Lewis Dean

Science communicator and primatologist

I am a science communicator who can regularly be found on stage or on radio putting a chimp on trial, talking about what evolution can really tell us about human behaviour and generally being enthusiastic about biology.

By day I work in public engagement policy. I work with universities and funders to promote the best quality public engagement and ensure that it has positive outcomes for researchers, the research that they’re doing and society as a whole.

I have a PhD from University of St Andrews where I spent my days researching the evolution of human culture. This involved going to zoos to give chimpanzees, capuchin monkeys, lemurs and children fun games to solve, and watching how they learned to do them.