Associate Professor Christine Roberts

NHMRC Research Fellow & Associate Professor
Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Northern Clinical School
Kolling Institute of Medical Research

Building 52 Royal North Shore Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9462 9791
F: +61 2 9462 9058

Biographical details

Christine Roberts (MBBS, FAFPHM, DrPH ) is a medical epidemiologist with clinical experience in obstetrics, paediatrics and neonatology. In 2006 she was awarded an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (Level A), and in January 2007 took up the position of Director of Clinical and Population Perinatal Health Research in the Kolling Institute. Her main research interests are in making better use of routinely collected data to evaluate and improve care in pregnancy and childbirth, assessing population health data quality, and clinical trials in pregnancy care and maternal outcomes.

Research interests

Current national competitive grants*


Pregnancy as a stress test determining mother's cardiovascular risk
Figtree G, Roberts C, Morris J, Ford J
Heart Foundation of Australia Vanguard Grant ($75,000 over 1 year)


Infant thyroid hormone levels and long-term child educational outcomes
Nassar N, Roberts C, Wilcken B, Martin A, Jack M, Wiley V, Algert C
NHMRC Project Grant ($476,257 over 3 years)


Senior Research Fellowship B
Roberts C
NHMRC Career Awards: Research Fellowships ($641,855 over 5 years)

Evaluating appropriate use of blood products in mothers and babies
Ford J, Roberts C, Irving D, Harrison B, Morris J, Bowen J, Isbister J, Capper H
NHMRC Partnership Projects ($379,604 over 3 years)


Population Health at the Clinical Interface: Pregnancy and Childbirth
Roberts C, Ford J, Todd A, Simpson J, Ashton A, Taylor L, Morris J, Ellwood D
NHMRC Centre of Clinical Research Excellence ($2,456,365 over 5 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney