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Dr Maxine Roberts


Role at ANSTO

Maxine's responsibilities include carrying out synthetic and radiochemistry research activities for ANSTO LifeSciences, the CRC Biomedical Imaging Development collaboration and associated collaborators. She focuses on the development of labelled radiotracers for PET and SPECT imaging.


Maxine first joined ANSTO in 2010 as a post-doctoral research fellow for the CRC Biomedical Imaging Development collaboration before accepting a radiochemist position in 2012 in ANSTO LifeSciences. Maxine contributes to both the synthetic and radiochemistry aspects of ANSTO LifeSciences and other collaborative projects.

Research interests and areas of expertise

Maxine has expertise in radiochemistry, particularly 18F manual & automated radiolabelling and radiometabolite animal studies, in addition other radioisotopes such as 123I and 125I. Maxine also has expertise in organic and medicinal chemistry.

Qualifications & Achievements

  • PhD in synthetic chemistry, the University of Western Sydney, 2012.
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons), Class 1, the University of Western Sydney, 2006.
  • Bachelor of Medical Science, the University of Western Sydney, 2005.
  • Maxine is a member of the Women in Nuclear association.