Dr James Cuffe


School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 336 53180


Dr Cuffe Completed his PhD at The University of Queensland before being awarded a competative research followship to Join Griffith Unviersity on the Gold Coast. Dr Cuffe returned to UQ in 2018 to establish his own research team and contribute to a range of undergraduate courses. Dr Cuffe has a broad range of research interests spanning from early origins of chronic disease through to sex differences in basic phyiology. 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.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Cuffe, James S. M., Walton, Sarah L. and Moritz, Karen M. (2016). The developmental origins of renal dysfunction. In Cheryl S. Rosenfeld (Ed.), The epigenome and developmental origins of health and disease (pp. 291-314) London, United Kingdom: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-801383-0.00015-3

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.