International Consortium for Research on Employment and Work (iCREW)

The international Consortium for Research on Employment and Work (iCREW) builds on a long tradition of excellence in the fields of employment relations, work and human resources research at Monash University that began in the University’s early years. This tradition includes a legacy from the former Australian Consortium for Research in Employment and Work as well as the former National Key Centre in Industrial Relations, which the Australian Research Council (ARC) had established at Monash in the 1980s.

iCREW promotes research and scholarship in the broad area of work, employment relations and human resources. Our key aim is the promotion of interdisciplinary and collaborative research in a range of fields including human resources, industrial and workplace relations.

We encourage projects in the private, not-for-profit and government sectors, especially with a view to producing high-quality publications. Our projects have an impact on society by contributing to enhanced organisational performance, improved wellbeing, and the improvement of public policy.

Our specific aims include to:

  • Collaborate with private, not-for-profit and public organisations in addressing challenges and opportunities in our field.
  • Facilitate the attainment of high-quality research and publications in our field.
  • Contribute to research-focused and public-policy debates in our field through seminars and other events
  • Foster links between Monash and other researchers locally and internationally.

Our members work collaboratively on research projects in a range of interdisciplinary streams. We may provide seed funding to a small number of projects to foster research collaboration involving our members. We welcome visitors, research students, host seminars and other events. We co-convene the annual Symposium that is held jointly by Monash and Melbourne universities in honour of Emeritus Professor Joe Isaac AO, FASSA ( and the Prescott Family Foundation Lecture Series led by John B Prescott, AC.