Dr Ricky Joseph

 

Research Fellow

Applied Social Studies

Ricky Joseph

Contact details

School of Social Policy, Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM)
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT

About

Ricky Joseph is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) in the Institute of Applied Social Studies. He is also academic lead for the Doctoral Research Diversity Network (DRDN).

Qualifications

  • PhD in Urban & Regional Studies, University of Birmingham
  • MSc in Housing Studies, Middlesex University

Biography

Prior to joining the University Ricky worked as a housing practitioner within local government and the voluntary sector. He has frontline experience of housing advice, homelessness and housing management. He has extensive experience of policy development within the RSL sector having sat as a board member for Notting Hill Housing Group, St Mungo's Housing Trust and Open Door Housing Trust. He has represented the London Housing Federation on the Housing Corporation’s London Regional BME Housing Advisory Group. He was also a member of the ODPM Housing Statistical Users Group. Ricky is a board member of Trinity Housing Resource Centre. Ricky is a member of the College Research Staff Committee.

Postgraduate supervision

  • Natasha Williams (me 1st supervisor, david mullins 2nd supervisor)
  • Vanessa Wilkes (me 2nd supervisor, david mullins 1st supervisor)

Research

Ricky’s is a core member of CHASM and leads its Financial Inclusion workstream. His research interest include: housing assets and debt, US–UK asset inequality comparisons, housing associations and financial inclusion, housing policy and practice, economics of return migration and qualitative research methods.

Other activities

Ricky is chair of Trinity Housing Resource Centre which provides debt and welfare benefits advice in Lozells. He has recently become a board member of BVSC and is a school governor in Solihull.

Publications

Book Chapters: 

Jones, P and Joseph R (forthcoming), 'Mentoring refugee community researchers in the UK: An empowerment tool?' In J Phillimore and L Goodson (eds) Community research for participation: From theory to method, Bristol: Policy Press.

Joseph, R. (2010) ‘Housing wealth leakage, return migration and transnational housing markets: the experiences of UK based African Caribbean homeowners’, in J. Doling., M, Elsinga. And R. Ronald, (eds.), Home Ownership, Amsterdam: IOS Press

Joseph, R. (2010) ‘Globalised intergenerational transmissions of housing wealth, reciprocity and return migration’, in M, Izuhara, (ed.), Ageing and Intergenerational Relations: Family reciprocity from a global perspective, Bristol: Policy Press)

Journal article: 

Joseph, R and Rowlingson, K (2012), 'Her house, his pension? The division of assets among (ex-)couples and the role of policy', Journal of Social Policy & Society, 11, 1, 69:80.

Joseph, R and Rowlingson, K (2012), 'Her Introduction Household Finances under Pressure: What is the role of Social Policy?', Journal of Social Policy & Society, 11, 1, 67:68.

Joseph, R (2012) ‘Funding Caribbean retirement re-migration: housing wealth leakage and the role of overseas land inheritance’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 38:4, 613-629.

Reports:

Rowlingson, K. and Joseph, R. (2010) Assets and debts with couples: ownership and decision-making, London: Friends Provident Foundation. 

Joseph, R. (2010) Housing Scoping Paper: Homeless Advice and Support, Third Sector Research Centre, 19, The University of BirminghamThird Sector Research Centre, 19, The University of Birmingham

Mullins, D., Jones, A., Joseph, R., Rowlands, R. and Teasdale, S. (2010) Housing Scoping papers: Overview, Third Sector Research Centre, Briefing Paper, The University of Birmingham.

Mullins, D, Joseph, R, Sacranie, H. (2009) Evaluating the Affinity Sutton Group merger, Research Partnership with Affinity Sutton Group Research Partnership

Mayblin, L and Joseph, R (2008) Evaluation of St Basils Learning Hub Community Cohesion and St Basils, CURS, The University of Birmingham CURS, The University of Birmingham.

Beider, H., Joseph, R., Ferrari, E. (2007) Report to North East Assembly: BME Housing Issues, CURS, University of BirminghamCURS, University of Birmingham.

Joseph, R, Mullins, D, Rowlands, K. (2007). Prevention of Homelessness in the East Midlands. A Position Paper for Consultation, East Midlands Regional Assembly/GOEM, University of Birmingham

Expertise

Wealth inequality related to ethnic minority groups; US model on closing the racial wealth gap; ethnic minority homeownership and migration

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Expertise

Wealth inequality related to ethnic minority groups; US model on closing the racial wealth gap; ethnic minority homeownership and migration

Alternative contact number available for this expert: contact the press office

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