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.