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. 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 two books, numerous scientific papers, and many popular articles. Dean is also the patron of the UK Amateur Fossil Hunters organisation (UKAFH).
"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
CNN International - CNN Inspirations: Wild Explorers. Join Dean, marine biologist Diva Amon and mammalogist Kris Helgen as they share some of their incredible discoveries and new research with CNN presenter Max Foster. Friday 30 June, 4.15 am & 10.15 pm. Saturday 1 July, 8.15 am & 9.15 pm. Sunday 2 July, 2.15 am & 4.15 pm. Times are U.S. Eastern Time - Add 5 hours for UK time.
Local Science Hero: Adventures of a Palaeontologist. Public lecture as part of an event funded by The Royal Society. Talk and event held at Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery. Saturday 1 July. Dean will be speaking at 11.00-12.00 & 2.30-3.30) and working with palaeoartist James McKay to create a giant dinosaur mural.