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Associate professor, Swinburne University of Technology

Associate Professor Tanya Davison is a Clinical Psychologist, with a research and clinical background in mental health, and a particular interest in designing and evaluating psychological interventions to facilitate positive outcomes for individuals and lead to practice changes within health care systems.

With an established track record in improving the care of older adults in nursing homes, she has more recently turned her attention to blood donation. In her role Tanya as National Donor Research Manager, she leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers who are investigating ways to improve the recruitment and retention of blood donors, as well as maintain the health and wellbeing of Australians donating blood.


  • –present
    Donor Behaviour Research Group, Australian Red Cross Blood Service; Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor, Australian Catholic University