Dean is an internationally recognised multi-award-winning palaeontologist, presenter 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 prehistoric 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 expert co-presenter for ITV’s Dinosaur Britain. He has written books, numerous scientific papers, and many popular articles. Dean is also the patron of the UK Association of Fossil Hunters (UKAFH) & Mary Anning Rocks.

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

BBC Breakfast. Live interview – studio guest appearance discussing the new movie: The Meg. Dean talks about the science behind Megalodon, shows some of their teeth and discusses the importance of protecting living sharks. Link to the clip here.
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Lomax, D. R., Porro, L. B. and Larkin, N. R. 2019. Descriptive anatomy of the largest known specimen of Protoichthyosaurus prostaxalis (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria) including computed tomography and digital reconstruction of a three-dimensional skull. PeerJ. The study is Open Access.

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Ichthyosaurs: Up Close & Personal Public lecture for the Lapworth Museum of Geology – 'Jurassic Marine Monsters' - Family Fun Day (free event). Details: Wednesday 20 February (11.30 am), 2019. The talk will be held at Lapworth Museum of Geology - Earth Sciences Building (R4 on campus map).

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