Since obtaining his undergraduate degree at Birmingham in 2012, Joe has worked in a number of administrative and academic roles at the university. He completed a Masters in Political Science in 2014, focusing on the UK government’s management of the global financial crisis and its democratic implications. Since early 2016 he has worked as a Research Associate in the School of Education, contributing to research projects on professional ethics and Aristotelian values education. He was awarded a Government & Society scholarship to undertake PhD research in late 2016.
Joe is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, having taught in POLSIS since 2017. He was formerly a member of the Unison committee, and remains an active trade unionist. He is also a keen musician in his spare time.