Dr Jaquelyne Hughes

Post-doctoral research fellow

Qualifications:

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

Location:

Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus

Biography:

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). 

  1. Majoni, S.W., Hughes, J.T., Heron, B., Currie, B.J. (2017) Trimethoprim+sulfamethoxazole reduces rates of melioidosis in high risk haemodialysis patients. Kidney International Reports. (accepted 12 Sept 2017). www.kireports.org/#/article/S2468-0249(17)30391-1/fulltext
  2. Hughes, J.T., Barzi, F., Hoy W.E., Jones, G.R.D., Rathnayake, G., Majoni, S.W., et al. (2017) Bilirubin concentration is positively associated with haemoglobin concentration and inversely associated with albumin to creatinine ratio among Indigenous Australians: eGFR Study. Clinical Biochemistry. (epub 20 Aug 2017) doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2017.08.011
  3. Majoni, S.W., Lawton, P.D., Barzi, F., Cass, A., Hughes, J.T. (2017) Assessing the association between serum ferritin, transferrin saturation and C-reactive protein in Northern Territory Indigenous Australian patients with high ferritin on maintenance haemodialysis. International Journal of Nephrology. 2017:8. Doi: 10.1155/2017/5490963
  4. Holwell, A., Cherian S., Barzi, F, Brady, S., Hughes, J.T. (2017) Rapid progression of chronic kidney disease in five years priori to haemodialysis initiation in Central Australia. The Renal Society of Australasia Journal. 13(1):5-8.
  5. Hughes, J.T., Maple-Brown, L.J., Thomas, M., Lawton, P.D., Sinha, A., Cass, A., et al. (2016) Cross-sectional associations of albuminuria among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults: the eGFR Study. Nephrology. doi: 10.1111/nep.12956.
  6. Maple-Brown, L.J., Hughes, J.T., Ritte, R., Barzi, F., Hoy, W.E., Lawton, P.D., et al. (2016) Progression of Kidney Disease in Indigenous Australians: The eGFR Follow-Up study. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 11: 993-1004.
  7. Hughes, J.T., O’Dea, K., Piera, K., Barzi, F., Cass, A., Hoy, W.E., et al. (2016) Associations of serum adiponectin with markers of cardio-metabolic disease risk in Indigenous Australian adults with good health, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. 10(6):659-72.
  8. Maple-Brown, L.J., Hughes, J.T., Chatfield, M.D., Ward, L.C., Piers, L.S., Jones, G.R.D., et al. (2015) Adding Measures of Body Composition to the CKD-EPI GFR Estimating Equation in Indigenous Australians: The eGFR Study. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 65(4):632-4.
  9. Hughes, J.T., Maple-Brown, L.J., Piers, L.S., Meerkin, J., O'Dea, K., Ward, L.C. (2015) Development of a single frequency bioimpedance prediction equation for fat-free mass in an adult Indigenous Australian population. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 69:28-33.
  10. 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 Diseases: the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation. 60(4):680-2.
Click here to view more Jaqui Hughes publications in PubMed.
  1. Indigenous patients left feeling ’isolated’

    Indigenous patients left feeling ’isolated’

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    AN INDIGENOUS dialysis patient being away from home and families is no good. That’s one of the messages from indigenous kidney patients calling for equitable care in a new report from Menzies School of Health Research.

  2. Remote kidney patients face homelessness

    Remote kidney patients face homelessness

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    Patients and their support networks have called for equal health care closer to their homes in a new report released by the Menzies School of Health Research in the Northern Territory.

  3. Indigenous Australians travelling 1000 kilometres for kidney dialysis: report

    Indigenous Australians travelling 1000 kilometres for kidney dialysis: report

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    In a new Menzies School of Health Research report, patients and carers from across northern and central Australia called on state, territory and federal government health ministers to overhaul the system to provide more holistic care.

  4. Indigenous kidney patients call for equitable care in new report

    Indigenous kidney patients call for equitable care in new report

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    Indigenous people with kidney disease living in remote and rural Australia as well as their support networks have made a resounding call for equitable health care closer to home in a report released today by Menzies School of Health Research.

  5. Dr Jaqui Hughes interview, National TalkBlack

    Dr Jaqui Hughes interview, National TalkBlack

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    Kidney specialist, Dr Jaqui Hughes talks to National TalkBlack

  6. Kimberley patients forced to travel thousands of kilometres for essential dialysis training

    Kimberley patients forced to travel thousands of kilometres for essential dialysis training

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    A kidney health forum held in Darwin last week tabled the concerns of remote dialysis patients from Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

  7. ABC Online | Indigenous dialysis patients pushing for grassroots community health services

    ABC Online | Indigenous dialysis patients pushing for grassroots community health services

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    Aboriginal dialysis patients say too many people are dying a lonely death away from their families, because they cannot be treated at home. In remote parts of Australia, patients whose kidneys are failing often have to leave their home communities to seek dialysis treatments in larger cities and towns.

  8. Indigenous voices to be heard

    Indigenous voices to be heard

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    Indigenous people with end-stage kidney disease from across northern and central Australia will be sharing their stories at an upcoming kidney conference in the hope of effecting change.

  9. Australian Doctor - otitis media clinical trial

    Australian Doctor - otitis media clinical trial

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    Otitis Media - a clinical trial where Indigenous infants will receive an extra dose of pneumococcal vaccine to try and cut down the rates of incidence.

  10. Melioidosis: More cases of potentially fatal bacteria from NT dirt emerge

    Melioidosis: More cases of potentially fatal bacteria from NT dirt emerge

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    More people are being infected by a potentially fatal bacterium in the Northern Territory, and health experts suspect building works could have something to do with the rise in cases.

  11. Australia’s first Indigenous kidney specialist wins Harry Christian Giese Award

    Australia’s first Indigenous kidney specialist wins Harry Christian Giese Award

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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.

  12. Nursing review interview

    Nursing review interview

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  13. Indigenous Australians experience diabetes 20 years earlier

    Indigenous Australians experience diabetes 20 years earlier

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

  15. 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.

  16. Body and build of Indigenous Australians in the spotlight

    Body and build of Indigenous Australians in the spotlight

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    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.

  17. 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.