Dr Tu’uhevaha Kaitu’u-Lino


Post-doctoral Fellow

Class of 1998

Inducted into the Frankston High School “Back to School” Hall of Fame 2013

Tu’uhe completed VCE at Frankston High School in 1998.  In 2002 she graduated from a Bachelor of Biomedical Science with First Class Honors (Monash University), before undertaking a PhD at Prince Henry’s Institute in Melbourne.  In 2008 her doctorate was awarded, and she simultaneously received a prestigious NHMRC post-doctoral fellowship to continue her research into Women’s Health.

She is currently working as a post-doctoral fellow in the Translational Obstetrics Group at the Mercy Hospital for Women: a young team comprising of a 50:50 split of scientists and clinician-scientists. Passionate about taking preclinical ideas from the laboratory to the clinic, her area of interest is identifying new ways to treat preeclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy.

Throughout her career she has received a number of prestigious awards, notably Victorian Young Tall Poppy of the Year in 2012.