Victor Cabal

You know what it’s like with interviews.  You wait around for ages and then several come along at once.  After our 60 second interview with Dr Martina Rooney we have another lecturer from the School of Health Sciences (and, even more spookily, we are advertising another role in exactly the same area (Occupational Therapy) that today’s interviewee works in… (the closing date is 1st August 2021, so if you are interested in applying, here’s the link!).  

Name: Victor Cabal 

Job Title: Lecturer for Occupational Therapy. 

What does your job at RGU involve?
I am a full-time lecturer for the new Master of Occupational Therapy course. 

What attracted you to come to work at RGU? 
I have always been interested in academia. After years of clinical practice, having the opportunity of joining an institution with the recognition and ethos of RGU was clearly the right step forward. 

If you weren’t doing this job, what, in an ideal world, would you like to do for a living? Difficult one. I think I would do something related with technology or software development. 

What’s your favourite place in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire?
There are so many beautiful hillwalking spots in the Cairngorms that I couldn’t choose only one, but Lochnagar would be in my top 3.  

Best holiday you’ve had and why? 
A camping trip some years ago in the Pyrenees. Such stunning scenery and hikes! 

Favourite TV show? 
I don’t think I have a favourite one, but I remember enjoying Lost when it came out. 

Favourite band/music? 
I couldn’t pick one either. Let’s make it brief by saying I love heavy metal, from classic bands like Metallica or Scorpions to more modern ones like Slipknot or Any Given Day. 

If you’re going to a restaurant and could only have one thing to eat (one course), what would it be?
I really wouldn’t like to see myself in that situation but if I have to it would probably be ramen (Japanese noodle soup – Ed). 

If you were in charge of the university for one day, what’s the first thing you would do?
In RGU’s best interest… put someone else in charge.