Researcher biography

Felix Septianto is currently an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow and a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at The University of Queensland. Before joining UQ, he was on the faculty at the University of Auckland. His research broadly investigates the role of feelings in consumer behaviour.

He holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering (Parahyangan Catholic University, Indonesia), a master's degree in International Business (Kyung Hee University, South Korea) and a PhD in Marketing (the University of New South Wales, Australia). His PhD examined the influences of gratitude on consumer behaviour and was featured as a finalist of the 2017 UNSW 3-Minute Thesis Competition.

Felix has (co-)authored more than 100 journal articles. This extensive publication record includes articles in Financial Times' Top 50 (FT50) journals such as the Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Journal of Business Ethics, as well as Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC)-A* journals such as the International Journal of Research in Marketing, European Journal of Marketing, and Industrial Marketing Management, and ABDC-A journals, including the Journal of Advertising, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Psychology & Marketing, and Marketing Letters, among others.

Based on ABDC journal publications since 2020, he 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). In addition, his research contribution has been recognised with multiple awards for research excellence, not only from the University (the 2022 UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award) but also from academic peak bodies in Australia and New Zealand (the 2022 Paul Bourke Award by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the 2020 Emerging Marketing Researcher Award by the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy).

To date, Felix has been involved in over $1 million research grants from funding agencies in Australia (Australian Research Council; Western Australia Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions; Western Australia Department of Health), New Zealand (the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment; Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence) and South Korea (the Korea Foundation).