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dr. Esmée Bakker MSc

About Esmée Bakker

Esmée Bakker obtained her master degree in Biomedical Sciences at the Radboud University in 2016. During her Masters she visited the Iowa State University where she was supervised by Dr. Duck-Chul Lee. Thereafter, she started her PhD at the department of Physiology at Radboud University and at the Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom. She defended her thesis in March 2021. Currently, she is working as postdoctoral researcher at the department of Physiology, Radboudumc. Her research is focused on physical activity and cardiovascular epidemiology. Esmée examines the effects of physical (in)activity on cardiovascular health within the area of primary and secondary prevention. Her goal is to determine how much physical activity is needed to improve health and to determine the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle.


  • postdoc fysiologie


  • Bachelor Biomedical Sciences, Radboud University, Nijmegen (2011-2014)
  • Master Biomedical Sciences, Radboud University, Nijmegen (2014-2016)
  • Dual PhD at the Radboud University and the Liverpool John Moores University (2016-2021)

Personal prizes & awards

  • Christine Mohrmann Stipendium 2019

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Research position

  • postdoc

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Research Institute Radboud Institute for Health Sciences

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