Researcher biography

Dr Glen Fox joined QAAFI's Centre for Nutrition and Food Science in October 2010, after 25 years of conducting research projects with the Queensland Government. He obtained his PhD from Southern Cross University in the area of barley genetics related to barley and malt quality. In 2008–2009, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Food Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

In 2011, Dr Fox was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor at Stellenbosch University and in 2015 was appointed Adjunct Professor at Stellenbosch University

In 2013, he was appointed an Affiliated Scientist at the Biosciences eastern & central Africa (BecA), International Livestock Research Institute hub, Kenya.

In 2014, Dr Fox was appointed to the College of Experts at the Global Change Institute at UQ.

His areas of research are in cereal quality, specifically barley, wheat, sorghum and maize. He has a vast amount of knowledge in value-adding of cereals, including barley malt and beer quality, and milling and baking for bread and noodle production. He has been project leader in numerous national grains project for wheat and barley. His main research area has been in Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS), with calibration development in cereals (wheat, barley, triticale, sorghum and maize), peanuts and soybeans, fish fillets and animal forage, feed and animal faecal samples. The NIR applications in maize also included development of calibrations for mycotoxins on maize grown in Australian environments.

Currently, Dr Fox is researching variation in quality of gloablly important five cereal grains, namely maize, rice, wheat barley and sorghum, in Australia and internationally. Along with his international experience, Dr Fox's expands his research into global food safety and he is keen to explore collaborations with other scientists in this area.

Dr Fox has a strong interest to work with post-graduate students and has supervised numerous post-graduate students in Australia and overseas. These projects have covered research areas in cereal quality, method development and application and genetic and molecular screening for quality traits. His research experience and connection with post-graduate student research has seen Dr Fox will awards within QAAFI for research excellence.