Dr Jaquelyne Hughes

Post-doctoral research fellow


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

Approved level of HDR supervision at Charles Darwin University:

Principal Supervisor for Masters


Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus


Dr Jaqui Hughes BMed FRACP PhD is a nephrologist and NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin.  Her PhD study focussed on detailed assessments of body composition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples among adults with or at risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD).  Her most important research contribution includes validating the accuracy of estimated equation of kidney function and identifying biomedical factors associated with rapid progression of chronic kidney disease as part of the eGFR Study.  

She is the clinical research liaison for the Joint NT Renal Services-Menzies research program.  Her awards include the 2016 Harry Christian Giese Research into Action Award for successful prophylactic antibiotic intervention for melioidosis, and 2014 Top-End NAIDOC Person of the Year.  In 2017 she was elected to Council for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (2017), and leads the Indigenous Kidney Health Equity portfolio.  Appointments include: (2016) Australian co-lead of the KHA-CARI Inaugural guideline on the management of CKD in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Maori, and has been Australian convenor of ANZDATA Registry Indigenous Health Working Group (2014-ongoing).