- Role: Research Support StaffGroup: Endocrine Hypertension
Peta Nuttall is a registered nurse with over 15 years’ experience in the clinical setting before making the transition to endocrine research with Dr Yang at Hudson Institute’s Centre for Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2018. Peta is involved in a number of projects related to the prevalence and diagnosis of primary aldosteronism, the leading cause of endocrine hypertension. In the first study of primary aldosteronism prevalence in Australian primary care, Peta is actively recruiting participating sites by engaging primary health professionals in screening for primary aldosteronism using a simple blood test prior to the commencement of anti-hypertensive treatment. The study is raising the awareness of primary aldosteronism and offering affected patients targeted treatment, or potential cure for their hypertension.