Abbey Research was founded by Dr. Kristen Nielsen Donnelly in 2015. A social science researcher with over two decades of experience, Dr. Donnelly is also a trained social worker with experience working in non-profits and faith communities.
After completing her PhD, Dr. Donnelly realized that her passion for serving leaders and her skills as a researcher complemented each other perfectly and Abbey Research was born.
In 2017, Dr. Erin Hinson transitioned from part-time consultant to full-time team member. While they are the primary researchers, both have skilled and vast networks of advisors and colleagues who help ensure that Abbey Research’s clients are getting a world-class experience with a personalized touch.
The Good Doctors met in 2011, when they were both studying at Queen’s University Belfast. Proving that Gryffindors and Ravenclaws make the best friends, the two quickly bonded over their shared love of musicals, travel, family, and learning.
They are frequent contributors to print media, academic publications, conferences, and meetings. For a summary of recent activity and a schedule of upcoming events, please click here.
Abbey Research is a proud member of Abbey Companies, a family-owned network of businesses serving a variety of industries worldwide, seeking to increase capacity and promote excellence wherever they are.