Appointed as Principal Research Fellow / Associate Professor QAAFI – University of Queensland (January 2020).
Previously I was Associate Professor in Food Chemistry in the School of Science at RMIT University (Melbourne, VIC), Head of Agriculture and Associate Professor in Agriculture at CQUniversity (Rockhampton, QLD) (2015-2019), Senior Research Fellow – Barley Breeding Program at The University of Adelaide (Adelaide, SA) (2013-2015) and Team Leader of the Rapid Analytical Group at The Australian Wine Research Institute (Adelaide, SA) (2002-2012).
Published >300 peer-review articles (h index 54, 9000 citations Google Scholar). My research focuses on the developments of chemometric and spectroscopic methods for use in agriculture (e.g. crops, animal products) and food applications. Recent research projects have spanned to the authentication, fraud and origin of foods, the effect of climate change in food quality (e.g. grain), process analytics, in field and high-throughput techniques, monitoring plastics in the food chain, identification of markers in biological tissues (e.g. cancer cells).
In 2013 I was presented with the Thomas Hirschfeld Award by the International Council for NIR Spectroscopy for his outstanding contributions in the field of NIR spectroscopy.