I am passionate about science communication and appear quite regularly on TV and Radio as an expert and sometimes as presenter. Often, I appear on news programmes talking about the latest studies in palaeontology, including my own, but also in documentaries about dinosaurs, prehistoric life and evolution. I am available for consultancy or commentary – feel free to drop me a line.
Regarding my research, field expeditions and museum projects, I have been actively involved with the media since 2008. I have appeared in countless media outlets (such as National Geographic, The New York Times, The Independent, The Guardian, The Skeptics Guide to the Universe, etc), including on several radio stations as the go-to expert (e.g. BBC Radio 4 [Today Programme, Start the Week, and Saturday Live], Talk RADIO, BBC Radio 5Live, etc) and on many TV programmes as expert and presenter (including Dinosaur Britain, NHK’s The Dinosaur Superworld, Curiosity Stream’s Amazing Dinoworld, The One Show, Countryfile, BBC Breakfast, Sunday Brunch Live, CBBC Newsround, etc). I was also selected as a leading palaeontologist and explorer for CNN International's CNN Inspirations - Wild Discoveries, where I discussed my latest research and other new findings in palaeontology.
In 2015, I was the expert co-presenter and series advisor for ITV’s primetime series ‘Dinosaur Britain’ (also on Amazon Prime), appearing alongside presenter Ellie Harrison. Prior to commission, I worked with Maverick TV in the development of the idea, which was based around my book, Dinosaurs of the British Isles. As part of this work, I also collaborated with the producers in developing the story and Jellyfish Pictures for the CGI reconstructions.
In 2019, I gave a TEDx talk about my work in palaeontology, which you can check out here: My unorthodox path to success: How my passion for the past shaped my future.
Since 2012, I have written and developed ideas with various production companies, providing information and background research for palaeontology-related programmes. I’m always happy to chat about palaeontology and related TV ideas, either as presenter, expert or as consultant/advisor.