Dr. Sojo is a Lecturer in Leadership and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Workplace Leadership, Department of Management and Marketing, FBE. He works in several interdisciplinary leadership, diversity management and equity research projects with industry partners. He is currently conducting research on leadership development in the public sector, dominant narratives about workplace gender diversity, macro-drivers of individual level well-being differences between men and women, and on the dimensions, prevalence, predictors and consequences of abuse at work and professional sport. Victor lectures in Leading for Strategic Advantage, Principles of Management, and Gender Diversity in the Workplace. He speaks extensively about his research at academic conferences and industry events. Victor completed his PhD in Psychology at the University of Melbourne, working on human resilience to stress, positive emotions, and health. He undertook a Master of Science in Health Psychology, researching the impact of risk and protective factors on the health of unemployed individuals at the Simon Bolivar University, in Venezuela, and completed a Bachelor of Science in Industrial / Organisational Psychology (Magna Cum Laude) at the Central University of Venezuela.
Dr. Sojo was the recipient of a Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (MIFRS) and a Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) while completing his PhD. He received a Melbourne Early Career Research Grant in 2018. He is a CI in the ARC Linkage Project: Gender equality in Australia: impact on social, economic and health outcomes 2019-2021.
Education and training
PhD in Psychology,
University of Melbourne 2012
MSc in Health Psychology,
National Experimental University Simon Bolivar 2006
BSc in I/O Psychology,
Central University of Venezuela 2002
Awards and honors
2019 FBE Dean's Award for Exceptional Distinction in Research Engagement and Partnerships at Level A-C,
American Psychological Association - Psychology of Women Quarterly 2016 Best Paper Award,
Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS), The University of Melbourne,
Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarships (MIFRS), The University of Melbourne,
Magna Cum Laude Diploma for BSc in I/O Psychology - Central University of Venezuela,
I'm currently conducting research on diversity management issues. Particularly about diversity management, leadership and abuse at work. I'm particularly interested in longitudinal research and meta-analytic methods.