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Professor, Department of Medicine
Senior Lecturer, MIHI

Lutz Beckert


Department of Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
New Zealand

Current roles

  • Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Respiratory Physician
  • Sleep Physician

Research interests

  • Venous Thrombembolism
  • Respiratory Physiology
  • Sleep medicine
  • Clinical Audits
  • Pleural Disease
  • Reseach into Teaching


Contributes to:

  • MICN 401 (4th Year Block Course Marae stay)

Professor Beckert is the convenor of the Introductory Fortnight and joins the Māori Health team on the Block Course at the Marae visits, where his strength lies in organising icebreaker activities and fun games. His teaching interests are in cultural safety, learning methodology and professional development.

Together with Professor Suetonia Palmer, Professor Beckert is the co-convenor of the Clinical Orientation week. Lutz also teaches into the CardioRespiratory – CVPD module.

Together with the MIHI team, Professor Beckert and Professor Suetonia Palmer are also teaching Hauora Māori. The indigenous and non-indigenous teaching team has created a culturally safe environment for Māori, which keeps Māori patient/whānau/communities' voices at the centre of the kaupapa. It provides a shared language for those involved in medical education and health services. This has implication for both teaching and clinical practice, and has resulted in the development of a cohesive and respectful team environment enabling teaching, clinical services and research.


Landers, A., Pitama, S. G., Palmer, S. C., & Beckert, L. (2023). Stakeholders’ perspectives on the quality of end-of-life health care services for chronic obstructive airways disease: A focus group study. International Journal of Integrated Care, 23(3), 3. doi: 10.5334/ijic.7274

Porter, R., Beckert, L., Jordan, J., & Manuel, J. (2023, August). Adolescent health: Raising mentally resilient teens. Public Talk Series: Celebrating 50 years of University of Otago Christchurch, Otautahi, New Zealand. Retrieved from

Farquhar, H. J., Beckert, N., Beckert, L., Edwards, A. L., Matteson, E. L., Frampton, C., & Stamp, L. K. (2023). Survival of adults with rheumatoid arthritis associated interstitial lung disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism, 60, 152187. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2023.152187

Duthie, C. J., Cameron, C., Smith-Han, K., Beckert, L., Delpachitra, S., Garland, S. N., … Wibowo, E. (2023). Sleep management strategies among medical students at the University of Otago. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 21(4), 448-459. doi: 10.1080/15402002.2022.2127723

Cheung, J., Nordmeier, K., Kelland, S., Harrington, M., Williman, J., Storer, M., Beaglehole, B., Beckert, L., Chambers, S. T., Epton, M. J., Freeman, J., Murdoch, D. R., Werno, A. M., & Maze, M. J. (2023). Symptom persistence and recovery among COVID-19 survivors during a limited outbreak in Canterbury, New Zealand: A prospective cohort study. Internal Medicine Journal, 53, 37-45. doi: 10.1111/imj.15930

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