Dean is a member of numerous Associations and sits on various committees and Boards.

  • Editorial Board for International Sports History Journal (Associate Editor) and Impumelelo – The Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sports
  • Committee Member, Cape Higher Education Consortium (South Africa)
  • Committee Member, Cape Peninsula University of Technology Research Ethics Committee
  • Research Associate, University of Ulster (South African Special Olympics Project)
  • Historical Advisor to the RFU Museum, Twickenham & SARFU Centenary Committee
  • British Society of Sports History Selection Panel for the Lord Aberdare Book Prize
  • British Society of Sports History (Executive Committee Member)
  • International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (Committee Member)
  • Australian Society of Sports History
  • North American Society of Sports History