Professor Claire Roberts
Claire Roberts is the Lloyd Cox Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide, Deputy Director of the Robinson Research Institute and leads its Pregnancy and Birth Theme. She is President of the International Federation of Placenta Associations and Past President of ANZPRA. She is an internationally recognized authority and thought leader in placenta research. Claire has developed algorithms for use as screening tools to predict which women are at risk of developing a major pregnancy complication. She is PI on a NIH NICHD Human Placenta Project study to profile placenta and maternal blood across gestation using next generation sequencing technologies. She has a particular interest in modifiable risk factors for poor health in pregnancy and beyond. Claire Roberts has published over 185 papers and been awarded over $23 million in research funding.