Deborah Ann Tyrrell

Tel: +44 (0) 1752 232430
Fax: +44 (0) 1752 232406



Full-time PhD research student of IMS
Research area: Modelling the Quality of Water in an Embayment in the Patos Lagoon, Brazil


Key Experience

  • Design, project management, and execution of estuarine/coastal oceanographic and marine environmental surveys;
  • Analysis and interpretation of oceanographic and water quality survey data;
  • Collation and presentation of oceanographic and environmental datasets using CAD and GIS software;
  • Environmental impact assessment;
  • Technical appraisal of coastal schemes for the collection, treatment and disposal of waste water;
  • Working knowledge of UK and EC legislation relating to tidal waters and discharge control;
  • Design and implementation of oceanographic/environmental data and report libraries using database and GIS software;
  • Verification and development of a hydrodynamic particle tracking model


Academic background

  • Part–time research studentship :‘Oceanographic Studies and Mathematical Modelling of the Tukangbesi Islands, Indonesia’, IMS, Plymouth University, 2000-2001.
  • P.G.C.E Primary Teaching, College of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth, 1990 - 1991.
  • BSc. Oceanography with Meteorology and Geology, Plymouth University, 1985 - 1989.
  • A Levels – Biology, Chemistry, Pure Mathematics with Statistics, Kingston College of Further Education, 1983-1985.


Employment background

  • Scientific Officer Tidal Water Quality, Environment Agency, Exeter, 1999-2001.
  • Self-Employed Marine Scientist, 1996-1999.
  • Marine Scientist, Southern Science Ltd, Southampton, 1994-1996.
  • Marine Scientist, Wimpey Environmental Ltd, Plymouth, 1991-1994.


Further technical & professional qualifications

  • R.Y.A/DoT Small Craft Basic Sea Survival, Salcombe, 2001.
  • R.Y.A Short Range Maritime Radio Operator, Plymouth, 2001.
  • 5 day Urban Pollution Management, WrC, Swindon, 2001.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Access, Exeter, 2000.
  • R.Y.A Level 2 Power Boat, Plymouth Sailing School, 2000.
  • Introduction to ArcView GIS, ESRI, Exeter, 1999.
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, Indonesia, 1999.
  • R.Y.A Coastal Skipper, Plymouth Sailing School, 1998.
  • R.Y.A Diesel Engine Maintenance, Southampton, 1996.
  • 2 day Offshore Sea Survival, Southampton, 1995.