Dr Jaquelyne Hughes
Dr Hughes is a Torres Strait Islander woman. Her family come from Mabuiag Island in the near west Torres Strait.
Dr Hughes works as a nephrologist at Royal Darwin Hospital, and holds the clinical portfolio leadership for Consumer Engagement, New Start Dialysis Transition Clinic and Research Translation in the Top-End Renal Service.
Dr Hughes is a senior research fellow at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin and leads the “eGFR Study”, a longitudinal cohort kidney health study in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults. She is the convenor of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Working Group with the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry, was an expert advisor for the Transplant Society of Australia and New Zealand Society of Nephrology Performance Report to improve access and outcomes of kidney transplantation, and is a special advisor to the Minister for Indigenous Health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kidney disease. She is the project leader for the Catching Some Air – Asserting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Information Rights in Renal Disease project.More information soon