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Associate Professor Peter Roberts

Director of Medical Science

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5455, Email: p.roberts@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.503
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5455
Email: p.roberts@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.503  

 

Peter is an Associate Professor and Director of Medical Sciences within the School of Medical and Health Sciences. He is also Director of the Systems and Intervention Research Centre for Health (SIRCH), a Coordinator, Higher Degrees by Research (MSc, PhD) and Coordinator of the Master of Science (Assisted Reproductive Technology).

Current Teaching

Coordinator and lecturer for:

  • ART6001 Female Reproduction, Fertility and Pathophysiology
  • ART6005 Controversies and Challenges in Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • SCH1104 Introduction to Pathophysiology
  • SCH2235 Applied Microbiology
  • SCH3227 The Biology of Human Disease
  • SCH3434 Human Reproduction, Development and Ageing
  • MMS5107 Advances in Medical Science 1
  • MMS5110 Advances in Medical Science 2

Coordinator for:

  • SCH2143 Forensic Skills
  • SCH3216 Advanced Forensics Skills
  • SCH3217 Forensic Methodology
  • MMS2100 Introduction to Histology and Histotechniques
  • MMS2102 Medical Microbiology
  • MMS3107 Histopathology and Applied Histotechniques

Qualifications

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

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Glycan Profiling as a Risk Stratification Biomarker for Metabolic Syndrome,  Bioyong Technologies Inc,  Scholarships to support Industry Engagement PhD Projects,  2016 - 2020,  $31,000.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Adua, E., Memarian, E., Russell, A., Trbojevic-Akmacic, I., Gudelj, I., Juric, 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), 10-21, DOI: 10.1016/j.abb.2018.10.015.
  • 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, 20(epub ahead of print), epub ahead of print, DOI: 10.1080/14647273.2017.1366077.
  • 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, Netherlands, Springer, DOI: 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, United Kingdom, Taylor & Francis Ltd, DOI: 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, United Arab Emirates, Bentham Science Publishers Ltd, DOI: 10.2174/1875692117666181207120011.
  • 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, Malaysia, JRBF Online Publications.
  • 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, Malaysia, JRBF Online Publications.
  • 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, Dordrecht, Netherlands, Springer Netherlands, DOI: 10.1007/s13167-017-0119-1.
  • 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, New York, USA, Mary Ann Liebert Publishers, DOI: 10.1089/omi.2017.0035.
  • 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, Hyderabad, India, OMICS Publishing Group, DOI: 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, Germany, SpringerOpen, DOI: 10.1186/s40169-017-0162-5.
  • 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, United Kingdom, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2016.1161838.
  • 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, Elseiver, DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2016.07.1113.
  • 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, Philadelphia, USA, Elsevier Inc., DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2015.11.003.
  • 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, Washington, DC, DOI: 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, Sage Publishing, DOI: 10.1177/2058915816672102.
  • 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, Heidelberg, Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1186/s40169-015-0073-2.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.repbio.2015.03.002.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1016/j.repbio.2015.09.001.
  • 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, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2015.03.017.
  • 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, Los Angeles, California, United States, Omics Publishing Group, DOI: 10.4172/2167-0250.1000127.
  • Stemp, 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, American V - King Scientific Publishing.
  • 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, Elsevier Inc., DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.07.737.
  • 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, New York, USA, Elsevier Inc., DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.07.1235.
  • 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, Hong Kong, Hongkong Gangmao Group Company, DOI: 10.1016/S2305-0500(14)60010-5.
  • 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, Elsevier Urban & Partner Sp., DOI: 10.1016/j.repbio.2014.08.003.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • 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),  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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  PARENTAL AND CARER RESPONSES TO ANGELMAN SYNDROME AND PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME
  • Master of Science (Medical Science),  THE CRYOPRESERVATION OF HUMAN SEMEN, AND SUBSEQUENT EVALUATION OF A COMMERCIALLY-AVAILABLE DEVICE TO ISOLATE MOTILE SPERM
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  GLUCOCORTICOID METABOLISM AND ACTION IN THE RAT EPIDIDYMIS.

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
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