Dr Ricky Joseph

Dr Ricky Joseph

BIA Student Wellbeing & Experience Manager

Contact details

For staff queries, please contact
Birmingham International Academy
46 Priorsfield
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I support students transition to independent learners. I coordinate a range of activities to support students and staff. These include attendance monitoring, reasonable adjustments, extenuating circumstances and leave of absence, working closely with Colleges and a range of University central services. I am a UCAS Adviser, offering students advice on study options.  Along with the International Student Support Coordinator, I coordinate processes to support U’18 students within the Academy and Student Rep meetings for our Foundation and Presessional programmes.


PhD in Urban & Regional Studies, University of Birmingham

MSc in Housing Studies, Middlesex University

Associate Module in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, University of Birmingham

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)


Prior to joining the BIA I worked as an academic within the Centre for Urban & Regional Studies (CURS) and the School of Social Policy & Social Work, undertaking research on intergenerational wealth inequality, financial inclusion and housing policy. I have taught and supervised students at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research levels. I held the position of External Examiner at Canterbury College on their HND and BSc Public Services programme, appointed by the University of Kent. I have worked in a safeguarding role for Children’s Services at Birmingham City Council. I am Chair of Governors at Small Heath Leadership where I also hold the position of Lead Safeguarding Governor.  I am a former trustee of Birmingham Voluntary Services Council (BVSC).

Other activities


Joseph, R. (2021). ‘Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life’, by A. Grenier, C. Phillipson and R. A Settersen (eds), Policy Press: London, reviewed in Journal of Ageing and Society, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp. 476-471, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X20001750

Rowlingson, K., Joseph, R. and Overton, L. (2017) Inter-generational Financial Giving and Inequality: Give and Take in 21st Century Families, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan