Researcher biography

Dr Cuffe Completed his PhD at The University of Queensland before being awarded a competitive research fellowship to Join Griffith University on the Gold Coast. Dr Cuffe returned to UQ in 2018 as a lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences and to establish his own research team. Dr Cuffe has a broad range of research interests including investigating early origins of chronic disease, endocrine regulation of fetal development, placental regulation of pregnancy complications and sex differences in basic physiology. He is most recognised for his research in the field of placental biology where he has investigated how maternal perturbations such as stress, hypoxia, altered nutrition or maternal disease all affect placental development and program disease in the mother after pregnancy as well as her offspring. Dr Cuffe has an exceptional track record and is excited to take new honours and PhD students into his research laboratory.