I obtained my BSc in Health Education and Promotion from the University of Maastricht and my MSc in Health Sciences – Infectious Diseases from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. From 2011 to 2017, I worked as a (field) epidemiologist for ITM, RIVM, PHE, WHO and MSF in Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK and sub-Saharan Africa. I graduated from the 2-year Field Epidemiology Training Programme in 2016. My main focus is reducing infectious disease transmission in marginalised and vulnerable groups.
I joined the Lamberton Lab in October 2017, seeking to specialise in parasitic helminths and neglected tropical diseases and further develop my research skills. I successfully applied for the University of Glasgow’s 4 year Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith scholarship for interdisciplinary PhDs and I am combining field epidemiology with ethnography and population genetics to understand schistosomiasis transmission in children in rural Uganda. Supervised by Dr Poppy Lamberton, Dr Christina Faust and Dr Lucy Pickering I am researching who is infecting whom and where in Mayuge District, Uganda.
V Rew, P Mook, SCM Trienekens, KS Baker, TJ Dallman, C Jenkins, PD Crook, and NR Thomson (2018) Whole genome sequencing revealed concurrent outbreaks of shigellosis in the English Orthodox Jewish community caused by multiple importations of Shigella sonnei from Israel. Microbial Genomics 4(3) e000170.
P Mook, J McCormick, S. Kanagarajah, GK Adak, P Cleary, R Elson, M Gobin, J Hawker, T Inns, C Sinclair, SCM Trienekens et al. Online market research panel members as controls in case-control studies to investigate gastrointestinal disease outbreaks: early experiences and lessons learnt from the UK. Epidemiology & Infection 2018 [ahead of print]
Peeters Grietens K, Gryseels C, Dierickx S, Bannister-Tyrrell M, SCM Trienekens et al. Characterizing types of human mobility to inform differential and targeted malaria elimination strategies in Northeast Cambodia. Nature Scientific Reports 2015 Nov 23;5:16837.
Gryseels C, Peeters Grietens K, Dierickx S, Xuan XN, Uk S, Bannister-Tyrrell M, SCM Trienekens et al. High mobility and low use of malaria preventive measures among the Jarai male youth along the Cambodia-Vietnam border. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2015 Oct 7;93(4):810-8.
SCM Trienekens, C. Anderson, et al. Don’t count your chicken livers: An outbreak of Campylobacter sp. not associated with chicken liver parfait, England, November 2013 PLoS Currents Outbreaks 2014;12:6.
SCM Trienekens, Koedijk FDH, et al. Sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, in the Netherlands in 2011. Bilthoven: Centre for Infectious Disease Control - National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) 2012.