Adam Loch

Dr Adam Loch

Senior Lecturer

Centre for Global Food and Resources

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr Adam Loch is a Senior Lecturer and ARC DECRA Fellow at the University of Adelaide. Prior to moving to South Australia Adam spent 10 years on his family's farm in Queensland and currently researches topics such as irrigator decision-making, water markets and institutional reform, transaction costs, and reallocation policy/program effectiveness.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) from Bond University, a Master of Marketing (M.Mkt) from Griffith University, a Master of Business (M.Bus) from Central Queensland University and a Ph.D from UniSA. He is the current President of the South Australian branch of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES-SA), and a member of several professional associations including the American Agricultural and Applied Economics Society (AAEA), the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EERE) and the Economics Society of Australia (EcoSoc).

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Senior Lecturer / ARC DECRA Fellow University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2015 Early Career Development Fellow University of South Australia
    2012 - 2013 Post-doctoral Research Fellow University of South Australia
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Award Executive Dean's Award Faculty of the Professions, The University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 Award Business School Top Early Career Researcher Achievement in Research Excellence Award University of South Australia Australia $3000
    2014 Award Top Research Team Achievement in Research Excellence Award University of South Australia Australia $5000
    2013 Award Ian Davey Research Thesis Award University of South Australia Australia $3000
    2013 Scholarship Early Career Travel Award University of South Australia Australia $4500
    2012 Distinction Business School Best Thesis Prize University of South Australia Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2009 - 2012 University of South Australia Australia Ph.D
    Central Queensland University Australia M.Bus.
    Griffith University Australia M.Mkting
    Bond University Australia B.Comm
Grant Funding (since 2012)
ID Title Funding organisation $ Period Participants
CSE/2017/101 Value chain and policy interventions to accelerate adoption of zero tillage in rice-wheat systems across the Indo Gangetic Plains Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) $271,685 2018 Dr Adam Loch, Dr Jay Cummins, Dr Alec Zuo, and Mr Rohan Yargop
  Building collaborative arrangements on water scarcity management between Australia and the European Union EU Centre for Global Affairs $15,000 2017 Dr Adam Loch
  Exploring a water market readiness framework in the United States, Spain and China Australian National Commission for UNESCO $20,000 2016  Dr Adam Loch, Assoc Prof Sarah Wheeler, Dr Alec Zuo and Prof Mike Young
DE150100328 Minimising transaction costs in Murray-Darling Basin water reform Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher (DECRA) Award $374,000 2015-17 Dr Adam Loch
  Can we ‘nudge’ consumer choices toward healthier locally produced food in supermarkets UniSA Research Themes for Development Investment Funding  $35,000 2015  Dr Svetlana Bogomolova, Dr Adam Loch, Prof Jon Buckley, Prof Larry Lockshin, Dr Herb Sorensen and Mr Graeme Longmuir
DP140103946 Transitioning to a water secure future Australian Research Council Discovery Award $172,000 2014-2016 Dr Sarah Wheeler, Dr Adam Loch, Dr Dustin Garrick, Prof Peter Boxall, Prof Vic Adamowicz, Dr Alec Zuo and Prof Henning Bjornlund
SD11-16 Water trade, climate change and irrigator adaptability in the Murray-Darling Basin National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) $200,000 2012 Dr Adam Loch, Dr Sarah Wheeler
Current teaching roles
Course ID Course name Year Role
AGRIBUS 7064 Water Security and Governance 2017-current Course Coordinator/Lecturer
AGRIBUS 7061 Research Project Part 1: Principles and Methods 2018-current Course Coordinator/Lecturer
AGRIBUS 7062(a,b) / 7063 Research Project Part 2: Research Project 2018-current Course Coordinator/Lecturer


  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83139131
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 6
  • Org Unit: Centre for Global Food and Resources

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