Joseph studied Biochemistry for a BSc with Professional Placement at the University of Bath. He spent a year working as a research scholar in Andrew Russo's lab at the University of Iowa, where he investigated the contribution of the cerebellar circuitry to migraine-like behaviour in mice. Following graduation, he did a summer placement in Sylvia Schroeder's lab the University of Sussex, automating pupillometry for head-fixed mice.
At the SWC, he will train mice to perform decision-making tasks in order to study the neural circuitry modulating "risky" decision-making. Joseph is keen to continue studying how neural circuits drive behaviour for his PhD after this RA year.