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Associate Professor Peter Roberts

Honorary Associate Professor

Staff Member Details
Email: p.roberts@ecu.edu.au

Peter is an Honorary Associate Professor within the School of Medical and Health Sciences having worked at ECU for many years.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Honours, The University of Western Australia.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Adua, E., Memarian, E., Afrifa-Yamoah, E., Russell, A., Trbojević-Akmačić, I., Gudelj, I., Jurić, J., Roberts, P., Lauc, G., Wang, W. (2021). N-glycosylation profiling of Type 2 diabetes mellitus from baseline to follow-up: an observational study in a Ghanaian population. Biomarkers in Medicine, 14(14), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.2217/bmm-2020-0615.

Journal Articles

  • Anto, E., Roberts, P., Coall, D., Adua, E., Turpin, C., Tawiah, A., Wang, Y., Wang, W. (2020). Suboptimal health pregnant women are associated with increased oxidative stress and unbalanced pro- and antiangiogenic growth mediators: a cross-sectional study in a Ghanaian population. Free Radical Research, 54(1), 27-42. https://doi.org/10.1080/10715762.2019.1685668.

Journal Articles

  • Liu, Y., Feenan, K., Chapple, V., Roberts, P., Matson, P. (2019). Intracytoplasmic sperm injection using hyaluronic acid or polyvinylpyrrolidone: a time-lapse sibling oocyte study. Human Fertility: an international, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to furthering research and promoting good practice, 22(1), 39-45. https://doi.org/10.1080/14647273.2017.1366077.
  • Adua, E., Memarian, E., Russell, A., Trbojević-Akmačić, I., Gudelj, I., Jurić, J., Roberts, P., Lauc, G., Wang, W. (2019). High throughput profiling of whole plasma N-glycans in type II diabetes mellitus patients and healthy individuals: A perspective from a Ghanaian population. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 661(January 2019), 10-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abb.2018.10.015.
  • Adua, E., Memarian, E., Russell, A., Trbojevic-Akmacic, I., Gudelj, I., Juric, J., Roberts, P., Lauc, G., Wang, W. (2019). Utilization of N-glycosylation profiles as risk stratification biomarkers for suboptimal health status and metabolic syndrome in a Ghanaian population. Biomarkers in Medicine, 13(15), 1273-1287. https://doi.org/10.2217/bmm-2019-0005.
  • Ezute, A., Roberts, P., Matson, P. (2019). Semen Analysis in African Laboratories: Is it Valid to Use the Reference Ranges from the WHO 5th Edition Manual for Clinical Interpretation?. Journal of Reproductive Biotechnology and Fertility, 8(2019), 25-29.
  • Rutherford, T., Roberts, P., Matson, P. (2019). Klinefelter syndrome: phenotype, testicular function and infertility treatment. Journal of Reproductive Biotechnology and Fertility, 8(2019), 66-79.
  • Li, X., Wang, H., Russell, A., Cao, W., Wang, X., Ge, S., Zheng, Y., Guo, Z., Hou, H., Song, M., Yu, X., Wang, Y., Hunter, M., Roberts, P., Lauc, G., Wang, W. (2019). Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is Associated with the Immunoglobulin G N-Glycome through Putative Proinflammatory Mechanisms in an Australian Population. OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology, 23(12), 631-639. https://doi.org/10.1089/omi.2019.0075.
  • Scott, J., Roberts, P., Matson, P. (2019). Preimplantation genetic testing: changes in biopsy technique and clinical utility. Journal of Reproductive Biotechnology and Fertility, 8(2019), 54-65.
  • Waller, E., Roberts, P., Matson, P. (2019). Assessment of sperm motility, and its relationship with sperm function and fertility. Journal of Reproductive Biotechnology and Fertility, 8(2019), 30-53.
  • Anto, E., Roberts, P., Coall, D., Turpin, C., Adua, E., Wang, Y., Wang, W. (2019). Integration of suboptimal health status evaluation as a criterion for prediction of preeclampsia is strongly recommended for healthcare management in pregnancy: a prospective cohort study in a Ghanaian population. EPMA Journal, 10(3), 211-226. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13167-019-00183-0.

Journal Articles

  • Robinson, C., Roberts, P., Reynolds, K., Matson, P. (2018). The effect of glycerol and a glycerol-containing cryoprotective medium upon the motility of human sperm prior to freezing, and subsequent difficulties in assessing sperm motility following dilution. Journal of Reproductive Biotechnology & Fertility, 7(2018), 8-13.
  • Robinson, C., Roberts, P., Matson, P. (2018). Sperm motility assessment using computer assisted semen analysis (CASA): a comparison of standard microscope slides and coverslips and the 20 µm MicroCell™. Journal of Reproductive Biotechnology & Fertility, 7(2018), 1-8.
  • Adua, E., Anto, E., Roberts, P., Kantanka, O., Aboagye, E., Wang, W. (2018). The potential of N-glycosylation profiles as biomarkers for monitoring the progression of Type II diabetes mellitus towards diabetic kidney disease. Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, 17(2), 233-246. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40200-018-0365-3.
  • Peirce, K., Roberts, P., Ali, J., Coombes, J., Matson, P. (2018). A survey of scientists’ awareness of and attitudes to the use of human blood products and alternatives in human assisted reproductive technology. Human Fertility: an international, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to furthering research and promoting good practice, 21(3), 174-182. https://doi.org/10.1080/14647273.2017.1334131.
  • Anto, E., Roberts, P., Turpin, C., Wang, W. (2018). Oxidative Stress as a Key Signaling Pathway in Placental Angiogenesis Changes in Preeclampsia: Updates in Pathogenesis, Novel Biomarkers and Therapeutics. Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine: the international journal for expert reviews in pharmacogenomics, 16(3), 167-181. https://doi.org/10.2174/1875692117666181207120011.

Conference Publications

  • Chaudhry, J., Valli, C., Crowley, M., Haass, J., Roberts, P. (2018). POStCODE Middleware for Post-Market Surveillance of Medical Devices for Cyber Security in Medical and Healthcare Sector in Australia. International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT (10 p.). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISMICT.2018.8573695.

Journal Articles

  • Thomson, A., Glasson, E., Roberts, P., Bittles, A. (2017). ‘‘Over time it just becomes easier. . .’’: parents of people with Angelman syndrome and Prader–Willi syndrome speak about their carer role. Disability and Rehabilitation, 39(8), 763-770. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2016.1161838.
  • Adua, E., Roberts, P., Wang, W. (2017). Incorporation of suboptimal health status as a potential risk assessment for type II diabetes mellitus: a case-control study in a Ghanaian population. The EPMA Journal, 8(4), 345-355. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13167-017-0119-1.
  • Hamilton, K., Hadlow, N., Roberts, P., Sykes, P., McClements, A., Coombes, J., Matson, P. (2017). Longitudinal changes in thyroid hormones during conception cycles and early pregnancy. Clinical and Medical Biochemistry, 3(1), article no. 1000125. https://doi.org/10.4172/2471-2663.1000125.
  • Adua, E., Roberts, P., Sakyi, S., Yeboah, F., Dompreh, A., Frimpong, K., Anto, E., Wang, W. (2017). Profiling of cardio-metabolic risk factors and medication utilisation among Type II diabetes patients in Ghana: a prospective cohort study. Clinical and Translational Medicine, 6(1), Article 32. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40169-017-0162-5.
  • Adua, E., Russell, A., Roberts, P., Wang, Y., Song, M., Wang, W. (2017). Innovation Analysis on Postgenomic Biomarkers: Glycomics for Chronic Diseases. OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology, 21(4), 183-196. https://doi.org/10.1089/omi.2017.0035.

Journal Articles

  • Wang, Y., Adua, E., Russell, A., Roberts, P., Ge, S., Zeng, Q., Wang, W. (2016). Glycomics and its application potential in precision medicine. Science, 2(2), 36-37. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.354.6319.1601-b..
  • Stemp, M., Roberts, P., McClements, A., Chapple, V., Matson, P. (2016). Serum concentrations of the biomarkers CA125, CA15-3, PSA and PAPP-A in early pregnancy. Journal of Reproductive Biotechnology and Fertility, 5(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1177/2058915816672102.
  • Liu, Y., Chapple, V., Feenan, K., Roberts, P., Matson, P. (2016). Time-lapse deselection model for human day 3 in vitro fertilization embryos: the combination of qualitative and quantitative measures of embryo growth. Fertility and Sterility, 105(3), 656-662e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2015.11.003.
  • Hamilton, K., Hadlow, N., Roberts, P., Sykes, P., McClements, A., Coombes, J., Matson, P. (2016). Longitudinal changes in maternal serum concentrations of antimüllerian hormone in individual women during conception cycles and early pregnancy. Fertility and Sterility, 106(6), 1407-1413. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2016.07.1113.

Journal Articles

  • Liu, Y., Chapple, V., Feenan, K., Roberts, P., Matson, P. (2015). Time-lapse videography of human embryos: using pronuclear fading rather than insemination in IVF and ICSI cycles removes inconsistencies in time to reach early cleavage milestones. Reproductive Biology, 15(2), 122-125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.repbio.2015.03.002.
  • Liu, Y., Copeland, C., Chapple, V., Roberts, P., Feenan, K., Matson, P. (2015). The relationship between embryo quality assessed using routine embryology or time-lapse videography and serum progesterone concentration on the day of ovulatory trigger in in vitro fertilization cycles. Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction, 4(2), 140-146.
  • Vitorino, M., Roberts, P., McClements, A., Sykes, P., Chapple, V., Matson, P. (2015). The serum concentration of seven molecular biomarkers (CA15-3, CA19-9, CA72-4, CYFRA21-1, NSE, PCT, S-100) in women during natural and stimulated ovarian cycles and early pregnancy.. Journal of Life Medicine, 3(1), 1-5.
  • Xi, F., Wang, Z., Qi, Y., Brightwell, R., Roberts, P., Stewart, A., Sim, M., Wang, W. (2015). Long-term effect of respiratory training for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients at an outpatient clinic: a randomised controlled trial. Clinical and Translational Medicine, 4(2015), Article number 31. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40169-015-0073-2.
  • Liu, Y., Chapple, V., Feenan, K., Roberts, P., Matson, P. (2015). Clinical significance of intercellular contact at the four-cell stage of human embryos, and the use of abnormal cleavage patterns to identify embryos with low implantation potential: a time lapse study. Fertility and Sterility, 103(6), 1485-1491. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2015.03.017.
  • Liu, Y., Copeland, C., Stevens, A., Feenan, K., Chapple, V., Myssonski, K., Roberts, P., Matson, P. (2015). Assessment of human embryos by time-lapse videography: a comparison of quantitative and qualitative measures between two independent laboratories. Reproductive Biology, 15(4), 210-216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.repbio.2015.09.001.
  • Peirce, K., Roberts, P., Ali, J., Matson, P. (2015). The preparation and culture of washed human sperm: a comparison of a suite of protein-free media with media containing human serum albumin. Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction, 4(3), 221-227.
  • McEvoy, A., Roberts, P., Yap, K., Matson, P. (2015). The Relationship between the Halosperm Assay and Semen Analysis Performed According to the 4th and the 5th Editions of the World Health Organization Guidelines. Andrology, 4(1), Article no. 1000127. https://doi.org/10.4172/2167-0250.1000127.

Journal Articles

  • Stemp, M., Roberts, P., McClements, A., Chapple, V., Natalwala, J., Black, M., Matson, P. (2014). Serum concentrations of the biomarkers CA125, CA15-3, CA72-4, tPSA and PAPP-A in natural and stimulated ovarian cycles. Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction, 3(2), 90-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2305-0500(14)60010-5.
  • Liu, Y., Chapple, V., Roberts, P., Matson, P. (2014). Prevalence, consequence, and significance of reverse cleavage by human embryos, viewed with the use of the embryoscope time-lapse video system. Fertility and Sterility, 102(5), 1295-1300. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.07.1235.
  • McEvoy, A., Roberts, P., Yap, K., Matson, P. (2014). Development of a simplified method of human semen storage for the testing of sperm DNA fragmentation using the Halosperm G2 test kit. Fertility and Sterility, 102(4), 981-988. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.07.737.
  • Liu, Y., Chapple, V., Roberts, P., Ali, J., Matson, P. (2014). Time-lapse videography of human oocytes following intracytoplasmic sperm injection: Events up to the first cleavage division. Reproductive Biology, 14(4), 249-256. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.repbio.2014.08.003.

Journal Articles

Journal Articles

  • Gladstones, G., Burton, P., Mark, PJ., Waddell, BJ., Roberts, P. (2012). Immunolocalisation of 11β-HSD-1 and -2, glucocorticoid receptor, mineralocorticoid receptor and Na +K +-ATPase during the postnatal development of the rat epididymis. Journal of Anatomy, 220(4), 350-362. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7580.2012.01481.x.

Journal Articles

  • Taylor, K., Roberts, P., Sanders, K., Burton, P. (2009). Effect of antioxidant supplementation of cryopreservation medium on post-thaw integrity of human spermatozoa.. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 18(2), 184-189.

Journal Articles

  • Smythe, G., Shavlakadze, T., Roberts, P., Davies, M., McGeachie, J., Grounds, M. (2008). Age Influences the Early Events of Skeletal Muscle Regeneration: Studies of Whole Muscle Grafts Transplanted Between Young (8 Weeks) and Old (13-21 Months) Mice. Experimental Gerontology, 43(6), 550-562. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2008.02.005.

Research Projects

  • Glycan Profiling as a Risk Stratification Biomarker for Metabolic Syndrome, Bioyong Technologies Inc, Scholarships to support Industry Engagement PhD Projects, 2016 ‑ 2020, $11,000.
  • The influence of placental growth and development on fetal growth in in vitro fertilization and normal pregnancies, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2012 (Round 1), 2012 ‑ 2014, $24,421.
  • A joint Australian-China pilot survey on "Suboptimal Health", The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education , Australia-China Science and Research Fund Group Missions, 2013 ‑ 2014, $43,600.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Morning sickness and the placenta

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Human Biology), Factors affecting the survival and implantation of human blastocysts following vitrification
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Effect of Sperm Apoptosis, Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and Semen Sample Handling on Sperm Parameters and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Outcomes
  • Master of Science (Human Biology), The clinical utility of the halosperm assay and the development of a simplified method of human semen storage for the testing of sperm DNA fragmentation.
  • Master of Science (Human Biology), The placenta and cardiovascular disease: A meta-analysis
  • Master of Science (Human Biology), Is the treatment and transport of asystolic cardiac arrest patients to hospital by ambulance services appropriate?
  • Master of Science (Human Biology), The serum concentrations of anti-mullerian hormone (amh), thyroid-stimulating hormone (tsh), free triiodothyronine (ft3) and free thyroxine (ft4) during early pregnancy
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Glucocorticoid metabolism and action in the rat epididymis.
  • Master of Science (Medical Science), The cryopreservation of human semen, and subsequent evaluation of a commercially-available device to isolate motile sperm
  • Master of Science (Human Biology), Biomarkers of disease: Concerntrations in the serum of women during natural and stimulated ovarian cycles and during early pregnancy
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Human oocytes and embryos viewed by time-lapse videography, and the development of an embryo deselection model
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Parental and carer responses to Angelman syndrome and prader-willi syndrome

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, N-glycosylation profiles as a risk stratification biomarker for type II diabetes mellitus and its associated factors
  • Master of Science (Medical Science), Dna methylation of the clusterin promoter: Associations with alzheimer's disease risk and related phenotypes
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Evaluation of Suboptimal Health Status and Prospective Levels of Oxidative Stress Biomarkers and Angiogenic Growth Mediators with Placental Anatomy and Pathology in Normotensive and Preeclamptic Births
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