Dr Victor A. Counted

BA., MPhil., PhD., PhD.

15 February 2021 Son: Ikemba
09 February 2020 Wife: Jessie
Igbo West Africa
15 October
Date of Birth


June 2021 - present COSORI Australia
April 2021 - present International Society for <br>Science and Religion (ISSR), Cambridge
Fellow (FISSR)
March 2019-present School of Social Sciences & Psychology <br>Western Sydney University, Australia
Research Fellow
17 December 2019 Western Sydney University, Australia
PhD in Psychology
June 27, 2019 University of Groningen, Netherlands
PhD in Religious Studies
June 2019 Wessel Ganzevoort Award
August 2017 - present Cambridge Institute for Applied <br>Psychology and Religion, Cambridge
Research Associate
Nov 2017 Western Sydney University, Australia
Cert. in Statistical Analysis
2017 - 2018 Western Sydney University, Australia
Research Project Assistant
Nov 2016 - July 2019 Western Sydney University, Australia
Unit Convenor \ Lecturer
Sept 2016 Western Sydney University, Australia
Dean's HDR Research Award
Apr 2016 - Dec 2019 Western Sydney University, Australia
IPRS Award

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) Award

Mar 2015 - March 2018 Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Research Fellow
Mar 2013 - March 2015 Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Master of Philosophy -MPhil
Aug 2008 - Sept 2012 West Africa Theological Seminary, Nigeria
Bachelor of Arts (Hons)


2020 - present The Udoka Foundation
Senior Policy Advisor
April 2019 - present Counted Solutions Pty Ltd
2012 - 2016 Third Millennium Africa Project
Project Leader
2012 - 2013 In My Street Berlin
Writer and Reporter <br>(Global South)
2011 - 2012 West Africa Theological Seminary
Student Council President
2008 - 2011 Spiritual Formation Department <br>West Africa Theological Seminary
Department Secretary



2005 Rodney Aman Chambers
Litigation Clerk
2004 Golden Gloves Health Ltd
Assistant Store Manager
2003 City Group of Schools
High School Teacher


2018 - present LWWC Sydney Australia
Associate Pastor
2013 - 2017 Counted for Christ Ministries
Itinerant Preacher
2013 - 2015 African Methodist Episcopal Church Stellenbosch, South Africa
Associate Pastor
2012 - 2013 Internet Missions Network
Ministry Leader & Writer


Feb 19, 2020 Religious Identity, Space, and Place Symposium
Australian Catholic University, AU

The Psychology of Religion and Place: Theory, Research, and Practice

Sept 3, 2019 International Association for the Psychology of Religion Conference
University of Gdansk, Poland

The Psychology of Religion and Place in a Migration Context

Dec 11, 2018 Psychology @ Western Symposium
Western Sydney University, AU

Attachment and Quality of Life in African Migrants

May 19, 2018 European Conference on Religion, Spirituality and Health
Coventry University, UK

Between Feelings and Emotions: Religious Attitudes, Attachment, and Quality of Life

July 12, 2018 International Place Attachment Symposium
Roma Tre University, Italy

Place Attachment and Spirituality

Nov 24, 2017 African Studies Association of Australiasia and the Pacific
University of South Australia

Attachment and Quality of Life in the African Diaspora

Aug 21 - 25, 2017 International Association for the Psychology of Religion Conference
Scandic Hotel Hamar, Norway

Place Attachment, Attachment to God, and Quality of Life

Aug 18, 2017 Summer School
The University of Groningen

Attachment and Radicalization

5 Dec, 2016 Youth, Health and Practical Justice Conference
University of New South Wales

Youth Identity Crisis and the Internal Conflict with Self and the Divine 

4 Oct., 2016 Spirituality, Culture, and Wellbeing Conference
Excelsia College, Australia

Spirituality and Well-being in South African Youths 

2 Mar., 2016 International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

God Image Representations in Youth People 


Psychology of Religion and Place
Place Attachment Disruptions Theory
The Circle of Place Spirituality Framework
Attachment-Radicalization Framework


Dr Victor Counted is a seasoned educator with a passion to equip the next generation of leaders.


Dr Counted provides knowledge translation workshops for community leaders & health professionals.


Dr Counted offers consulting services through Counted Solutions Pty Limited, a Sydney-based management and research firm.

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