I am an experienced public speaker and have won multiple awards for my work in science and science communication, including winning a gold medal for excellence in science at the Set For Britain 2015 event held at the Houses of Parliament, London.
Whether it is working with schools, speaking at specialist societies or giving keynote lectures, I have delivered hundreds of public (and private) outreach events. I enjoy nothing more than sharing my passion for palaeontology with people of all ages, from children to learned academics.
Some of my keynote lectures include speaking at the CENTA Festival of Science, announcing the discovery of a new British dinosaur (Dracoraptor) at the National Museum of Wales, and delivering a talk to Junior Chamber International (JCI) about overcoming adversity. I have also lectured to audiences at the The Royal Institution of Great Britain Faraday Theatre and at the Cheltenham Science Festival. At the latter, one member of the public stated: “That was the best lecture of the festival!" Among my most recent projects, in 2021, I teamed up with Kinder as part of their first-ever Masters of Play Festival, which included a "Totally Roarsome Q&A with Dr Dean Lomax. Have you also seen my Natural History Museum Nature Live Talk + Q&A?
In 2019, I presented a TED talk about my unusual path to a successful career in palaeontology and why being told “stop playing with dinosaurs and get a real job” excelled my passion for palaeontology ever further. You can watch the talk here: My unorthodox path to success: How my passion for the past shaped my future..
Drop me a line if you’re interested in arranging an event, be it a lecture, panel discussion, corporate event, to go hunt dinosaurs (or other fossils) together, for TV and Radio, or anything else dinosaur and palaeontology-related.🦖