Disaster Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor
University of the Philippines Visayas
He is an assistant professor of psychology in the Division of Social Sciences, College of Art and Sciences, and the assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and coordinator of international linkages at the University of the Philippines Visayas. He earned his PhD in psychology from Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand and his MA in psychology from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He received specialised training in disaster mental health at the Hyogo Institute for Traumatic Stress in Kobe, Japan.
His research focuses on disaster psychology and mental health, particularly on social support and interpersonal relationships in post-disaster and post-emergency psychological recovery. He is an international collaborator with the International Association of Applied Psychology Task Force on Terrorism and Peacebuilding, and a young scientist of the Integrated Research in Disaster Risk, and an editorial fellow of the Journal of Traumatic Stress. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Asian Association of Social Psychology, and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.