Selva is a Professor in Econometrics and the Head of Discipline, Economics and Business Statistics, and Deputy Head of Department in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics. Previously he has held senior management positions such as the Deputy Dean (Staffing), Senior Deputy Dean and, at various times, as acting Dean of the Faculty of Asian and International Studies, Deputy Director of the RHD Statistics and Research Design Support (STARDS) unit, Director Bachelor of International Business Degree Program, and Director Higher Degree Research (HDR), Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.
Selva has published 8 research monographs, 80 journal articles and 3 textbooks in Statistics, including Australia’s best-seller textbook in Statistics for Business students, Business Statistics (7th edition, 2016) and Learning Statistics and Excel In Tandem (4th Edition, 2014).
He has received several awards, including the Pro-Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research - HDR Supervision, 2014, Griffith Awards for Excellence in Teaching 2005, Queensland state winner 2006 Minister’s Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Improving Literacy and/or Numeracy, and Winner of one of the six prestigious inaugural teaching awards, the ‘75th Anniversary Distinguished Teaching Award, The University of Western Australia, 1988’, awarded for the purpose of recognising sustained excellence in teaching at University of Western Australia.
- Consumer demand analysis
- Stochastic index numbers
- Alcohol consumption
- Time series modelling
- Tourism analysis