Deborah Cracknell PhD Student

Deborah Cracknell is a part-time PhD student studying the restorative potential of public aquariums and the influence that different levels of marine life can have on wellbeing outcomes.

Deborah obtained her BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and Microbiology at Plymouth University, before joining the National Marine Aquarium in 1998 as a biologist and diver.

She is currently the Lead Researcher at the National Marine Aquarium, responsible for coordinating and facilitating the research requirements of the company.

Her PhD started in October 2010, under the supervision of Dr Mat White, Dr Sabine Pahl (Plymouth University) and Prof Mike Depledge, and is being funded by the National Marine Aquarium.