• Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

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Research interests

Victor is an urban planner by training and holds a PhD in geography from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA, UCL). Between 2009-​2012, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (University of Pennsylvania) and served as Chief Science Officer for Strategic Spatial Solutions, Inc. Victor is a native of Canada and Brazil and is fluent in five languages.

Victor’s research combines real world and laboratory experiments to investigate various topics in spatial cognition, environmental health and ageing. He is particularly interested in understanding individual differences in navigation and the extent to which locomotion and wayfinding depend on amodal spatial representations. Much of his research relies on the development of immersive virtual environments that can mimic real-​world situations. This work has resulted in a series of collaborations with other scholars in computer science, public health, landscape architecture, education and the digital humanities.

Research interests

- Spatial cognition
- Navigation
- Virtual / Augmented reality
- Architecture
- Evidence-based design
- Urban health
- Ageing

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Cognitive Neuroscience, Postdoctoral fellow, University of Pennsylvania

Award Date: 1 Jun 2011

Geogragraphy, Ph.D., University College London

Award Date: 1 Jun 2008

Urban Planning / Sociology, B.A. (Hons), Concordia University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2002

External positions

Principal Investigator: Future Health Technologies, Singapore-ETH Centre

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