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Tess Flood

Research Assistant- Occupational Performance Research Group

Tess Flood is a research assistant with the Occupational Performance Research Group at the University of Chichester. Tess recently completed her MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology looking at the Effects of an L (-) Menthol on exercise at a Fixed-RPE in the heat.

Tess has experience as an applied practitioner in sport science and has assisted the GB Rowing START Talent ID program for the last two years and volunteered in the #DiscoverYourGold nationwide Talent ID program. During her MSc Tess worked for St Mary’s Clinic and undertook placements with GB Rowing Sport Science Team. 



2014-2016 – MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology, St Mary’s University

2011-2014 – BSc Sport and Exercise Science, University of Brighton


British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)


Flood, T. R., Waldron, M., & Jeffries, O. (2017). Oral l-menthol reduces thermal sensation, increases work-rate and extends time to exhaustion, in the heat at a fixed rating of perceived exertion. European journal of applied physiology, 117(7), 1501-1512.


Tess has research interests in the following areas:

  • Thermoregulation and heat stress

  • Heat illness

  • Menstrual Cycle