Consultancy

I undertake a variety of projects as a palaeontological consultant and science communicator. This includes, but is not limited to, the assessment of palaeontology collections (e.g. identification, documentation and research of collections), the development and creation of exhibitions, TV & radio consultancy, author and reviewer, public lectures and guest panelist, and specialist advice/training. Additionally, I also manage fieldwork projects and have led teams in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Fossil Wonders: A Hidden Collection Awakened exhibition at Doncaster Museum (June, 2015).
Fossil Wonders: A Hidden Collection Awakened exhibition at Doncaster Museum (June, 2015).

I am incredibly passionate about science communication and work as a consultant palaeontologist and presenter for various media outlets, see the media page for more details. I also lead fossil hunting trips and give talks/lectures at museums, institutions, societies, organisations and schools etc. See the events page for details.

Selected Consultancy Projects:

2021. Sea Dragon: Scientific advisor, providing facts, figures and content for a short feature film about young Mary Anning .

<i>Kinder's Masters of Play Festival, featuring Jordan Banjo, Draw with Rob, Dr Elizabeth Kilbey and Dr Dean Lomax (April, 2021).
Kinder's Masters of Play Festival, featuring Jordan Banjo, Draw with Rob, Dr Elizabeth Kilbey and Dr Dean Lomax (April, 2021).

2021. Dinosaur Ultimate Handbook: Consultant palaeontologist for DK, Penguin Random House, book: “Dinosaur Ultimate Handbook – The need-to-know facts and stats on more than 200 dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures”.

2021. Leeds Jurassic Trail 2: Consultant palaeontologist for Banana Kick, providing educational content for dinosaur models featured in "Leeds Jurassic Trail 2".

2021. Kinder & Cirkle: Expert and host for Kinder's Masters of Play Festival, which included a "Totally Roarsome Q&A with Dr Dean Lomax."

2021. Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Life: Consultant palaeontologist and reviewer for DK, Penguin Random House.

<i>LEGO Jurassic World - The Dino Files</i>.
LEGO Jurassic World. A recent client for a DK book - "The Dino Files" (2020).

2021. My First Dinosaur Flash Cards: Consultant palaeontologist for DK, Penguin Random House.

2020. The Dinosaur Show: Education consultant for The Society of Adventurers and The Dinosaur Show.

2020. LEGO Jurassic World - The Dino Files: Consultant palaeontologist for LEGO Jurassic World book, published by DK, Penguin Random House.

2020. DnA Pr: Consultant palaeontologist for release of ‘Gigantosaurus’ TV show.

<i>What’s so Special about? A series of children’s dinosaur books written by Nicky Dee and advised by Dean (March, 2016).
What’s so Special about? A series of children’s dinosaur books written by Nicky Dee.

2020. DK, Penguin Random House: Author and consultant for a children’s book, ‘My Book of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life’.

2019. NHK, TV Production: Consultant palaeontologist, providing scientific input and filming presenter-led scenes for a primetime dinosaur documentary series, first aired in Japan.

2019. Doncaster College: Special lecture for students and teachers regarding my work in palaeontology, writing books and how I have overcome adversity.

2019. Lapworth Museum of Geology: Special public lecture about ichthyosaurs, including handling real specimens with the public.

What’s so Special about? A series of children’s dinosaur books written by Nicky Dee.

2019. Western Interior Paleontological Society: Fieldtrip leader for members of WIPS, which included a trip to the Yorkshire Coast (Whitby) and an introduction to the geology and identification of fossils.


Examining a large sauropod vertebra (probably <i>Cetiosaurus</i>) at Gloucester Museum (2018).
Examining a large sauropod vertebra (probably Cetiosaurus) at Gloucester Museum (2018).

2019. Audible: Expert consultant for a series on dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Aired first in 2019.

2018. First News and VUE Cinemas (in association with Edelman and OnlyBeattie): Special public event for children held in VUE Cinema, London, in conjunction with the release of Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom.

2018/9. DK, Penguin Random House: Author and consultant for a children’s book, ‘Dinosaurs Discovered’.

2017/8. Jurassic Kingdom: Consultant palaeontologist for educational materials for a travelling dinosaur exhibition in the UK and Europe.

2017. The Royal Society/Doncaster Museum: Exhibition design and science communication project regarding the ‘Local Science Heroes’ funding stream from The Royal Society.

2017. Jurassic Coast World Heritage Team: Expert consultant tasked in creating and delivering a workshop for teachers, revolving around a scientific discovery.

2016–19. Dragonfly Group Ltd: Consultant palaeontologist for a series of children’s dinosaur books (‘What’s so Special about? and ‘The Bone Wars’), authored by Nicky Dee.

2015. Maverick TV production (for ITV): Series advisor and on-screen expert presenter for Dinosaur Britain. Providing scientific input for script and CGI reconstructions with Jellyfish Pictures.

Excavating fossils in a Palaeocene-aged quarry, Menat, central France (2011).
Excavating fossils in a Palaeocene-aged quarry, Menat, central France (2011).

2015. Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery (Education Department): Consultant palaeontologist – exhibition design, development and creation of new palaeontology gallery, Fossil Wonders.

2015. Thinktank Museum, Birmingham Museums, Birmingham: Consultant palaeontologist – Specialist research, identification & assessment, culminating in a 3D ichthyosaur being displayed.

2014. Abingdon County Hall Museum, Oxfordshire: Consultant palaeontologist – Collections review of ~900 fossils & exhibition design.

2012–2014. Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery – CIRCA Project (funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation): Freelance Curator of Palaeontology, including assessment of ~12,000 fossils, including identification and re-storage of specimens.

2013. Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM), Exeter: Consultant palaeontologist – Collections review of 1000+ fossils, including identification.

2011. Menat Quarry, central France: Consultant field palaeontologist and quarry manager for a Palaeocene-aged Lagerstätte, which included collecting and curating a collection of 262 specimens.