James Fuller

James Fuller

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Centre for Global Food and Resources

Faculty of the Professions


James is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Global Food and Resources at the University of Adelaide. James is a hydrologist with over 10 years’ experience in water resources and flood modelling for Government and private consultancy. Most recently James worked at the SA Department Environment, Water and Natural Resources where he provided scientific advice including: the SA River Murray Water Allocation Plan (released October 2017), impacts of the Sustainable Diversion Limit process on the South Australian River Murray and has conducted hydrodynamic modelling of the Lower Lakes, Murray Mouth and Coorong to assess the potential impacts of barrage release strategies and environmental water delivery. James has extensive experience in flood modelling and assessment in South Australia and provided hydrological advice to the State Emergency Service as part of the state Incident Management Team during the state wide flood event in September/October 2016.

James’ PhD Thesis seeks to explore changes to water resources of the Murray Darling Basin from increased environmental water, water trading and the implementation of State and Federal policies.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 PhD Candidate University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2014 - 2017 Senior Hydrologist Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
    2008 - 2014 Senior Environmental Engineer Australian Water Enviornments
    2008 - 2013 Environmental Engineer Australian Water Environments
    2006 - 2008 Environmental Engineer EGC
    2006 - 2006 Engineer City of Holdfast Bay
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2018 - 2006 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    2014 - 2017 University of South Australia, Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma in Urban And Regional Planning
    2000 - 2005 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science
  • Research Interests

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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2015 Fuller, J., Gibbs, M., & Eaton, J. (2015). The effect of barrage flow manipulation on sediment deposition and scouring patterns at the River Murray mouth. In 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, The Art and Science of Water - HWRS 2015 (pp. 733-740). Online: Engineers Australia.
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Member Hydrological Society South Australia - Australia

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