Josh studied for a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with an Extended Major in Chemistry at Flinders University of South Australia from 2006-2009, including a research visit at the South Australian Museum.
After working in the School of Biotechnology at Flinders University on a project detecting chemical pollutants in waterways, Josh moved to the UK to take up a DPhil (PhD) in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford. His doctoral work explored the mechanisms of reversible solid state hydrogen storage and ammonia decomposition catalysis in light metal amides, and was supervised by Professor Bill David FRS and Professor Peter Edwards FRS.
Josh was awarded his DPhil in 2015 and then took up a position as a Project Scientist at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Facility working on a proof-of-concept demonstration of powering a fuel cell from decomposed ammonia. He then started a Junior Research Fellowship at St John’s College, Oxford, expanding the application of metal amides and imides as ammonia decomposition catalysts.
Josh joined the School of Chemistry in 2019 as a Lecturer and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow.