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.
BMed FRACP PhD
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.
Prof Hughes is the Deputy Convenor of the National Indigenous Kidney Transplant Taskforce, and a Board Director of Australian Indigenous Doctors Association
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