Anthony Dean is one of the tour leaders for the Catholic Theological College Study Tour of the Biblical Lands. He holds a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome), incorporating studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He has lectured in Biblical Studies at St Francis Xavier Seminary within the Adelaide College of Divinity (1980-87), and was a Lecturer in Biblical Studies at United Theological Institute within the Sydney College of Divinity (1990-95). In 2008, with Dr Rod Doyle he conducted a study tour of the biblical lands. From 2012, with Dr Rosemary Canavan, he conducts study tours of the biblical lands.
His current academic interests are the Psalms, the early religion of Israel, and pre-Israelite and early Israelite theology.