Tessa Clemens is a PhD Candidate in Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University in Toronto, Canada. Her dissertation research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of drowning in Canada, and the reporting and classification of drowning deaths worldwide. Following an internship at the World Health Organization in early 2015, her research interests have expanded to include drowning interventions in low- and middle-income countries.
Tessa received a Masters degree in Education in 2012 and has been teaching aquatic and lifesaving courses for over 10 years. Currently she is a course director at York University, teaching the epidemiology of injury prevention. Tessa also works part time as a research administrator for the Drowning Prevention Research Centre Canada. In this role she has assisted with the creation of a new drowning database and contributed to the Canadian Drowning Report.