DR Esmee Reijnierse

DR Esmee Reijnierse


  • Ageing
  • Gerontology
  • Nutrition
  • Sarcopenia



  • Dr.Esmee M. Reijnierse is an early career researcher and specialized in sarcopenia and currently works as a postdoctoral research fellow in the @AgeMelbourne research group at the Department of Medicine and Aged Care of the University of Melbourne (Australia). She graduated in Nutrition and Dietetics (BHealth, 2012) and Sports Dietetics (Post-Bachelor, 2013) at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands). She subsequently studied Health Sciences (Masters) with a specialization in Nutrition & Health (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). After obtaining her Master of Science degree (MSc, 2014), she started her research career as a PhD student in sarcopenia at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam (October 2014). She successfully defended her PhD thesis in April 2017 entitled: “MUSCLE MATTERS! Recognizing the clinical relevance of the ageing muscle”. Dr. Reijnierse her research interests relate to sarcopenia, nutrition and physical activity in older adults. She is co-founder and president of GoSARC – the Global Sarcopenia Alliance for Researchers and Clinicians in early career – which aims to unite, share knowledge and collaborate with early career researchers and clinicians with an interest in sarcopenia.   


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 2017
  • MSc, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 2014
  • Post-Bachelor, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences 2013
  • BHealth, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences 2012

Awards and honors

  • Best Poster Award, Australia and New Zealand Conference on Sarcopenia and Frailty, 2016
  • EMGO+ Travel Grant, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research (EMGO+), 2016
  • ESPEN travel grant 2015, NVO (Nederlands Voedingsteam Overleg), 2015
  • Professor Joep Munnichs master thesis award 2015, NVG-KNOWS (Dutch Association of Gerontology), 2015


Available for supervision

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