Dr Victor Counted

Behavioural, Social, & Health Scientist 

Victor Counted, Ph.D., is a behavioral, social, and health scientist, author, research consultant, entrepreneur, pastor, and speaker. He has a Ph.D. in Psychology from Western Sydney University, Australia, and a second Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Groningen, Netherlands. Dr Counted is the Head of Research & Program Development at Counted Solutions Australia, Trustee of The Udoka Foundation, and Research Fellow of the School of Psychology, Western Sydney University.

Dr Counted is an interdisciplinary researcher and writes on psychology, religion, and health. He uses psychological theories and methods to derive predictions and account for observable phenomena in human behaviours, religion/spirituality, human-environment interactions, radicalization, mental health, migration, and human flourishing.

Dr Counted has written over 35 scholarly journal articles and book chapters that address various aspects of psychosocial and relational processes that shape well-being, resilience, and human behavior across cultures. 

Dr Counted is the author of three books titled The Psychology of Religion and Place (Springer/Palgrave, 2019), Experiencing God in a Foreign Land (University of Groningen Press, 2019), From A Weakspot to A Hotshot (Hubb Publishing, 2015). He is expecting three forthcoming books for release in 2021. These include The Roots of Radicalization: Disrupted Attachment Systems and Displacement (Rowman & Littlefield), The God Bond: A Guide To Spiritual Relationship Experiences (The Lutterworth Press), and Place Attachment and Post-Pandemic Urban Recovery: Displacement, Coping, and Healthy Behaviors (Springer).

Dr Victor Counted is committed to transforming people and organisations through research and educational leadership. He enjoys travelling, speaking, and trying new restaurants.


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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