Professor Fuller is a physician-scientist active in basic research and clinical endocrinology. He trained in Melbourne in both clinical endocrinology and molecular endocrinology before postdoctoral training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Professor Fuller was awarded a Wellcome Trust Australian Senior Research Fellowship in 1987 and has received the Eric Susman Prize from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. His doctoral studies were under the supervision of John Funder at the Prince Henry's Hospital Medical Research Centre. He became a Senior Scientist at the Insititute in 1987.