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 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

Talk RADIO. Dean joined radio presenter Penny Smith to talk about dinosaur discoveries in the Sahara Desert, Africa, including a very rare and recent sauropod find. Interview length ~12 minutes. Sunday am., 4 Feb, 2018.
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Massare, J. A. and Lomax, D. R. 2018. Hindfins of Ichthyosaurus: effects of large sample size on ‘distinct’ morphological characters. Geological Magazine, doi:10.1017/S0016756818000146.

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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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