• BPhEd (Sports Medicine, Psychology)
  • MPhEd (Sociology), Otago University
  • PGDip.Tchg, Auckland University


  • Social Science Researcher (Queensland University, Present)
  • Social Science Researcher (Otago University, 2013-2015)
  • Kinisiologist (Sydney, 2011- 2013)
  • HOD Health Science (London, Wollongong, 2005- 2010)

Research Interests

Grounded in Humanism, Holism, and Reflexive Sociology, Joseph’s research draws on the trans/interdisciplinary disciplines and theories of (Active) Embodiment, Physical Cultural Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Psycho-Analysis, and postructural tools and insights, to explore the complex interplay between society, the human body, the mind, perceptions of health, body practices and human behaviour and performance. His current research project ‘Tensions of the Self’ investigates the tensions between an individuals desires and their perceived (socially constructed) discourses of being; and the a-effect it has on the body practices (i.e. exercise, drug use, appearance medicine, nutritional routines) they (sub)consciously use to overcome the various tensions they experience. Key Words: Sport Psychology, Psycho-Analysis, Sport Sociology, Health Sociology, Identity, Human Behaviour, Human Performance, Recreational Drug Use, Body Practices, Qualitative Research, ‘Life Stories’ & Narrative Research.