About...

Dean is a multiple award-winning palaeontologist, science communicator and author. He has travelled around the world and worked on many fascinating projects from excavating dinosaurs in the American West to discovering new fossil hunting locations and describing new species of extinct marine reptiles. An Honorary Scientist at The University of Manchester, Dean is passionate about communicating palaeontology and actively engages with traditional and social media. He has written two books, numerous scientific papers and many popular articles and regularly appears on television, most recently as series advisor and recurring on-screen expert presenter for ITV’s Dinosaur Britain (a two-part series based in-part on the book Dinosaurs of the British Isles). Dean is also the patron of UKAFH.

New book

"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

TV Appearance.
Watch out for Dinosaur Britain on ITV 1 (repeat) – Dean is the on-screen expert presenter and series advisor for this two-part documentary. Wednesday 30 December (4.30 pm) & Thursday 31 December (2.30 pm).
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New Publication.
Massare, J. A. and Lomax. D. R. (2016). A new specimen of Ichthyosaurus conybeari (Reptilia, Ichthyosauria) from Watchet, Somerset, England, and a re-examination of the species. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2016.1163264.  More publications


May, 1, 2016. Fully booked.
Trip leader for the UKAFH to Edlington fossil site (lagerstätte), Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
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