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Jonathan R. Crawshaw is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Organisational Behaviour and HRM, and Research Degrees Programme Director, in Aston Business School, Aston University. He has over 15 years research experience in organizational justice and behavioural ethics. His current research interests focus on the development, and impact, of ethical/fair leaders at work. He is founding member of the Organizational Justice and Behavioural Ethics Research Group, a global network of justice and behavioural ethics scholars, a Group that organises and delivers a prestigious biennial workshop on these themes. He is also currently an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Management and the Associate Editor of Social Justice Research. He has published widely on the above themes in leading journals and international conferences. He has currently supervised four PhD students to completion and has six other Doctoral students at various stages of their research.

Research Interests

My current research interests include organisational justice, morality and ethics at work, individual and organisational career management, and the dynamics of workplace interpersonal relationships.

Teaching Activity

Postgraduate Modules

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods (DBA103)
  • Strategic and International Human Resource Management (BHM354)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (BEE107)


  • August 2015 - Present: Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and HRM, Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham
  • May 2009 - August 2015: Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and HRM, Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham.
  • January 2006 - May 2009: Senior Lecturer in HRM, Royal Docks Business School, University of East London, London.
  • September 2003 - January 2006: Senior Lecturer in HRM, Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford.
  • September 2000 - September 2003: Doctoral Researcher, Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham.


  • 2000 - 2005: PhD 'An organisational justice theory perspective of careers and career management practices', Aston Business School, Aston University.
  • 2003 - 2004: PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching, Anglia Ruskin University.
  • 1999 - 2000: MSc Personnel Management and Business Administration, Aston University.
  • 1992 - 1995: BSc (Hons) Geology, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Liverpool University.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD).
  • Academy of Management (AoM)
  • European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)
  • Founding Member, the Organizational Justice and Behavioural Ethics Research Group (OJBERG)

Funding Applications and Awards

2021-2025: ESRC Midlands Graduate School DTP Joint Studentship Award 'Project: Beyond backlash: Investigating backlash avoidance and the expression of anger in leadership' - £80,000 approx (with C. Davies, PhD Candidate and Prof. Tina Keifer, Warwick Uni)  

2016-2019: The Yeoh Tiong Lay Phd Studenship - £90,000 (with Prof Yves Guillaume)

2016: EAWOP Early Career Summer School - £11,580 (with Prof Yves Guillaume, J. Lyubovnikova, A., Legood)

2011: ABS Visiting Scholar Scheme – Prof. Chris Bell, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada – £1,250.

2007-08: University of East London Promising Researcher Grant - £8,500.

2000-03: Aston Business School Departmental Doctoral Studentship Award - £Fees + £8,000/year stipend (approx.)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

External positions

Pathway Lead, Management & Business and Finance Pathway, ESRC Midlands Doctoral Training Partnership, ESRC DTP

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