Diversity management (Assessment and Interventions)
Emotion Regulation (Assessment)
Gender studies (Assessment and Interventions)
Occupational health (Assessment and Interventions)
Personality, Stress and Health (Assessment)
Dr. Sojo is a Lecturer in Leadership and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Workplace Leadership in the Department of Management and Marketing, FBE. He works in several diversity and gender equality research projects with industry partners and speaks extensively about his research at academic conferences and industry events. He is currently conducting research on perceptions of power, essentialist beliefs, and discrimination of women in occupational settings, about women in leadership and on the impact of harmful workplace behaviours against women at work. He is a Lecturer in Leading for Strategic Advantage and Quantitative Methods. Prior to joining the CWL, Victor was a Research Fellow and Research Manager at the Centre for Ethical Leadership, a Lecturer in research methods in psychology at the Central University of Venezuela, and worked as a researcher for the KidsMatter Project at the Australian Psychological Society. He has also worked as project manager in organisational development consulting for mining and energy corporations, financial and legal services firms and government departments in Australia and Venezuela. 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 currently holds a Melbourne Early Career Research Grant.
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
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 perceptions of power, essentialist beliefs, and discrimination of women in occupational settings, about affirmative action, targets, and quotas for women in leadership, and on the impact of harmful workplace behaviours against women at work. I'm particularly interested in experimental research and meta-analytic methods, though I have experience in correlational research and associated analyses (e.g., EFA, CFA, LRM, SEM, HLM).