Dr Joseph lectures in tourism at Monash University. He is Board Member, International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on Tourism and Leisure and Global Change and Steering Committee, Critical Tourism Studies Asia-Pacific.
Joseph has published widely on tourism geographies and tourism anthropologies with a focus on Asia-Pacific.
As a former practitioner, now academic, he is focused on research to practice with an emphasis on resilience building, sustainability and social justice in tourism, especially in Asia-Pacific. His recent books with Alan Lew (Routledge in 2018) include (1) Tourism Resilience and Adaptation to Environmental Change and (2) Tourism Resilience and Sustainability: Adapting to Social, Political and Economic Change. His forthcoming books include (1) Overtourism: Excesses, Discontents and Measures in Travel and Tourism (With Claudio Milano & Marina Novelli) and Modern Day Slavery and Orphanage Tourism (with Leigh Mathews & Tess Guiney) (CABI in 2019).
Joseph was a recipient of Australia China Council/Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Austrade/Tourism Research Australia funding in 2017-2018 to examine Chinese inbound tourism. His work on the China-Australia bilateral relationship was published in Australia China Business Review. With China Digital, Joseph recently undertook an in-depth market analysis for Chinese inbound tourism to Vanuatu commissioned by the IFC/World Bank.