Victor is Professor of Management and Leadership at the University of Queensland (UQ) Business School, and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Queensland. He has an international research reputation in the fields of organisational change, work stress, and leadership. He has published in the world's leading management and psychology journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, and Leadership Quarterly, to name a few. He is one of the most cited management Professors in Australia (H index = 62) and based on this record of achievement was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Victor has won the University's Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision for the quality of outcomes associated with PhD supervision. He is also a recipient of two UQ Excellence in Leadership Awards for his roles in developing research partnerships. He is the recipient of 16 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery and Linkage grants, and for the ARC served on the national Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA 2010, 2012) Research and Evaluation Committees. In 2016 he was invited to join a high profile research team that investigated skills development in Australia’s most innovative organisations in a project funded by the Federal Chief Scientist.
Victor is a regular contributor to executive education and workshops for senior executives and managers in the areas of organisational, workforce and leadership development. In the past he has consulted to major businesses such as Qantas, Shell, New Zealand Telecom, BHPBilliton, Xstrata, Suncorp and Bank of Queensland, and served on a Queensland Government board. Several recent projects for the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the World Bank have seen him delivering initiatives to build skills and workforce capability in the public sectors in Africa and Indonesia. He has completed over 100 projects for Federal, State and local government departments including major reviews on skills, training, service delivery and workforce development. He has also completed organisational and workforce development projects internationally, including for governments in New Zealand, South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania, Indonesia, Bhutan, Brunei, India, Malaysia and for South Pacific countries.