Dean is the Operations Director of New Horizon Youth Centre which is based in Kings Cross. The organisation works with 15 to 24 year olds who are either homeless, vulnerable or both. Dean has been at New Horizon Youth Centre for 20 years and started as a locum worker. He has devoted most of his career to this client group who are often marginalised and demonised.

He is especially interested in work that assists young people to move on with their lives if they have been involved in the criminal justice system, are survivors of abuse or have emotional well-being and mental health issues.

Dean also worked for a local authority in the 1990's working with homeless people and is especially interested in equality and diversity, LGBT+ rights, anti-racist work and safeguarding.