Dr Selina Fyfe

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation


Selina Fyfe is a Research Fellow at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, the University of Queensland. She is currently studying Australia's food system with the UQ and CSIRO Food System Horizons project. Her PhD thesis focused on the Australian green plum (Buchanania obovata) and included research in food chemistry, metabolomics, nutrition profiles, food sensory analysis, physical properties, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and changes in the green plum through growth and maturation, across locations and harvest years, as well as a chapter on responsible research with Australian native plant foods. Prior to food science, she was a multi-skilled medical scientist working in pathology laboratories. She has a Masters of Food Science and Technology (UQ), a Masters of Public Health (JCU) and a PhD (UQ).


  • Doctor of Philosophy of Food Science and Technology, The University of Queensland
  • Masters (Coursework) of Food Science and Technology, The University of Queensland
  • Masters (Coursework) of Public Health, James Cook University
  • Graduate Diploma in Divinity
  • Certificate IV of Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Queensland University of Technology


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Book Chapter

  • Fyfe, Selina, Schirra, Horst Joachim, Rychlik, Michael, Smyth, Heather E. and Sultanbawa, Yasmina (2022). Australian Green Plum ( Buchanania obovata ). Handbook of Phytonutrients in Indigenous Fruits and Vegetables. (pp. 219-227) GB: CABI. doi: 10.1079/9781789248067.0014

  • Fyfe, Selina, Chaliha, Mridusmita, Netzel, Michael E. and Sultanbawa, Yasmina (2020). Ethnic foodomics: metabolomics studies of ethnic foods. Reference module in food science. (pp. 1-13) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/b978-0-08-100596-5.22794-7

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