Dr Jaquelyne Hughes
PhD, Charles Darwin University, 2013; Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Nephrology), 2007; Bachelor of Medicine, University of Newcastle, 2000.
Dr Jaqui Hughes is a nephrologist at Royal Darwin Hospital, and NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow at Menzies. Her PhD study (supervised by Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown and Professor Kerin O’Dea) focussed on examining the body build and composition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and its relationship with obesity and chronic disease including diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
Dr Hughes is involved in collaborative research involving adults with chronic kidney disease (the eGFR Study) and who require dialysis (the STARRS project). Her clinical-research group was awarded the 2016 Harry Giese Research into Action Award for “Closing the loop on life-threatening melioidosis infections: observational research informing clinical practice change and policy for adults with severe kidney disease. She was awarded the 2012 Northern Territory (NT) Young Tall Poppy Award and the 2013 Top End (NT) NAIDOC Person of the Year.
She is the co-convenor of Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplantation Registry (ANZDATA) Indigenous Working Group (2014-) , an Expert Advisor for Indigenous Renal Disease, The Primary Care Education Advisory Committee for Kidney Health Australia (PEAK)(2014-), and former member of RACP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Advisory Group (2008-2013).
- eGFR study: to improve the accuracy and precision of estimated GFR (eGFR) measurements in Indigenous Australians
- AKI Study: a retrospective analysis of the associations of severe dialysis requiring acute kidney injury on survival and need for permanent dialysis in Northern Australia.
- Wellbeing Intervention for Chronic Kidney Disease (WICKD): A trial of the AIMhi Stay Strong App.
- Forensic approach for forensic reservoir identification for serious S. aureus infection in Top End dialysis clients.
- Maple-Brown, L.J., Hughes, J.T., Lawton, P.D., Jones, G.R.D., Ellis, A.G., Drabsch, K., et al. (2012). Accurate Assessment of Kidney Function in Indigenous Australians: the estimated GFR Study. American Journal of Kidney Disease, 60(4), 680-682.
- Maple-Brown, L.J., Hughes, J., Peirs, L.S., Ward, L.C., Meerkin, J., Eisman, J.A., et al. (2012). Increased bone mineral density in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: impact of body composition differences. Bone, 51(1), 123-130.
- Maple-Brown, L., Lawton, P.D., Hughes, J.T., Sharma, S.K., Jones, G.R.D., Ellis, A.E., et al. (2010). Study Protocol - accurate assessment of kidney function in Indigenous Australians: aims and methods of the eGFR Study. BMC Public Health, 10(80).
- Hughes, J., Nickels, M., Sharma, S., Tucker, L., O’Dea, K., & Maple-Brown, L. (2010). Implementing the eGFR Study in a Remote Site: A Case Study. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 34(2), 6-8.
- Shen, Y.Y., Hughes, J.T., Charlesworth, J.A., Kelly, J.J., & Peake, P.W. (2008). Adiponectin is present in the urine in its native conformation, and specifically reduces the secretion of MCP-1 by proximal tubular cells. Nephrology, 13(5), 405-410.
- Peake, P.W., Hughes, J.T., Shen, Y. & Charlesworth, J.A. (2007). Glycosylation of human adiponectin affects its conformation and stability. Journal of Molecular Endocrinology, 39, 45-52.
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Australia’s first Indigenous kidney specialist and clinical nephrologist, Menzies’ Dr Jaqui Hughes has been named as the 2016 recipient of the Harry Christian Giese – Research into Action Award to champion the translation of her research findings into medical interventions.
Powerful predictor for the progression of kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
Study reveals powerful predictor for the progression of kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
To mark World Kidney Day, Australia’s first Indigenous kidney specialist has expressed a need for research institutes to have a greater level of engagement with the people who participate in their research efforts.
The first ever detailed study of the body build and composition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has been undertaken to help reduce the risk and impact of kidney disease in Indigenous populations.
Australia’s first Indigenous kidney specialist has been announced as the Northern Territory’s Young Tall Poppy as part of the recent 2012 NT Research and Innovation Awards.