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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Mr Paul Tyson

Mr Paul Tyson

Systems Support Manager & Experimental Officer (NACWO) - Biological Research Facilities


 Geoffrey Pope 


Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK


Paul has a broad background in aquatic operations and project management ranging from public aquariums to fish health. Starting at his local sealife centre when just 14 years old he has worked as curator at several UK aquariums before joining the University's Aquatic Resources Centre in November 2018 and soon progressing to Deputy Facilities Manager.   

In May 2023 Paul moved to a newly created role of Systems Support Manager and Experimental Officer for the Biological Research Facilities (including ARC).  Paul now implements new ways of working and manages data systems across the BRFs and project manages incoming research projects in the ARC

Outside of work he is a keen photographer, junior football coach and loves climbing mountains, especially in the snow!


BSc Marine Zoology.

MSc Fisheries and Aquaculture. 


April 2023-Present - Systems Support Manager and Experimental Officer (NACWO), Biological Research Facilities

November 2018-Present - Secretary of State Zoo Licence Inspector

November 2018- April 2023 - ARC Deputy Facility Manager

June 2017- Nov 2018 – Senior Biologist National Marine Aquarium

December 2014 – June 2017 – Owner Paul Tyson Photography on St Helena Island

November 2010-August 2014 – Curator of Living Collections – National Museums Liverpool

August 2007 – November 2010 – Curator- Rhyl SeaQuarium

June 2005 – August 2007 – Fish Health Inspector- Cefas Weymouth

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Office Hours:

On-site Monday - Wednesday

Remote working Thursday/Friday

My office hours are flexible around 0900-1700

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