EVa-Maria Merz

 Eva-Maria Merz is a sociologist with a background in family studies and demography. She combines her theoretical and quantitative methodological expertise within the topic of (blood) donor behaviour in order to study donor life-courses and the influence of personal and social network characteristics on donor behaviour. 


Pamala Wiepking

Dr. Pamala Wiepking is the inaugural Visiting Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the inaugural Professor of Societal Significance of Charity Lotteries at the Center for Philanthropic Studies at VU Amsterdam.


Bianca Suanet

Bianca Suanet is an Associate Professor in Sociology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Caroline Graf

Caroline is a PhD student examining how contextual factors influence prosocial behavior and what role societal differences play in shaping peoples motivations to do good. She has a background in Cognitive Science and is interested in interdisciplinary approaches to understanding human behavior.


Joris Schröder

Joris is completing his PhD within the DONORS project, where he focusses on individual and social network related determinants of blood donor behaviour. His background is in Socio-Economics and Development Studies.