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Dr Victor Sojo

Research Fellow

Dr Victor Sojo – PhD in Psychology, MSc in Health Psychology, BSc in I/O Psychology


Before joining the Centre for Workplace Leadership, Victor Sojo worked as a research fellow at the Centre for Ethical Leadership, where he started working while completing his PhD in Psychology at the University of Melbourne. Before that he was a Lecturer at the Central University of Venezuela, in Caracas, his hometown.

Victor’s research focusses on risk and protective factors affecting the fit, functioning, and growth of women and members of minority groups in occupational contexts. For more than a decade, he has worked as project manager in occupational health psychology research and consulting for police and defence departments, professional services firms, and mining and energy companies in Australia and Venezuela.

His PhD was about human resilience to stress, positive emotions, and health. He has a Master of Science in Health Psychology from Simon Bolivar University, where he studied factors affecting the well-being of unemployed people, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial / Organisational Psychology (Magna Cum Laude) from the Central University of Venezuela.

Research interest:

  • organisational diversity management
  • occupational well-being
  • leadership
  • psychological assessment

Selected Publications:

Peer-reviewed articles:

 Sojo, V., Wood, R., Wood, S., & Wheeler, M. (2016). Reporting requirements, targets, and quotas for women in leadership. The Leadership Quarterly (Special Issue: Gender and Leadership), Volume 27, Issue 3, pages 519-536 doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2015.12.003

Sojo, V., Wood, R., & Genat, A. (2016). Harmful workplace experiences and women’s occupational well-being: A meta-analysis. Psychology of Women Quarterly, Volume 40, Number 1, pages 10-40 doi:10.1177/0361684315599346 – Winner of the 2016 PWQ-Best Paper Award.

Sojo, V. & Guarino, L. (2011). Mediated moderation or moderated mediation: relationship between length of unemployment, resilience, coping and health. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, Volume 14, Number 1, pages 267-276. doi: 10.5209/rev_SJOP.2011.v14.n1.24

Loughan, S., Kuppens, P., Allik, J., Balazs, K., de Lemus, S., Dumont, K., … Haslam, N. (2011). Economic inequality is linked to biased self-perception. Psychological Science, Volume 22, Number 10, pages 1254-1258


Industry Reports

Wheeler, M., Sojo, V., Wood, R., & McGrath, M. (2016). A question of ethics: Navigating ethical failure in the banking and financial services industry (Industry Report). Melbourne: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Centre for Ethical Leadership.

Dunlea, J., Sojo, V., Thiel, J., & Westbrook, G. (2015). Developing female leaders: Addressing gender bias in global mobility (Industry Report). Melbourne: PwC Australia and Centre for Ethical Leadership.

Wood, R, & Sojo, V. (2013). A review of the evidence regarding work life policies (Industry Report). Melbourne: Centre for Ethical Leadership – Ormond College

Sojo, V., & Wood, R. (2012). Women’s fit, functioning and growth at work: Indicators and predictors (Industry Report and Briefing Note). Melbourne: Centre for Ethical Leadership, Melbourne Business School.

Genat, A., Wood, R., & Sojo, V. (2012). Evaluation bias and backlash: Dimensions, predictors and implications for organisations. (Industry Report and Briefing Note). Melbourne: Centre for Ethical Leadership, Melbourne Business School.



PhD in Psychology, Melbourne University, 2012

MSc in Health Psychology, Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela, 2006

BSc in Industrial / Organisational Psychology (Magna Cum Laude), Central University of Venezuela, 2002



American Psychological Association – International Affiliate

American Psychological Society

International Association of Applied Psychology – Division 1: Work and Organizational Psychology