Jaquelyne Hughes

Matthew Flinders Professor

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Royal Darwin Hospital
PO Box 41326, Casuarina 0811, Northern Territory

Professor Jaquelyne Hughes is a Torres Strait Islander woman (Wagadagam), and the inaugural Clinical Research Professor, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Advancement within Flinders University College of Medicine and Public Health, Rural and Remote Health, NT. Prof Hughes is a specialist physician (nephrologist), with experience in chronic kidney disease, dialysis and health systems research and health systems innovative transformation. 



Honours, awards and grants
  • Advancing Equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peopels and Maori Award, Australia and New Zealand Society of Nephrology Annual SCientific Meeting (2022)
  • Matthew Flinders Professor (2022 -)
  • Deputy Chair, National Indigenous Kidney Transplant Taskforce (2020- )
  • National Health and Medical Research Council Research Excellence Award for Clinical Trial and Cohort Studies (2019)
  • Australian Indigenous Doctors Association, Doctor of the Year (2019-2020).
  • Top End Health Service, Service Excellence and Innovation Awards, Doing it First (2018)
Key responsibilities

Professor Hughes leads existing collaborative research including the eGFR3 Study, and a health systems evaluation called Live Strong COVID-safe Frailty-Free after Starting Dialysis project, and will plan the development of emerging research partnerships that will advance health of NT communities.

Supervisory interests
Chronic condition management and self-management
Rural health systems
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Health
Expert for media contact
Health management, policy and ethics
Kidney disease
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  • Health management, policy and ethics
  • Kidney disease