Steve Brusatte is a palaeontologist and research fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He studies the anatomy, genealogy, and evolution of dinosaurs and other fossil animals with backbones. Steve’s particular research interests are the origin of dinosaurs and the evolution of birds from carnivorous dinosaurs. He has a PhD from Columbia University and degrees from the University of Chicago and University of Bristol. He has written over 60 scientific papers, published four books (including the coffee table book Dinosaurs and the technical volume Dinosaur Paleobiology), and has described over 10 new species of fossil animals. He has done fieldwork in Britain, China, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and the United States. His research is profiled often in the popular press and he is a 'consultant palaeontologist' on the Walking With Dinosaurs team.