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Dr Julie Crews


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5239, Mobile: 0423 270 459, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.371
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5239
Mobile: 0423 270 459
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.371  


Dr Julie Crews is a Lecturer in the School of Business and Law.


By appointment

Current teaching

  • Business and Professional Ethics (on campus and online)
  • Employment relations
  • Governance and corporate social responsibility
  • Human Resource Management (MBA program)


Julie commenced her career in education and her experience has included urban, rural, interstate and overseas appointments. During her career, Julie held various leadership roles including Deputy Principal, District Professional Development Manager and Facilitator for the professional development of teachers. A career in the public sector followed as a senior labour relations and small business advisor in the State Government. Over the next several years, Julie held various positions across both state and federal government agencies, including the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission, The Office of the Auditor General, The Department of the Premier and Cabinet, The Office of E-Government and The Office for Women's Policy.

Julie's area of passion is the development of leaders with integrity. Her doctoral thesis is in the area of ethics and leadership. Before being appointed to ECU, Julie taught Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations at the University of Western Australia, Management and Business Communication at Curtin University and has been a Regional Advisor for the Australian Public Service Commission.

Awards and recognition

  • 2013 - ECU Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Research areas and interests

  • Values of senior executives: An international perspective: Sri Lanka
  • The ethical dilemmas experienced by local government planners
  • The values of university students studying business ethics: A survey


  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), Curtin University of Technology, 2012.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Crews, J., (2015), What is an ethical leader? The characteristics of ethical leadership from the perceptions held by Australian senior executives. Journal of Business and Management, 21(1), 29-57, Orange, USA.

Conference Publications

  • Perkins, T., Crews, J., (2013), The ethical dilemmas of local government planners in Western Australia. SOAC Conference 2013, SOAC Conference Proceedings and Powerpoint Presentations, 10p, Perth.
  • Omari, M., Paull, M., Crews, J., (2013), Protected species: Perspectives on organisational life. EURAM 2013: 13th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management, 17 p., Istanbul, Turkey.
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