Lotte DijkstraStudent | Full-time | Netherlands
MSc EpidemiologyContact Lotte Dijkstra
In 2019 I graduated from my MSc in Medicine at the University of Amsterdam. During medical school I volunteered in many sexual health related projects, which is what sparked my interest in public health. In the period before starting me MSc at LSHTM I worked as a medical doctor in emergency psychiatric services. Currently I still serve as a supervisory board member at a large SRHR NGO.
Research interests or career goals
My ambition is to become a psychiatrist and combine clinical work with research. After the MSc I hope to go into specialty training and combine that with research on determinants and prevention of mental health issues.
Why I chose LSHTM/my programme
What drew me to LSHTM was the international environment, because the many varying perspectives that brings. I chose the epidemiology course because I felt it could provide me with solid methodological and statistical skills that would allow me to carry out research on the determinants of mental health.