Researcher biography

Felix Septianto is a marketing scholar who primarily investigates the influence of feelings and emotions on consumer decision making across different domains, including ethical, prosocial and sustainable behaviours.

He was awarded a PhD in Marketing from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2017. His thesis explored the influences of gratitude on consumer behaviour and was featured as a finalist of the UNSW Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. He currently holds a senior lecturer position at The University of Queensland (UQ) and a research fellowship from the Australian Research Council (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award – ARC DECRA).

Felix has (co-)authored more than 90 journal articles. Most of these articles are published in outlets ranked A* or A (highest and second highest) by the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC), including the Journal of Consumer Psychology, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing and Marketing Letters, among others.

Based on ABDC journal publications since 2019, Felix is the most productive business scholar in Australasia (P-Rank). He also features in the Stanford University list of the world's top 2% scientists (Ioannidis, 2022). Moreover, he has been involved in over $1 million research grants from funding agencies in Australia (ARC, Western Australia Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions – WA DBCA, WA Department of Health), New Zealand (the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment – MBIE, Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence – CAPE) and South Korea (the Korea Foundation).

Since affiliating with UQ, Felix has obtained multiple awards for research excellence, including at the Discipline level (UQ Marketing Discipline Jacaranda Award for Outstanding Research), the Faculty level (UQ BEL Award for Excellence in Research) and the University level (UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award). In addition, his research contribution has been recognised by academic peak bodies in Australia: from the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy – ANZMAC Emerging Marketing Researcher Award; and from the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia – Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research.