Dr Dean Lomax
Dr Dean Lomax is a palaeontologist, author, and TV host. He is currently an 1851 Research Fellow. His research primarily focuses on ichthyosaurs, or ‘sea dragons’ but his interests are broad and focus on a variety of topics.
- british dinosaurs
- mary anning
- animal behaviour
- Early Jurassic
1851 Research FellowSchool of Earth Sciences
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Today, Dr Lomax is an internationally recognised multi-award-winning palaeontologist, author, and presenter. He travels across the world excavating and researching dinosaurs and other ancient animals, discovering and naming new species, and regularly appears on TV as an expert and presenter, notably co-hosting the primetime TV series Dinosaur Britain. He is the author of multiple books and many academic papers, is a leading authority on ichthyosaurs, and won a gold medal for science communication at the Houses of Parliament. Dean earned his PhD at The University of Manchester where he is also an Honorary Visiting Scientist and is also an 1851 Research Fellow at The University of Bristol. — In 2021, he led the excavation of the 'Rutland Sea Dragon', the most complete skeleton of a large prehistoric reptile ever found in the UK. He presented a TED talk about this sensational discovery.