Researcher biography

In 2019, Abigail graduated from UQ with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in the field of psychology. Her honours research assessed unique question-based interventions for blood donor recruitment and retention, as well as the underlying emotional motivations. In 2021, Abigail was awarded a PhD scholarship under the Helping the medical matchmakers: sustaining and understanding living donors research program. Abigail’s PhD research assesses the impact of identifying as a blood donor on future intentions to donate blood. Her research falls within Applied Social Psychology, a field which focuses on implementing social psychology theory to enact real world change.

Abigail’s principal advisor is Professor Barbara Masser, and her secondary advisor is Associate Professor Fiona Barlow.