-winning scientist and science communicator. He has given countless public lectures at a variety of events, in front of audiences of hundreds to thousands of people. Whether this has involved working with youngsters interested in palaeontology, or lecturing at geological societies and giving keynote speeches, he continues to promote palaeontology through various outreach projects.
Some key public lectures have included giving the keynote for the CENTA Festival of Science, announcing the discovery of a new British dinosaur (Dracoraptor) at the National Museum of Wales, and giving the keynote lecture for the Junior Chamber International (JCI). He has also appeared at the Cheltenham Science Festival, where one member of the public stated “That was the best lecture of the festival!” As Dean also speaks in schools, he receives letters from teachers and children. One letter said: “You have inspired me to carry on my goal and never give up."
His accessible, laid-back and fun approach to science make him a much sought after speaker and he is available for talks, presentations and corporate events whether these are lectures, panel discussions or after dinner speeches etc. Much of Dean’s science communication and outreach includes work with the media.
Dean is passionate about science communication and sharing palaeontology with all ages. With his infectious enthusiasm and genuine love for his subject (seen often to be a ‘dry’ and ‘closed’ science), Dean continues to inspire audiences by igniting their interest in palaeontology.
If you have an enquiry about a public lecture or are interested in attending a forthcoming lecture, please get in touch.