Prestigious award for early career researcher

3 Nov 2022

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia has named The University of Queensland Business School's Dr Felix Septianto as one of four leading early career researchers in the country.

Dr Felix Septianto
Dr Felix Septianto

Dr Septianto received a 2022 Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research, an honour bestowed to early career social science researchers who have achieved 'excellence in scholarship’ in their field.  

Dr Septianto is a consumer behaviour expert who studies the influence of feelings and emotions on judgment and decision making.

The award recognises his research on the emotional underpinnings of charitable giving, sustainable branding, and corporate social responsibility.

“I feel grateful and humbled that my work has been acknowledged by the peak social sciences body in Australia,” Dr Septianto said.

“Over the last five years, I’ve been looking to understand how people’s emotions impact their behaviour in response to marketing and advertising messages.

“In particular, my work focuses on how emotions drive people to donate to charities to help inform marketing strategies used in the not-for-profit sector.”

During his five years as a researcher, Dr Septianto has published 91 peer-reviewed journal articles and received five best paper awards.

In addition to his published work, Dr Septianto’s research contribution has been recognised with multiple research awards, including an ARC DECRA fellowship, the ANZMAC Emerging Marketing Researcher of the Year Award, and a UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award.

As one of only four recipients of the 2022 Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research, Dr Septianto has joined a select group of Australia's best young researchers. This group includes Dr Dylan Lino and Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh from the UQ Law School.

WATCH: Dr Felix Septianto speaks about his work and what the 2022 Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research means to him. 


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