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Tim Roberts is currently the Director of the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment at the University of Newcastle. He continues to be active in research in the laboratory of his long-time collaborator Associate Professor Hugh Dunstan at the University of Newcastle. He has published some 110 papers. Originally from South Australia, he has traveled extensively since completing his B Sc at the University of Adelaide and his PhD at Flinders University, coming to the University of Newcastle in 1974 and moving to Singapore in July 2006 to set up the University of Newcastle campus in Singapore. On retiring from his position as inaugural Dean of the Singapore campus he joined James Cook University Singapore Campus as Dean of Research with the goal of establishing a research ethos on the campus. Having completed this task he returned to Newcastle as Conjoint Professor to pursue his research until asked to take over the Tom Farrell Institute Directorship in 2010. Tim Roberts is an acknowledged expert in the area of chronic pain and fatigue and autism. His group has made significant progress leading to the understanding that these conditions have a common underlying biochemical pathology which relates to the metabolism of the sufferer being in a chronic catabolic state. These findings have reoriented the field to now focus on chronic infection as the primary underlying cause of chronic pain and fatigue; this chronic catabolic state being the host response to this chronic infection. In a study of free-ranging dogs associated with an outback community in the Northern Territory, his group has found this first incidence of Ehrlichia infection (Anaplasma platys) in Australia. .

Qualifications

  • PhD (Biological Science), Flinders University, 19/05/1971
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Adelaide, 31/12/1968

Research

Research keywords

  • Autism
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Environment
  • Microbiology
  • Sustainability
  • metabolic profiling
  • ticks

Research expertise

Tim Roberts is a scientist interested in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autism, Dyslexia, chronic infection, sports supplements, amino acid supplements, environmental sustainability, environmental resilience who currently focuses on two areas of research: environmental sustainability and metabolomics of chronic disease:

(1) Environmental Sustainability: as Director of the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment his research focuses on finding regionals solutions for a sustainable future through research projects in conservation and biodiversity, water and soil and social license to bring about sustainable futures.

(2) Underlying causation of chronic disease: in association with long time collaborator Professor Hugh Dunstan our multidisciplinary research group is investigating underlying biochemical and microbiological anomalies in polysymptomatic illness. The premise behind our approach is that all disease has a molecular basis. We thus take a homogeneous population of individuals exhibiting one disease or symptom set and analyse the metabolism of each individual by measuring a myriad of cellular metabolites using gas chromatography in the blood, urine and faeces. When correlation analysis is used to compare the complex metabolic profile of affected individuals with controls we are able to pinpoint the areas of metabolism that are changed. We consistently find that there is a distinct profile obtained that correlates with a particular symptom set. These data then can be used to propose to the clinician treatment options that often are aimed at normalising the metabolism of the individual and further lines of investigation directed at isolating underlying infectious agents. Our studies initially began with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients. We have since published on rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, dyslexia in the form of scotopic sensitivity and autism. The changes we see in these apparently unrelated disorders are very similar and reflect the catabolic state seen when the body’s immune system is fighting chronic infection. We have developed new approaches to metabolic research by developing a capacity for multivariate analyses of complex biochemical and microbial datasets.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
050200Environmental Science And Management60
060501Bacteriology20
110106Medical Biochemistry: Proteins And Peptides (Incl. Medical Proteomics)20

Collaboration

Tim Roberts's laboratory has continuing projects on the biochemistry of autism in collaboration with Professor Tiny Reichelt of University of Oslo, Norway; with Dr Wang of the Mothers and Childrens Hospital of Hunan Province, Changsha, CHINA; and Professor Garth Nicolson, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA.

In the area of environmental sustainability he collaborates with Dr Charles CC Lee of the Singapore Campus of the University of Newcastle, Singapore.

Industry partners include The Crucible Group.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Tim Roberts is currently the Director of the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment at the University of Newcastle. He continues to be active in research in the laboratory of his long-time collaborator Associate Professor Hugh Dunstan at the University of Newcastle. He has published some 100 papers. Originally from South Australia, he has traveled extensively since completing his B Sc at the University of Adelaide and his PhD at Flinders University, coming to the University of Newcastle in 1974 and moving to Singapore in July 2006 to set up the University of Newcastle campus in Singapore. On retiring from his position as inaugural Dean of the Singapore campus he joined James Cook University Singapore Campus as Dean of Research with the goal of establishing a research ethos on the campus. Having completed this task he returned to Newcastle as Conjoint Professor to pursue his research until asked to take over the Tom Farrell Institute Directorship in 2010.

Tim Roberts is also an education consultant with experience in offshore campus development and control, alumni, and postgraduate education.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • General Biology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology

Teaching expertise

From 1974 until 2006 Tim Roberts taught immunology and general biology in the School of Environmental & Life Sciences. Currently he gives guest lectures in microbiology and environmental science and management

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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2001Brown GK, Martin A, Roberts TK, Aitken RJ, 'Detection of Ehrlichia platys in dogs in Australia', Australian Veterinary Journal, 79 23-27 (2001) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 31 | Web of Science - 29

Co-authors: John Aitken

2006Sparkes DL, Robinson GL, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, 'General Health and Associated Biochemistry in a Visual-Perceptual Subtype of Dyslexia', Learning Disabilities: New Rsearch, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge 81-98 (2006) [B1]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2005Metcalf LN, McGregor NR, Roberts TK, 'Membrane Damaging Toxins from Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcus Are Associated with Self-Reported Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome', Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 12 25-43 (2005) [C1]

DOI: 10.1300/J092v12n03_03

Citations:

2005Richards RS, McGregor NR, Roberts TK, 'Association Between Oxidative Damage Markers and Self-Reported Temporomandibular Dysfunction Symptoms in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome', Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 12 45-61 (2005) [C1]

DOI: 10.1300/J092v12n03_04

Citations:

Publications

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Chapter (2 outputs)

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2013Alreshidi MM, Dunstan RH, Onyango LA, Roberts TK, 'Staphylococcal phenomics: metabolomic and proteomic responses to environmental stressors', Microbial Pathogens and Strategies for Combating them: Science, Technology and Education. Volume I, Formatex Research Center, Badajoz, Spain 690-701 (2013) [B1]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2006Sparkes DL, Robinson GL, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, 'General Health and Associated Biochemistry in a Visual-Perceptual Subtype of Dyslexia', Learning Disabilities: New Rsearch, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge 81-98 (2006) [B1]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

Journal article (99 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Crompton MJ, Dunstan RH, Macdonald MM, Gottfries J, von Eiff C, Roberts TK, 'Small changes in environmental parameters lead to alterations in antibiotic resistance, cell morphology and membrane fatty acid composition in Staphylococcus lugdunensis.', PLoS One, 9 e92296 (2014)

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092296 | Author URL

Citations: Scopus - 0

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2013Crowley ET, Williams LT, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, Jones PD, 'Does Milk Cause Constipation? A Crossover Dietary Trial', NUTRIENTS, 5 253-266 (2013) [C1]

DOI: 10.3390/nu5010253 | Author URL

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan, Lauren Williams

2013Onyango LA, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Macdonald MM, Gottfries J, 'Phenotypic Variants of Staphylococci and Their Underlying Population Distributions Following Exposure to Stress', PLOS ONE, 8 (2013) [C1]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077614 | Author URL

Citations: Scopus - 2 | Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2013Dunstan RH, Sparkes DL, Roberts TK, Crompton MJ, Gottfries J, Dascombe BJ, 'Development of a complex amino acid supplement, Fatigue Reviva (TM), for oral ingestion: initial evaluations of product concept and impact on symptoms of sub-health in a group of males', NUTRITION JOURNAL, 12 (2013) [C1]

DOI: 10.1186/1475-2891-12-115 | Author URL

Citations: Scopus - 1 | Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Ben Dascombe, Hugh Dunstan

2012Dunstan RH, Sparkes DL, Wratten C, Denham JW, Gottfries J, Roberts TK, MacDonald MM, 'Metabolic, health and lifestyle profiling of breast cancer radiotherapy patients and the risk of developing fatigue', Journal of Cancer Therapy, 3 731-740 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2012Onyango LSA, Dunstan RH, Gottfries J, Von Eiff C, Roberts TK, 'Effect of low temperature on growth and ultra-structure of staphylococcus spp', PLoS One, 7 e29031 (2012) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 4 | Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2011Dunstan RH, Sparkes DL, MacDonald MM, Roberts TK, Wratten C, Kumar M, et al., 'Altered amino acid homeostasis and the development of fatigue by breast cancer radiotherapy patients: A pilot study', Clinical Biochemistry, 44 208-215 (2011) [C1]

DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2010.10.002

Citations: Scopus - 3 | Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan, Surinder Baines, Tony Rothkirch

2011Dunstan RH, Ho P-H, Adams MC, Rothkirch TB, Roberts TK, 'Opioid peptide digestion by newly isolated potential probiotic bacteria from foods', Journal of Science and Technology, 49 161-168 (2011)
2010Onyango LA, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, 'Filterability of staphylococcal species through membrane filters following application of stressors.', BMC Res Notes, 3 152 (2010) [C2]

DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-3-152 | Author URL

Citations:

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2008Evans CA, Dunstan RH, Rothkirch TB, Roberts TK, Reichelt KL, Cosford RE, et al., 'Altered amino acid excretion in children with autism', Nutritional Neuroscience, 11 9-17 (2008) [C1]

DOI: 10.1179/147683008x301360

Citations: Scopus - 16 | Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan, Tony Rothkirch

2008Onyango LSA, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, 'Small colony variants of staphylococci: Pathogenesis and evolutionary significance in causing and sustaining problematic human infections', Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine, 17 56-75 (2008) [C1]

DOI: 10.1080/13590840801887272

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2008Crowley ET, Williams LT, Roberts TK, Jones PD, Dunstan RH, 'Evidence for a role of cow's milk consumption in chronic functional constipation in children: Systematic review of the literature from 1980 to 2006', Nutrition & Dietetics, 65 29-35 (2008) [C1]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2007.00225.x

Citations: Scopus - 3 | Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan, Lauren Williams

2008Shah VG, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Coombes P, Roberts T, Von Nagy-Felsobuki E, 'Evaluating potential applications of faecal sterols in distinguishing sources of faecal contamination from mixed faecal samples (vol 41, pg 16, 2007)', WATER RESEARCH, 42 1324-1324 (2008) [C3]

DOI: 10.1016/i.watres.2007.09.021 | Author URL

Citations: Scopus - 1 | Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan, Phil Geary

2007Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Coombes PJ, Roberts TK, Rothkirch TB, 'Comparisons of water quality parameters from diverse catchments during dry periods and following rain events', Water Research, 41 3655-3666 (2007) [C1]

DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2007.02.052

Citations: Scopus - 26 | Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan, Phil Geary, Tony Rothkirch

2007Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Coombes PJ, Roberts TK, Von Nagy-Felsobuki EI, 'Evaluating potential applications of faecal sterols in distinguishing sources of faecal contamination from mixed faecal samples', Water Research, 41 3691-3700 (2007) [C1]

DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2007.04.006

Citations: Scopus - 30 | Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Ellak, Hugh Dunstan, Phil Geary

2007Morrow AC, Dunstan RH, King BV, Roberts TK, 'Metabolic effects of static magnetic fields on Streptococcus Pyogenes', Bioelectromagnetics, 28 439-445 (2007) [C1]

DOI: 10.1002/bem.20332

Citations: Scopus - 8 | Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Bruce King, Hugh Dunstan

2007Niblett SH, King KE, Dunstan RH, Clifton-Bligh P, Hoskin LA, Roberts TK, et al., 'Hematologic and urinary excretion anomalies in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome', Experimental Biology and Medicine, 232 1041-1049 (2007) [C1]

DOI: 10.3181/0702-RM-44

Citations: Scopus - 10 | Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan, Katrina King, Tony Rothkirch

2007Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Coombes PJ, Roberts TK, Rothkirch TB, 'Bacterial source tracking from diverse land use catchments by sterol ratios', Water Research, 41 3667-3674 (2007) [C1]

DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2007.02.050

Citations: Scopus - 5 | Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan, Phil Geary, Tony Rothkirch

2006Brown GK, Canfield PJ, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Martin A, Brown CS, Irving R, 'Detection of Anaplasma platys and Babesia canis vogeli and their impact on platelet numbers in free-roaming dogs associated with remote Aboriginal communities in Australia', Australian Veterinary Journal, 84 321-325 (2006) [C1]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-0813.2006.00029.x

Citations: Scopus - 22 | Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2006Martin A, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Brown GK, 'Babesia canis vogeli: A novel PCR for its detection in dogs in Australia (Short communication)', Experimental Parasitology, 112 63-65 (2006) [C1]

DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2005.09.001

Citations: Scopus - 13 | Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2006Omwandho CA, Gruessner SE, Falconer J, Mala GO, Mecha EO, Tumbo-Oeri AG, et al., 'Ovine placental eluate immunoglobulins recognise isologous and third party acid-treated trophoblast microvesicle antigens in vitro', Scientific Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 77 24-27 (2006) [C1]

Citations:

2005Richards RS, McGregor NR, Roberts TK, 'Association Between Oxidative Damage Markers and Self-Reported Temporomandibular Dysfunction Symptoms in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome', Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 12 45-61 (2005) [C1]

DOI: 10.1300/J092v12n03_04

Citations:

2005Omwandho CA, Mecha E, Tumbo-Oeri AG, Falconer J, Gruessner SE, Tinneberg H-R, Roberts TK, 'Human placental immunoglobulins show unique re-association patterns with isologous and third party acid treated trophoblast microvesicles in vitro', East African Medical Journal, 82 290-293 (2005) [C1]
2005Martin A, Brown GK, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, 'Anaplasma platys: an improved PCR for its detection in dogs', Experimental Parasitology, 109 176-180 (2005) [C1]

DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2004.11.007

Citations: Scopus - 24 | Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2005Metcalf LN, McGregor NR, Roberts TK, 'Membrane Damaging Toxins from Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcus Are Associated with Self-Reported Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome', Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 12 25-43 (2005) [C1]

DOI: 10.1300/J092v12n03_03

Citations:

2005Brown GK, Martin A, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, 'Molecular detection of Anaplasma platys in lice collected from dogs in Australia', Australian Veterinary Journal, 83 101-102 (2005) [C3]

Citations: Scopus - 6 | Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2004Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Roberts TK, Toia RF, 'Pearl aquaculture-profitable environmental remediation?', Science of the Total Environment, 319 27-37 (2004) [C1]

DOI: 10.1016/S0048-9697(03)00437-6

Citations: Scopus - 29 | Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2004Omwandho COA, Greussner SEM, Roberts TK, Tinneberg HR, 'Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG): modes of action in the clinical management of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) and selected autoimmune disorders', Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, 42 359-370 (2004) [C1]

DOI: 10.1515/CCLM.2004.065

Citations: Web of Science - 9

2003McGregor N, Zerbes M, Niblett SH, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Butt HL, Klineberg IJ, 'Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcol Membrane-Damaging Toxins, Pain Intensity, and Metabolic Changes in Temporomandibular Disorder Patients with Chronic Muscle Pain', Journal of Orofacial Pain, 17 125-132 (2003) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 5 | Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2003Sparkes DL, Robinson GL, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, 'Plasma Cholesterol Levels And Irlen Syndrome: Preliminary Study of 10- to 17-yr-old Students', Perceptual And Motor Skills, Vol 97 743-752 (2003) [C1]

DOI: 10.2466/PMS.97.7.743-752

Citations: Scopus - 1 | Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2003Roberts TK, Brown GK, Martin A, Dunstan RH, 'Going to the dogs: ticks and emerging diseases', Today's Life Science, 15 32-34 (2003) [C1]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2003McGregor N, Zerbes M, Niblett SH, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Butt HL, Klineberg IJ, 'Pain Intensity, Illness Duration, and Protein Catabolism in Temporomandibular Disorder Patients with Chronic Muscle Pain', Journal of Orofacial Pain, 17 112-124 (2003) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 11 | Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2001Robinson GL, McGregor NR, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, Butt H, 'A Biochemical analysis of people with chronic fatigue who have irlen syndrome: Speculation concerning immune system dysfunction', Perceptual and Motor Skills, 93 486-504 (2001) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 7 | Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2001Brown GK, Martin A, Roberts TK, Aitken RJ, 'Detection of Ehrlichia platys in dogs in Australia', Australian Veterinary Journal, 79 23-27 (2001) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 31 | Web of Science - 29

Co-authors: John Aitken

2000McGregor NR, Niblett SH, Bligh PC, Dunstan RH, Fulcher G, Hoskin L, et al., 'The biochemistry of chronic pain and fatigue', JOURNAL OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, 7, NO.1 3-21 (2000) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 5

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan, Katrina King

2000Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Roberts TK, Butt HL, Taylor WG, Carter AC, 'The development of laboratory-based tests in chronic pain and fatigue: 2. Essential fatty acids and cholesterol', JOURNAL OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, 7, NO. 2 59-62 (2000) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 0

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2000Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Butt HL, Roberts TK, Klineberg IJ, Niblett SH, et al., 'Characterization of differential amino acid homeostasis amongst population subgroups: A basis for determining specific amino acid requirements', JOURNAL OF NUTRITIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 10 211-223 (2000) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 5

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan, Tony Rothkirch

2000Omwandho CA, Tinneberg HR, Tumbo-Oeri AG, Roberts TK, Falconer J, 'Recurrent pregnancy losses and the role of immunotherapy', ARCHIVES OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS, 264, ISSUE 1 3-12 (2000) [C1]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

2000Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Roberts TK, Butt HL, Niblett SH, Rothkirch TB, 'The development of laboratory-based tests inchronic pain fatigue. 1. Muscle catabolism and coagulase negative staphylococci which produce membrane damaging toxins', JOURNAL OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, 7, NO. 2 53-57 (2000) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 0

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan, Tony Rothkirch

2000McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Donohoe M, Roberts TK, Butt HL, Watkins JA, et al., 'Assessment of plasma fatty acids and sterols in sudden- and gradual-onset chronic fatigue syndrome patients', JOURNAL OF NUTRITIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 10 13-23 (2000) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 0

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2000Richards RS, Roberts TK, Mathers D, Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Butt HL, 'Investigation of erythrocyte oxidative damage in rheumatoid arthritis in chronic fatigue syndrome', JOURNAL OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, 6, NO. 1 37-46 (2000) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 12

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2000Richards RS, Roberts TK, McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Butt HL, 'Blood parameters indicative of oxidative stress are associated with symptom expression in chronic fatigue syndrome', REDOX REPORT, 5, NO. 1 35-41 (2000) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 62 | Web of Science - 54

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2000Richards RS, Roberts TK, Mathers D, Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Butt HL, 'Erythrocyte morphology in rheumatoid arthritis and chronic fatigue syndrome. A preliminary study', JOURNAL OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, 6, NO. 1 23-35 (2000) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 9

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2000Richards RS, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Butt HL, 'Free radicals in chronic fatigue syndrome: cause or effect?', Redox Report, 5 146-147 (2000) [C2]

Citations: Scopus - 6 | Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

1999Robinson GL, Roberts TK, McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Butt H, 'Understanding the causal mechanisms of visual processing problems - A possible biochemical basis for Irlen Syndrome?', Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities, 4 (4) 21-29 (1999) [C1]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

1999Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Butt HL, Roberts TK, 'Biochemical and microbiological anomalies in chronic fatigue syndrome: the development of laboratory based tests and the possible role of toxic chemicals', Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine, 9 97-108 (1999) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 14

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

1999Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Watkins JA, Donohoe M, Roberts TK, Butt HL, et al., 'Changes in plasma lipid homeostasis observed in chromic fatigue syndrome patients', Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine, 9 267-279 (1999) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

1999Mburu DN, Roberts TK, Boettcher B, 'Overexpression of human testis antigens in Escherichia coli host cells is influenced by site of expression and the induction temperature', BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, 47 1009-1018 (1999)

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1998Richards RS, Roberts TK, McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Butt HL, 'The role of erythrocytes in the inactivation of free radicals', Medical Hypotheses, 50 363-367 (1998) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 26 | Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

1998Richards RS, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Butt HL, 'Erythrocyte antioxidant systems protect cultured endothelial cells against oxidant damage', Biochemistry and Molecular Biology International, 46 857-865 (1998) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 42 | Web of Science - 38

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

1998Butt HL, Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Roberts TK, Zerbes M, Klineberg IJ, 'An association of membrane-damaging toxins from coagulase-negative staphylococci and chronic orofacial muscle pain', J. Med. Microbiol, 47 577-584 (1998) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 33 | Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

1998Roberts TK, McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Donohoe M, Murdoch RN, Hope D, et al., 'Immunological and haematological parameters in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome', Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 4 51-65 (1998) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 9

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

1998Klineberg I, McGregor N, Butt HL, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Zerbes M, 'Chronic Orofacial Muscle Pain: A new approach to diagnosis and management', Alpha Omegan, 91 25-28 (1998) [C3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

1997Butt H, Mcgregor N, Au A, Wong E, Harrison T, Dunstan H, et al., 'Staphylococcal species and orofacial pain patient management.', JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, 76 936-936 (1997)
1997Wong EW, Au AR, McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Taylor W, Roberts T, et al., 'Preliminary assessment of urinary profiles of chronic orofacial pain patients.', JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, 76 939-939 (1997)
1997Holmgreen SP, Wang X, Clarke GR, Noltorp RS, Roberts TK, Burton RC, et al., 'Phosphorylation of the NC-1.1 receptor and regulation of natural cytotoxicity by protein kinase C and cyclic GMP-Dependent protein kinase', JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY, 158 2035-2041 (1997)

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Citations: Scopus - 7 | Web of Science - 6

1997Omwandho CA, Hall AL, Falconer J, Roberts TK, 'Elution and partial characterization of immunoglobulins bound to ovine placenta', IMMUNOLOGY AND CELL BIOLOGY, 75 231-237 (1997)

DOI: 10.1038/icb.1997.36 | Author URL

Citations: Scopus - 4 | Web of Science - 4

1997Au A, Butt H, Mcgregor N, Wong E, Harrison T, Dunstan H, et al., 'Carriage of Staphylococci and urinary organic and amino acids.', JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, 76 936-936 (1997)
1996McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Zerbes M, Butt HL, Roberts TK, Klineberg IJ, 'Preliminary determination of a molecular basis to chronic fatigue syndrome', BIOCHEMICAL AND MOLECULAR MEDICINE, 57 73-80 (1996)

DOI: 10.1006/bmme.1996.0012 | Author URL

Citations: Scopus - 29 | Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

1996Dunstan RH, Donohoe M, Taylor W, Roberts TK, Murdoch RN, Watkins JA, McGregor NR, 'Chlorinated hydrocarbons and chronic fatigue syndrome', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 164 251-251 (1996)

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Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

1996Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Donohoe M, McGregor NR, Hope D, Taylor WG, et al., 'Bioaccumulated chlorinated hydrocarbons and red/white blood cell parameters', BIOCHEMICAL AND MOLECULAR MEDICINE, 58 77-84 (1996)

DOI: 10.1006/bmme.1996.0035 | Author URL

Citations: Scopus - 7 | Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

1996McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Zerbes M, Butt HL, Roberts TK, Klineberg IJ, 'Preliminary determination of the association between symptom expression and urinary metabolites in subjects with chronic fatigue syndrome', BIOCHEMICAL AND MOLECULAR MEDICINE, 58 85-92 (1996)

DOI: 10.1006/bmme.1996.0036 | Author URL

Citations: Scopus - 28 | Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

1995DUNSTAN RH, DONOHOE M, TAYLOR W, ROBERTS TK, MURDOCH RN, WATKINS JA, MCGREGOR NR, 'A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS AND CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 163 294-297 (1995)

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Citations: Scopus - 20 | Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

1994WALSH K, DUNSTAN RH, MURDOCH RN, CONROY BA, ROBERTS TK, LAKE P, 'BIOACCUMULATION OF POLLUTANTS AND CHANGES IN POPULATION PARAMETERS IN THE GASTROPOD MOLLUSK AUSTROCOCHLEA-CONSTRICTA', ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, 26 367-373 (1994)

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Citations: Scopus - 24 | Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

1994CLARKE GR, ROBERTS TK, SMART YC, 'NATURAL-KILLER AND NATURAL CYTOTOXIC-CELLS ARE PRESENT AT THE MATERNAL-FETAL INTERFACE DURING MURINE PREGNANCY', IMMUNOLOGY AND CELL BIOLOGY, 72 153-160 (1994)

DOI: 10.1038/icb.1994.23 | Author URL

Citations: Scopus - 10 | Web of Science - 15

1992GRAY AB, SMART YC, TELFORD RD, WEIDEMANN MJ, ROBERTS TK, 'ANAEROBIC EXERCISE CAUSES TRANSIENT CHANGES IN LEUKOCYTE SUBSETS AND IL-2R EXPRESSION', MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 24 1332-1338 (1992)

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Citations: Web of Science - 24

1992PODSIADLY BT, ADAMSON LM, STANGER JD, SMART YC, ROBERTS TK, 'PREFERTILIZATION TREATMENT OF MICE WITH PLATELET-ACTIVATING-FACTOR AFFECTS PREGNANCY', MOLECULAR REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, 32 363-368 (1992)

DOI: 10.1002/mrd.1080320409 | Author URL

Citations: Scopus - 2 | Web of Science - 3

1991ADAMSON LM, PODSIADLY B, SMART YC, STANGER JD, ROBERTS TK, 'STUDIES ON MURINE EMBRYO-DERIVED PLATELET-ACTIVATING-FACTOR (EPAF)', MOLECULAR REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, 30 207-213 (1991)

DOI: 10.1002/mrd.1080300307 | Author URL

Citations: Scopus - 5 | Web of Science - 9

1991HANF V, OETTLING G, ROBERTS TK, TINNEBERG HR, 'EFFECTS OF EPF TREATMENT IN HUMAN MONONUCLEAR-CELLS', JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY, 20 175-182 (1991)
1989SHAFREN DR, TANNOCK GA, ROBERTS TK, 'DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF AN ELISA TECHNIQUE FOR THE DETECTION OF ANTIBODY TO AVIAN ENCEPHALOMYELITIS VIRUSES', RESEARCH IN VETERINARY SCIENCE, 46 95-99 (1989)

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Citations: Scopus - 2 | Web of Science - 6

1988ALLEN RD, ROBERTS TK, 'THE ROLE OF SPERMINE OXIDATION IN SEMINAL PLASMA IMMUNOSUPPRESSION INVITRO', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY, 16 106-106 (1988)
1988ALLEN RD, ROBERTS TK, 'IMMUNOMODULATION BY SEMINAL PLASMA - STILL SOME CONFUSION - REPLY', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY, 16 172-173 (1988)
1987ROBERTS TK, ADAMSON LM, SMART YC, STANGER JD, MURDOCH RN, 'AN EVALUATION OF PERIPHERAL-BLOOD PLATELET ENUMERATION AS A MONITOR OF FERTILIZATION AND EARLY-PREGNANCY', FERTILITY AND STERILITY, 47 848-854 (1987)

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Citations: Scopus - 3 | Web of Science - 12

1987ADAMSON LM, SMART YC, STANGER JD, MURDOCH RN, ROBERTS TK, 'MECHANISTIC STUDIES OF EARLY-PREGNANCY ASSOCIATED THROMBOCYTOPENIA (EPAT) IN THE MOUSE', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY, 13 117-120 (1987)

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Citations: Scopus - 2 | Web of Science - 11

1987ALLEN RD, ROBERTS TK, 'ROLE OF SPERMINE IN THE CYTOTOXIC EFFECTS OF SEMINAL PLASMA', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY, 13 4-8 (1987)

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Citations: Scopus - 12 | Web of Science - 27

1986ALLEN RD, ROBERTS TK, 'THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE AND CYTOTOXIC EFFECTS OF HUMAN SEMINAL PLASMA', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY, 11 59-64 (1986)

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Citations: Scopus - 17 | Web of Science - 44

1986SMART YC, COX J, ROBERTS TK, BRINSMEAD MW, BURTON RC, 'DIFFERENTIAL EFFECT OF CIGARETTE-SMOKING ON RECIRCULATING LYMPHOCYTE-T SUBSETS IN PREGNANT-WOMEN', JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY, 137 1-3 (1986)

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Citations: Scopus - 7 | Web of Science - 20

1986Allen RD, Roberts TK, 'Seminal plasma immunosuppression: An irrelevant biological phenomenon?', Clinical Reproduction and Fertility, 4 353-355 (1986)

Citations: Scopus - 4

1986ALLEN RD, STEVENSON KL, ROBERTS TK, 'ANALYSIS OF ANTIBODIES AGAINST MOUSE SPERMATOZOA USING AN ENZYME-LINKED-IMMUNOSORBENT-ASSAY (ELISA)', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY, 10 26-31 (1986)

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Citations: Scopus - 0 | Web of Science - 2

1986ALLEN RD, ROBERTS TK, 'IMMUNOSUPPRESSION BY SEMINAL PLASMA INVITRO - AN ARTIFACT', IMMUNOLOGY TODAY, 7 356-357 (1986)

DOI: 10.1016/0167-5699(86)90022-8 | Author URL

Citations: Web of Science - 3

1984PRICE RJ, ROBERTS TK, GREEN D, BOETTCHER B, 'ANTICOMPLEMENTARY ACTIVITY IN HUMAN-SEMEN AND ITS POSSIBLE IMPORTANCE IN REPRODUCTION', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY, 6 92-98 (1984)

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Citations: Web of Science - 23

1983SILBURN PA, KHOO SK, DAUNTER B, HILL R, ROBERTS TK, MACKAY EV, 'TYPES OF IMMUNE-COMPLEXES IN THE ASCITIC FLUID OF WOMEN WITH CARCINOMA OF THE OVARY', INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF ALLERGY AND APPLIED IMMUNOLOGY, 71 219-223 (1983)

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Citations: Web of Science - 7

1983SMART YC, CLANCY RL, ROBERTS TK, FRASER IS, CRIPPS AW, 'A MODE OF ACTION OF IUDS - REPLY', FERTILITY AND STERILITY, 39 114-115 (1983)
1982SMART YC, ROBERTS TK, FRASER IS, CRIPPS AW, CLANCY RL, 'VALIDATION OF THE ROSETTE INHIBITION TEST FOR THE DETECTION OF EARLY-PREGNANCY IN WOMEN', FERTILITY AND STERILITY, 37 779-785 (1982)

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Citations: Scopus - 5 | Web of Science - 32

1982SMART YC, FRASER IS, CLANCY RL, ROBERTS TK, CRIPPS AW, 'EARLY-PREGNANCY FACTOR AS A MONITOR FOR FERTILIZATION IN WOMEN WEARING INTRAUTERINE-DEVICES', FERTILITY AND STERILITY, 37 201-204 (1982)

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Citations: Scopus - 5 | Web of Science - 16

1981SMART YC, CRIPPS AW, CLANCY RL, ROBERTS TK, LOPATA A, SHUTT DA, 'DETECTION OF AN IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE FACTOR IN HUMAN PRE-IMPLANTATION EMBRYO CULTURES', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 1 78-79 (1981)

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Citations: Scopus - 7 | Web of Science - 23

1981SMART YC, ROBERTS TK, CLANCY RL, CRIPPS AW, 'EARLY-PREGNANCY FACTOR - ITS ROLE IN MAMMALIAN REPRODUCTION - RESEARCH REVIEW', FERTILITY AND STERILITY, 35 397-402 (1981)

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Citations: Scopus - 2 | Web of Science - 33

1980TINNEBERG HR, ROBERTS TK, 'DO HIGH HYDROSTATIC PRESSURES AFFECT THE VIABILITY OF ANIMAL AND HUMAN-SPERMATOZOA', ZUCHTHYGIENE-REPRODUCTION IN DOMESTIC ANIMALS, 15 91-91 (1980)
1980TINNEBERG HR, ROBERTS TK, CHENG CY, METTLER L, 'HIGH HYDROSTATIC-PRESSURE AS AN IMPROVEMENT FOR SPERM-CRYOPRESERVATION', ARCHIVES OF ANDROLOGY, 5 42-43 (1980)

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Citations: Web of Science - 1

1979ROBERTS TK, 'VACCINATION BY NATURAL IMPREGNATION', UMSCHAU IN WISSENSCHAFT UND TECHNIK, 79 103-104 (1979)
1979TUMBOHOERI AG, ROBERTS TK, 'IMMUNOLOGICAL AND MORPHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF VASECTOMY IN THE RABBIT', EXPERIENTIA, 35 675-676 (1979)

DOI: 10.1007/BF01960393 | Author URL

Citations: Web of Science - 3

1978TUMBOHOERI AG, ROBERTS TK, 'INDUCTION OF CELL-MEDIATED-IMMUNITY TO SPERMATOZOA FOLLOWING VASECTOMY IN INBRED MICE', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANDROLOGY, 1 81-85 (1978)

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2605.1978.tb00579.x | Author URL

Citations: Web of Science - 5

1978MISKO IS, BOETTCHER B, ROBERTS TK, KAY DJ, 'SPERMATOZOAL CELLS IN HUMAN SEMEN DO NOT STIMULATE ALLOGENEIC LEUKOCYTES IN CULTURE', LANCET, 1 560-561 (1978)

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Citations: Web of Science - 9

1978DORSMAN BG, TUMBOHOERI AG, ROBERTS TK, 'DETECTION OF CELL-MEDIATED-IMMUNITY TO SPERMATOZOA IN MICE AND MAN BY LEUKOCYTE ADHERENCE-INHIBITION TEST', JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY, 53 277-283 (1978)

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Citations: Web of Science - 13

1977COUGHLAN M, BOETTCHER B, ROBERTS T, 'BINDING OF LACTATE-DEHYDROGENASE ISOENZYME X (LDH-X) BY SPERM ANTIBODIES OF INFERTILE HUMANS', THERIOGENOLOGY, 8 205-205 (1977)
1977TUMBOHOERI AG, ROBERTS TK, 'CELL-MEDIATED-IMMUNITY TO SPERMATOZOA FOLLOWING VASECTOMY', THERIOGENOLOGY, 8 166-166 (1977)
1976BOETTCHER B, NANRA RS, ROBERTS TK, MALLAN M, WATTERSON CA, 'SPECIFICITY AND POSSIBLE ORIGIN OF ANTI-N ANTIBODIES DEVELOPED BY PATIENTS UNDERGOING CHRONIC-HEMODIALYSIS', VOX SANGUINIS, 31 408-415 (1976)

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Citations: Scopus - 2 | Web of Science - 19

1976ROBERTS TK, MASSON PL, LAUWERYS R, HEREMANS JF, '2 ESTERASES COMMON TO SEMINAL PLASMA, OTHER EXTERNAL SECRETIONS AND LEUKOCYTES IN MAN', ANDROLOGIA, 8 67-71 (1976)

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Citations: Web of Science - 1

1974ROBERTS TK, BOURSNEL J, BROWN AD, 'ROLE OF ZINC IN PROMOTING OPALESCENCE AND COLD PRECIPITATION OF BOAR SEMINAL PLASMA', JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY, 37 373-386 (1974)

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Citations: Web of Science - 12

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Conference (18 outputs)

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2012Alreshidi MM, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Smith ND, 'The role of metabolomics and proteomics of staphylococcus aureus in response to salt stress', 18th Proteomics Symposium. Delegate Handbook, Lorne, Vic (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2011Crowley ET, Williams LT, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Jones P, 'Cow's milk protein mediated chronic constipation in children: Is it alleviated by A2 milk?', Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietitians Association of Australia 29th National Conference Poster Abstracts, Adelaide (2011) [E3]
2010Nack Z, Stenos J, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Graves SR, 'Effect of weak organic acids on biofilms as observed by scanning electron microscopy', Proceedings of ECCMID 2010, Vienna, Austria (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2008Crowley ET, Williams LT, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Jones PD, 'The effect of cow's milk protein on paediatric constipation: A pilot study', Nutrition & Dietetics, Gold Coast, QLD (2008) [E3]
2007Bromley AR, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Rothkirch TB, Kiernan HL, Hodgson DM, 'Early life determinants of the effects of anandamide on circulating amino acids and corticosterone levels in adulthood', Early Human Development, Perth (2007) [E3]
2007Crowley ET, Williams LT, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, Jones PD, 'An investigation into paediatric constipation', 2007 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference. Program & Abstracts, Sydney (2007) [E3]
2005Crowley ET, Ellis EB, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Kumar R, Jones PD, Davidson P, 'Constipation and Cow's Milk Protein Allergy: a Literature Review', Embracing Diversity, Perth (2005) [E3]
2005Crowley ET, Williams LT, Paul M, Ellis EB, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Kumar R, 'Constipation and Cows Milk Protein Allergy', NSW Primary Health Care and Research Conference, Sydney (2005) [E3]
2004Sparkes DL, Robinson GL, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, 'Biochemical anomalies in people with a visual sub-type of dyslexia', CDROM, University of Warwick, United Kingdom (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2004Robinson GL, Sparkes DL, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, 'Biochemical anomalies in people with Irlen Syndrome', Conference Paper, Brugge, Belgium (2004) [E2]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2003Bromley AR, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, Rothkirch TB, Kiernan HL, Hodgson DM, 'Prenatal exposure to LPS Alters Development of the Endocannabinoid System in the Rodent', The Endocrine Society of Australia Proceedings 2003, Melbourne, Victoria (2003) [E3]
2002Robinson G, Sparkes D, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, McGregor N, Conway R, 'Biochemical anomalies in people with a visual sub-type of dyslexia', Proceedings of 53rd Annual Conference of the International Dyslexia Association, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2002) [E2]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2002McGregor N, De Becker P, Clifton-Bligh P, Stein E, Butt HL, De Meirleir K, et al., 'Evidence-based model of the pathogenic mechanism associated with symptom expression in ME/CFS', Proceedings of International Clinical and Scientific Meeting, Sydney, NSW (2002) [E3]
2002Emms TM, Thrift M, Buttfield I, Roberts TK, Butt HL, Dunstan RH, 'Supplementation with l-serine shows potential for symptom management in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)', Proceedings of International Clinical and Scientific Meeting, Sydney, NSW (2002) [E3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2002Butt HL, Dunstan RH, McGregor N, Roberts TK, ''Bacterial Colonosis' in patients with persistent fatigue', Proceedings of International Clinical and Scientific Meeting, Sydney, NSW (2002) [E3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2002Emms TM, Roberts TK, Butt HL, Buttfield I, McGregor N, Dunstan RH, 'Food intolerance exists as a co-morbidity in chronic fatigue syndrome', Proceedings of International Clinical and Scientific Meeting, Sydney, NSW (2002) [E3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2002Robinson G, Sparkes D, Roberts TK, McGregor N, Conway R, 'Biochemical anomalies in people with chronic fatigue syndrome who have visual problems: implications for immune system dysfunction and dietary intervention', Proceedings of International Clinical and Scientific Meeting, Sydney, NSW (2002) [E3]
1994CHOONHARUANGDEJ S, HOSKEN RW, ROBERTS TK, 'The development of an immunological assay for assessment of fish quality in relation to organic chemical pollution', PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA, VOL 18, NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA (1994)
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Number of grants51
Total funding$2,503,609

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2014 (5 grants)

Susceptibility to significant sweat facilitated loss of amino acids in association with fatigue$99,370
Funding Body: The Mason Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Benjamin Dascombe, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Medical and Scientific Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$99,37020142014
GNo:G1300910

The metabolic response of Staphylococci to environmental stressors$47,500
Funding Body: Gideon Lang Research Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mr Marcus Crompton
SchemeRole
Scholarship GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$47,50020142017
GNo:G1400684

Biodegradation of modified polystyrene$30,000
Funding Body: Rema Industries & Services Pty Ltd

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts, Doctor Steven Lucas, Mr Michel Lefebvre, Conjoint Associate Professor Minh Nguyen
SchemeRole
Research ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020142017
GNo:G1400783

Assessment of the pollination services for the threatened species Grevillea parviflora subspecies parviflora by the native social stingless bees Tetragonula cabonaria.$5,795
Funding Body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Project Team
Mrs Danielle Lloyd-Prichard, Doctor David Guez, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Lake Macquarie Environmental Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,79520142014
GNo:G1400798

Bees as indicators of biodiversity$2,250
Funding Body: Amateur Beekeeper's Association of NSW (Inc)

Project Team
Mrs Danielle Lloyd-Prichard, Doctor Tim Roberts, Doctor David Guez
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,25020142016
GNo:G1400686

2013 (1 grants)

Nutritional supplementation using amino acids in prostate cancer radiotherapy patients experiencing significant fatigue: A model for CFS.$80,060
Funding Body: The Mason Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Chris Wratten, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Medical and Scientific Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$80,06020132013
GNo:G1200771

2011 (2 grants)

An Integrated Education & Research Program for Donaldson Trust Lands 2011$384,550
Funding Body: Donaldson Conservation Trust

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Research ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$384,55020112015
GNo:G1100695

The evaluation of altered metabolism associated with the development of significant fatigue in prostate cancer patients receiving radiotherapy: Stage two$99,359
Funding Body: The Mason Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Medical and Scientific Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$99,35920112011
GNo:G1100819

2010 (3 grants)

The Role of Lewis Phenotype and ABH Secretor Status in Relation to Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcal Species in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:A Pilot Study$99,910
Funding Body: The Mason Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Diane Sparkes, Doctor Margaret MacDonald, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Medical and Scientific Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$99,91020102010
GNo:G0190483

The evaluation of altered metabolism associated with the development of significant fatigue in prostate cancer patients receiving radiotherapy$99,359
Funding Body: The Mason Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Doctor Chris Wratten, Doctor Colin Tang, Doctor Anne Capp, Doctor Tim Roberts, Doctor Diane Sparkes, Doctor Margaret MacDonald
SchemeRole
Medical and Scientific Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$99,35920102010
GNo:G1000674

The metabolic response of Staphylococci to environmental stressors$43,600
Funding Body: Gideon Lang Research Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Scholarship GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$43,60020102014
GNo:G1000756

2009 (2 grants)

Technical laboratory support for existing CFS research programs$82,000
Funding Body: The Mason Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Doctor Margaret MacDonald, Doctor Diane Sparkes
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$82,00020092010
GNo:G0189306

Development of a new clinical diagnostic/bioassay for chronic fatigue syndrome$60,000
Funding Body: Queensland Department of Tourism, Regional Development and Industry

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,00020092011
GNo:G0189934

2007 (2 grants)

The evaluation of altered metabolism in patients who develop chronic fatigue following cancer radiotherapy (ongoing study)$120,000
Funding Body: The Mason Foundation

Project Team
Doctor Diane Sparkes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Associate Professor Surinder Baines, Doctor Chris Wratten, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Doctor Margaret MacDonald
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$120,00020072008
GNo:G0188042

Characterisation of microbial and chemical contaminants, bioreaction and water quantity dynamics in rainwater harvesting systems to optimise design$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020072007
GNo:G0187184

2006 (3 grants)

The Importance of Small Colony Variants (SCV's) of toxin producing Coagulase-negative Staphylococci in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome$105,000
Funding Body: The Mason Foundation

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$105,00020062009
GNo:G0186782

Impacts of surfaces and storages on the constituents in harvested water$92,000
Funding Body: BlueScope Steel

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$92,00020062006
GNo:G0186366

The evaulation of altered metabolism in Chronic Fatigue patients following cancer radiotherapy and the efficacy of amino acid supplementation (STAGE TWO)$35,000
Funding Body: The Mason Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Associate Professor Surinder Baines
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$35,00020062006
GNo:G0186783

2005 (5 grants)

The evaluation of altered metabolism in chronic fatigue patients following cancer radiotherapy and the efficacy of amino acid supplementation$46,000
Funding Body: TOP Nutrition

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$46,00020052006
GNo:G0185886

The production of bacterial virulence factors and the detection of bacterial pathogens$41,079
Funding Body: The Mason Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$41,07920052005
GNo:G0185690

The regulation of haemolysin production in coagulase negative staphylococci and the development of modulators of bacterial virulence$40,000
Funding Body: The Mason Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00020052005
GNo:G0185519

The evaluation of altered metabolism in chronic fatigue patients following cancer radiotherapy and the efficacy of amino acid supplementation$35,000
Funding Body: The Mason Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Doctor Chris Wratten, Associate Professor Surinder Baines
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$35,00020052005
GNo:G0185518

Carriage of potential human pathogens by ticks and other arthropods using polymerase chain reaction technology$8,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00020052005
GNo:G0184770

2004 (1 grants)

Visit of Prof Karl-Ludvig Reichelt, 28/9/2004 to 19/11/2004$3,655
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,65520042004
GNo:G0184627

2003 (10 grants)

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$335,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$335,00020032007
GNo:G0182827

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$35,000
Funding Body: NSW Department of Commerce

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$35,00020032006
GNo:G0183256

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$12,000
Funding Body: Analytical Reference Laboratories Pty Ltd

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020032006
GNo:G0183254

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$12,000
Funding Body: Great Lakes Council

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020032006
GNo:G0183257

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$12,000
Funding Body: Hastings Council

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020032006
GNo:G0183259

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments. $12,000
Funding Body: Greater Taree City Council

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020032006
GNo:G0184497

Ehrlichia and other tick-borne infections in Aboriginal Communities.$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020032003
GNo:G0182491

Determinants of Radiation-induced fatigue in breast cancer patients$9,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Doctor Chris Wratten, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,50020032003
GNo:G0182343

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$9,000
Funding Body: Midcoast County Council

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,00020032005
GNo:G0183258

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$1,500
Funding Body: Hunter Water Corporation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020032003
GNo:G0183251

2002 (1 grants)

The Immunoregulatory Role of the Endogenous Cannabinoid Anandamide$50,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Deborah Hodgson, Doctor Tim Roberts, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020022002
GNo:G0181079

2000 (1 grants)

Investigation of a Relationship Between Dietary Intake of Cow's Milk Protein and Inflammatory Responses, with a Focus on Asthma.$14,500
Funding Body: Queen`s Trust for Young Australians

Project Team
Miss Elizabeth Ellis, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,50020002000
GNo:G0178705

1999 (2 grants)

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope Facility.$203,107
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Laureate Professor John Aitken, Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Doctor Tim Roberts, Conjoint Associate Professor Russell Jones, Doctor John Clulow, Emeritus Professor John Rostas, Professor Alistair Sim, Professor Gordon Burns, Conjoint Professor Loris Chahl, DR DAVID KAY
SchemeRole
Large Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$203,10719991999
GNo:G0177945

2nd World Congress on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Related Disorders Brussels, Belgium.$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40019991999
GNo:G0180512

1997 (1 grants)

Development of monocional antibodies for use in chronic fatigue syndrome research$8,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00019971997
GNo:G0176741

1996 (2 grants)

American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research & Clinical Conferences, San Francisco, USA, 13-16 Oct 1996$1,450
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,45019961996
GNo:G0176762

Research into chronic fatigue syndrome.$1
Funding Body: Alison Hunter Memorial Fund

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$119961996
GNo:G0176439

1995 (3 grants)

'PhD student support'$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00019951995
GNo:G0175245

Sundry Donors Account - Rheumatoid Arthritis.$3,000
Funding Body: Sundry Donors

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Sundry DonorsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00019951995
GNo:G0176063

6th International Congress of Reproductive Immunology - Washington DC - from 19 to 23 July 1995$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40019951995
GNo:G0175512

1994 (4 grants)

The evolution, and generation, of new tandem repeat sequences in DNA minisatellite alleles.$10,264
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,26419941994
GNo:G0174838

Immunological regulation of the placenta in mammalian pregnancy$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00019941994
GNo:G0174771

Production of human testis antigens using recominant DNA technology$3,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00019941994
GNo:G0174836

94APP. Fish liver enzyme levels as biological monitors of environmental pollutants.$2,000
Funding Body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts, Dr Robert Hosken
SchemeRole
Lake Macquarie Environmental Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00019941994
GNo:G0174616

1993 (1 grants)

Immunological Regulation of the Placenta in Mammalian Pregnancy$12,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00019931993
GNo:G0172767

1992 (1 grants)

Immunology Of Early Pregnancy$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00019921992
GNo:G0174209

1991 (1 grants)

The Effect Of Maternal Immunisation With Leucocytes Or Trophoblast On Livestock Productivity.$34,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$34,00019911991
GNo:G0173853
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.3

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142014M Philosophy (EnvironmentalSc)Principal SupervisorEvaluating a New Landuse Pattern Designed to Secure Soil and Water in Degraded Landscapes
20142018PhD (Environmental Sc)Principal SupervisorUse of Archebacteria to Degrade Modified Plastics
20112015PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorThe Effect of Environmental Stressors on Proteomic Homeostasis of Staphylococci Species
20102014PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorAlterations of Metabolic Homeostasis in Staphylococcus Spp. in Response to Environmental Challenges

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2012PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorVariations in Inorganic and Organic Composition of Roof-Harvested Rainwater: Studies at the Regional and Individual Site Level in Eastern and Southern Australia
2012PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorMicrobiocidal Activity of Selected Weak Organic Acids
2010PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorBacterial and Elemental Loading Patterns in Rainwater Harvesting Systems
2010PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorMorphological, Ultra-Structural and Metabolomic Changes Associated with Staphylococcal SPP. Exposed to Environmental Stress Conditions
2007PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorDogs, Dwellings and Disease: A Study of Free - Roaming Dogs in a Remote Aboriginal Community
2007PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorBiochemical, Immunological, Microbiological and Nutritional Aspects of Autism
2007PhD (Psychology - Science)Co-SupervisorEarly Life Determinants of the Effect of the Endogenous Cannabinoid System on Health Outcomes in Adulthood
2007PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorMetabolic Homeostasis in a Subtype of Dyslexia
2005M Sc (Biological Sc) [R]Principal SupervisorDelta Haemolysin Production of Long-term Staphylococcus epidermidis Cultures
2004PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorAlterations in Metabolism in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
2003PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorThermostable haemolysins from coagulase negative staphylococci
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Dr Timothy (Tim) Roberts

Work Phone(02) 4921 7037
Cell / Mobile Phone0418205664
Fax(02) 4921 5033
Email
PositionDirector
TOM FARRELL INSTITUTE
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEnvironmental Science and Management
Office
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IDC,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/tim-roberts