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 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 recurring on-screen expert 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).

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 - Radio Scotland. Guest interview discussing the giant ichthyosaur discovery that Dean and colleagues recently studied and reported. Link to National Geographic news article. Tuesday 10 April, 2018.
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Lomax, D. R., De la Salle, P., Massare, J. A. and Gallois, R. 2018. A giant Late Triassic ichthyosaur from the UK and a reinterpretation of the Aust Cliff ‘dinosaurian’ bones. PLOS One. Paper is Open Access.

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Discovering Dinosaurs in Britain: The Original Dinomania! FREE Public lecture for The Yorkshire Philosophical Society and Yorkshire Museum. Details: Tuesday 13 March (7.30-8.30 pm), 2018. Held at The Tempest Anderson Hall, The Yorkshire Museum, York.

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