Professor Melissa Fitzgerald

Chair in Food Science and Tech

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 334 68893



  • Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University


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  • (2016) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Fitzgerald, Melissa (2017). Rice: grain-quality characteristics and management of quality requirements. In Colin Wrigley, Ian Batey and Diane Miskelly (Ed.), Cereal grains: assessing and managing quality 2nd ed. (pp. 291-316) Kidlington, United Kingdom: Woodhead Publishing (Elsevier).

  • Cuevas, Rosa Paula and Fitzgerald, Melissa A. (2012). Genetic diversity of rice grain quality. In Mahmut Caliskan (Ed.), Genetic diversity in plants (pp. 285-310) Rijeka, Croatia: InTech. doi:10.5772/35119

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Zhao, Dule, Ford, Russell, Makara, Ouk, Chhay, Ngin, Fitzgerald, Melissa and Snell, Peter (2014). Developing rice cultivars for Cambodia and Australia. In: Lisa Robins, A policy dialogue on rice futures: rice-based farming systems research in the Mekong region. A policy dialogue on rice futures: rice-based farming systems research in the Mekong region, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, (32-42). 7–9 May 2014.

Other Outputs

  • Daygon, Venea, Fitzgerald, Melissa and McCouch, Susan R. (2017): Rice Aroma - 33, 275 SNP Matrix. The University of Queensland. Dataset. doi:10.14264/uql.2017.174

  • Calingacion, Mariafe, Fitzgerald, Melissa, Hall, Robert D and Quiatchon-Baeza, Lenie (2017): Rice biparental population GBS dataset. The University of Queensland. Dataset. doi:10.14264/uql.2017.374

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision