Dr Jaquelyne Hughes

Research fellow

Qualifications:

PhD, Charles Darwin University, 2013; Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Nephrology), 2007; Bachelor of Medicine, University of Newcastle, 2000.

Location:

Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus

Biography:

Dr Jaqui Hughes trained as a specialist physician (nephrology) in Sydney, Wollongong and Darwin. Dr Hughes completed a PhD at Menzies, supervised by Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown and Professor Kerin O’Dea, 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 works part time as a nephrologist with Royal Darwin Hospital in the care of people who require dialysis for kidney failure. Her research is directed towards understanding the relationship of body fat (and obesity) with chronic disease. 

Dr Hughes is also involved in collaborative research involving adults with chronic kidney disease (the eGFR Study) and who require dialysis (the STARRS project), and supporting development of professional capacity among Indigenous research staff. She was the recipient of the 2012 Northern Territory (NT) Young Tall Poppy Award and the 2013 Top End (NT) NAIDOC Person of the Year.

Dr Hughes was awarded a RACP Jacquot Research Establishment Award (2014). She is a member of Kidney Health Australia Kidney Check Australia Taskforce (KHA KCAT, 2014-), and former member of RACP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Advisory Group (2008-2013).

Research Themes
 

 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
Click here to view more Jaqui Hughes publications in PubMed.
  1. Leading kidney researcher asks for greater engagement this World Kidney Day

    Leading kidney researcher asks for greater engagement this World Kidney Day

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    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.

  2. Body and build of Indigenous Australians in the spotlight

    Body and build of Indigenous Australians in the spotlight

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    Body build.pdf

    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.

  3. Powerful predictor for the progression of kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations

    Powerful predictor for the progression of kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations

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    20160414_KIDNEY DISEASE IN ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER POPULATIONS.pdf

    Study reveals powerful predictor for the progression of kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations

  4. Indigenous kidney specialist named NT's Young Tall Poppy

    Indigenous kidney specialist named NT's Young Tall Poppy

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    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.