Dr Sanne Van Kampen

Dr Sanne Van Kampen

Research Fellow

Clinical Trials & Health Research - Institute of Translational & Stratified Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)


PenCLAHRC Research Fellow

Sanne joined the Community and Primary Care Research Group in January 2016 to support various projects in health services research under the PenCLAHRC programme. Her areas of expertise include study design and quantitative analysis. Before joining the University of Plymouth, she worked for KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation and the World Health Organization as technical consultant on tuberculosis diagnostics, where she supported various countries in Africa, Central Asia and South East Asia with the implementation and evaluation of new laboratory methods. Her previous research includes patient cohort trials, cost-effectiveness studies, multi-country surveys and systematic reviews on new approaches for infectious disease control.


Sanne has a background in international public health and infectious diseases. Her PhD thesis evaluated the implementation of new diagnostics for tuberculosis in high-burden countries with the aim to bridge the gap between global policy and local practice. (http://dare.uva.nl/document/2/165754)


MSc Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (DL ongoing)

PhD Medical Sciences, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2015

MSc Biomedical Sciences, VU University of Amsterdam, 2010

BSc Biomedical Sciences,  Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2007

Key publications are highlighted

van Kampen SC, Wanner A, Edwards M, Harries AD, Kirenga BJ, Chakaya J & Jones R 2018 'International research and guidelines on post-tuberculosis chronic lung disorders: a systematic scoping review' BMJ Global Health 3, (4) e000745-e000745 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Hunt HA, Van Kampen S, Takwoingi Y, Llewellyn DJ, Pearson M & Hyde CJ 2017 'The comparative diagnostic accuracy of the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the General Practitioner assessment of Cognition (GPCOG) for identifying dementia in primary care: a systematic review protocol' Diagnostic and Prognostic Research 1, (1) , DOI PEARL
van Kampen SC, Tursynbayeva A, Koptleuova A, Murzakhmetova Z, Bigalieva L, Aubakirova M, Pak S & van den Hof S 2015 'Correction: Effect of Introducing Xpert MTB/RIF to Test and Treat Individuals at Risk of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Kazakhstan: A Prospective Cohort Study' PLOS ONE 10, (8) e0136368-e0136368 , DOI
Van Kampen SC, Tursynbayeva A, Koptleuova A, Murzakhmetova Z, Bigalieva L, Aubakirova M, Pak S & Van den Hof S 2015 'Effect of introducing Xpert MTB/RIF to test and treat individuals at risk of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Kazakhstan: a prospective cohort study' PLoS One , DOI
van Kampen SC, Susanto NH, Simon S, Astiti SD, Chandra R, Burhan E, Farid MN, Chittenden K, Mustikawati DE & Alisjahbana B 2015 'Effects of Introducing Xpert MTB/RIF on Diagnosis and Treatment of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Patients in Indonesia: A Pre-Post Intervention Study' PLOS ONE 10, (6) e0123536-e0123536 , DOI
van’t Hoog AH, Cobelens F, Vassall A, van Kampen S, Dorman SE, Alland D & Ellner J 2013 'Optimal Triage Test Characteristics to Improve the Cost-Effectiveness of the Xpert MTB/RIF Assay for TB Diagnosis: A Decision Analysis' PLoS ONE 8, (12) e82786-e82786 , DOI
Piatek AS, Van Cleeff M, Alexander H, Coggin WL, Rehr M, Van Kampen S, Shinnick TM & Mukadi Y 2013 'GeneXpert for TB diagnosis: planned and purposeful implementation' Global Health: Science and Practice 1, (1) 18-23 , DOI
Cobelens F, van Kampen S, Ochodo E, Atun R & Lienhardt C 2012 'Research on Implementation of Interventions in Tuberculosis Control in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review' PLoS Medicine 9, (12) e1001358-e1001358 , DOI
van Kampen SC, Oskam L, Tuijn CJ & Klatser PR 2012 'Survey of the Diagnostic Retooling Process in National TB Reference Laboratories, with Special Focus on Rapid Speciation Tests Endorsed by WHO in 2007' PLoS ONE 7, (8) e43439-e43439 , DOI
Vassall A, van Kampen S, Sohn H, Michael JS, John KR, den Boon S, Davis JL, Whitelaw A, Nicol MP & Gler MT 2011 'Rapid Diagnosis of Tuberculosis with the Xpert MTB/RIF Assay in High Burden Countries: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis' PLoS Medicine 8, (11) e1001120-e1001120 , DOI
van Kampen SC, Ramsay AR, Anthony RM & Klatser PR 2010 'Retooling National TB Control Programmes (NTPs) with New Diagnostics: The NTP Perspective' PLoS ONE 5, (7) e11649-e11649 , DOI
van Kampen SC, Anthony RM & Klatser PR 2010 'The realistic performance achievable with mycobacterial automated culture systems in high and low prevalence settings' BMC Infectious Diseases 10, (1) , DOI