Before joining the Department, Joshua completed an undergraduate degree in Philosophy at the University of Essex, a Master of Public Health at the University of Tsukuba in Japan, and an MSc in Social Anthropology & Japanese at the University of Oxford. His previous public health experience includes working at the WHO and implementing primary care and community interventions among GP practices in South Tyneside. Joshua additionally holds research positions at the End of Life Studies Group, University of Glasgow and the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, UCL.
Joshua is currently undertaking a PhD funded by the National Institute of Health Research looking at practical ways to engage communities in palliative and end of life care provision for ageing and multimorbid populations. His research interests include public health approaches to palliative care, research implementation, ideology, identity, behaviour change, decision-making, social networks and complex contagions.
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