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Senior Lecturer, Management, University of Tasmania

Dr Crawford is an award-winning management, leadership, and higher education scholar based in the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education), University of Tasmania. Joseph is passionate about leaders and how their behaviours shape the world around them. This includes organizational leaders from diverse disciplines including teachers-as-leaders and student leaders. His PhD was in leadership psychometrics, with a focus on conceptualising and rigorously measuring authentic leader behaviours.

Dr Crawford also works closely on curriculum, assessment, and student outcomes. His success in this area led to appointment as Editor in Chief of the Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice (Scopus and Web of Science ranked). He received the Vice Chancellors Award (2021) for Innovation for his work in learning and teaching.

Joseph has won national awards for his social entrepreneurship with sustainable men's grooming products business Fifth Estate Co. and carbon negative gin distillery, Negat-ve Distillery.


  • 2018–present
    Lecturer, University of Tasmania
  • 2018–present
    Founder, Fifth Estate Co.
  • 2020–present
    Founder, Negat-ve Distillery
  • 2015–2018
    Tutor, University of Tasmania


  • 2019 
    University of Tasmania, Bachelor of Education (Professional Honours)
  • 2019 
    University of Tasmania, Graduate Certificate in Research
  • 2019 
    University of Tasmania, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2017 
    University of Tasmania, Graduate Certificate in Education (Leadership)
  • 2015 
    University of Tasmania, Bachelor of Business (First Class Honours)


  • 2020
    Writing together to foster wellbeing: doctoral writing groups as spaces of wellbeing, Higher Education Research and Development
  • 2020
    Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching Vol.3 No.1 (2020)1COVID-19: 20 countries’ higher education intra-period digital pedagogy responses, Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching
  • 2020
    A systematic review of online examinations: A pedagogical innovation for scalable authentication and integrity, Computers & Education
  • 2019
    Drowning in the shallows: an Australian study of the PhD experience of wellbeing, Teaching in Higher Education
  • 2019
    Putting the leader back into authentic leadership: reconceptualising and rethinking leaders, Australian Journal of Management
  • 2019
    Do we measure leadership effectively? Articulating and evaluating scale development psychometrics for best practice, The Leadership Quarterly

Professional Memberships

  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Research Areas

  • Economic Development And Growth (140202)
  • Business And Management (1503)
  • Human Resources Management (150305)
  • Organisational Behaviour (150311)
  • Industrial And Organisational Psychology (170107)
  • Higher Education (130103)