Who We Are

abbey research educates and empowers inclusive communities.

All relationships take work - personal and professional alike. However, people are also hard to figure out. We know this, we've been studying them for over 20 years. 

The Good Doctors are passionate about serving you and those around you in how to be deeper and fuller humans. From YouTube videos to Keynotes - give us anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 days and we know we can make a difference. 

At our core, we are educators. Whether in person or online, our conversations and resources are designed to help you learn empathy in order to build more inclusive communities. 

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About Us

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 and second generation family business co-owner. 


After completing her PhD, Dr. Donnelly realized that her passion for serving organizations and her skills as a speaker and researcher complemented each other perfectly and Abbey Research was born.


In 2017, Dr. Erin Hinson moved from part-time consultant to full-time team member. While they are the primary speakers and teachers, both believe in continual learning and are perpetually seeking to expand their own personal and professional knowledge. They figure they should practice what they teach. 

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, podcasts, academic publications, conferences, and more. 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.

We educate and empower inclusive communities

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