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Personal profile

Research interests

Marketing systems, Social marketing, Consumer vulnerability, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH), Informal sector.


Dr Stephen Saunders is a senior lecturer in the Department of Marketing, Monash Business School, Monash University. He holds a MCom and MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a DCom from the University of Johannesburg. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from Monash University, and is an Australian Marketing Institute Certified Practising Marketer (CPM).

Stephen’s work focuses on the impact of marketing systems on society. He also has a particular interest in systems dynamics, water, sanitation and hygiene, the informal sector and participatory action methods. His work has been published in leading marketing journals including Marketing Theory, Journal of Services Marketing, Journal of Social Marketing, Advances in Consumer Research, Journal of Service Theory and Practice, and Journal of Economic Psychology. As his research interests are mainly multidisciplinary he has also published in leading public health and development journals such as Social Science & Medicine and Habitat International. Stephen has been awarded a number of teaching awards including the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence and a Vice-Chancellor's Education Award Nomination. He has also secured category A Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade and Australian Aid funding for his work. He enjoys cycling, football and travel.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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