Dr. Anne van Dongen

Dr. Anne van Dongen

Dr. Anne van Dongen

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Ph.D. (Psychology), 2013, University of Maastricht, Netherlands.

Contact details

Phone: 02 9385 8249
Email: Dr. Anne van Dongen

Office: Matthews Building 1305

Research Summary

I'm working on a 3-year postdoctoral research project at Lisa Williams' lab, investigating the emotional underpinnings of blood donation motivation. This project is co-funded by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and the Australian Research Council.


Hoogerwerf, M. D., van Dongen, A., Middelburg, R. A., Merz, E. M., de Kort, W. L. A. M., Frings‐Dresen, M. H. W., ... & Veldhuizen, I. J. T. (2016). Negative experiences and pre‐donation blood pressure: the role of attitude and anxiety. Transfusion Medicine.
Romeijn, B., van Dongen, A., & Kok, G. (2016). Reasons for noncompliance in donor risk reporting regarding male‐to‐male sex. Transfusion.
Hagger, M. S., Luszczynska, A., de Wit, J., Benyamini, Y., Burkert, S., Chamberland, P. E., ... & Gauchet, A. (2016). Implementation intention and planning interventions in Health Psychology: Recommendations from the Synergy Expert Group for research and practice. Psychology & health, 1-26.

Van Dongen, A. Mews, M. De Kort, W. & Wagenmans, E. (2015). Missing Minorities – A survey based description of the current state in minority blood donor recruitment across 23 countries. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care. 12(4): 138-145.

Van Dongen, A. (2015), Easy come, easy go. Retention of blood donors. Transfusion Medicine, 25: 227–233. doi: 10.1111/tme.12249.

Van Dongen, A. (2014). Anxiety and fear: Psychological aspects of blood donation. Blood Transfusion, 12: p. s442-s443.

Van Dongen, A., Ruiter, R., Abraham, C. & Veldhuizen, I. (2014). Predicting blood donation maintenance: the importance of planning future donations. Transfusion, 54: 821–827.

Veldhuizen, I. & Van Dongen, A. (2013). Motivational differences between whole blood and plasma donors already exist before their first donation experience. Transfusion, 53: 1678–1686.

Van Dongen, A., Abraham, C., Ruiter, R. A., & Veldhuizen, I. J. (2013). The influence of adverse reactions, subjective distress, and anxiety on retention of first-time blood donors. Transfusion, 53: 337-343.

Veldhuizen, I., Atsma, F., van Dongen, A., & de Kort, W. (2012). Adverse reactions, psychological factors, and their effect on donor retention in men and women. Transfusion, 52(9), 1871-1879.

Van Dongen A., Abraham, C., Ruiter, R. A., & Veldhuizen, I. (2012). Does questionnaire distribution promote blood donation? An investigation of question-behavior effects. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45: 163-172.

Van Dongen, A., Abraham, C., Ruiter, R., Schaalma, H., De Kort, W., Dijkstra, A. & Veldhuizen, I. J. T. (2012). Are lapsed donors willing to resume blood donation, and what determines their motivation to do so?Transfusion, 52: 1296 - 1302.

De Kort W., Wagenmans E., Van Dongen A., Slotboom Y., Hofstede G. & Veldhuizen I. (2010). Blood product collection and supply: a matter of money? Vox Sanguinis, 98, 201-208.