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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.


Buckley, R. J., Innes, C. R. H., Kelly, P. T., Hlavac, M. C., Beckert, L., Melzer, T. R., & Jones, R. D. (2024). Cerebral perfusion is not impaired in persons with moderate obstructive sleep apnoea when awake. Sleep & Breathing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11325-024-03048-7 Journal - Research Article

Duthie, C. J., Cameron, C., Smith-Han, K., Beckert, L., Delpachitra, S., Garland, S. N., … Wibowo, E. (2024). Reasons for why medical students prefer specific sleep management strategies. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 2318261. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/15402002.2024.2318261 Journal - Research Article

Farquhar, H. J., Beckert, L., Edwards, A. L., Matteson, E. L., Frampton, C. M. A., Ganly, E., … Haslett, J., … Stamp, L. K. (2024). Rheumatoid interstitial lung disease in Canterbury, Aotearoa New Zealand: A retrospective cohort study. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism, 64, 152359. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2023.152359 Journal - Research Article

Jeffs, E., Lee, H., & Beckert, L. (2023). Scimitar syndrome, bronchiectasis, haemoptysis and a pneumonectomy. Respirology Case Reports, 12, e01265. doi: 10.1002/rcr2.1265 Journal - Research Other

Landers, A., Pitama, S. G., Green, S. C., & Beckert, L. (2023). ‘People that suffer or have been through it know the answers’: Stakeholders’ perspectives on improving healthcare systems for end-of-life care in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. BMC Health Services Research, 23, 1443. doi: 10.1186/s12913-023-10431-9 Journal - Research Article

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