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Professor Lutz Beckert

Professor, Department of Medicine
Senior Lecturer, MIHI

Lutz Beckert
MD(Hamburg) FRACP MRCP(UK) FCCP

Email lutz.beckert@cdhb.health.nz

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

MIHI

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.

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Publications

Farquhar, H., Haslett, J., Edwards, A., Matteson, E., Beckert, L., & Stamp, L. (2021, August). Incidence and prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatoid interstitial lung disease in Canterbury, New Zealand: A population based retrospective study. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Rheumatology Association (NZRA) Annual Scientific Meeting, [Online].

Huria, T., Pitama, S. G., Beckert, L., Hughes, J., Monk, N., Lacey, C., & Palmer, S. C. (2021). Reported sources of health inequities in Indigenous Peoples with chronic kidney disease: A systematic review of quantitative studies. BMC Public Health, 21, 1447. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-11180-2

Pitama, S., Beckert, L., Lacey, C., Patu, M., Melbourne-Wilcox, M., Philpott, A., Palmer, S. C., & Huria, T. (2021). Implementing an indigenous model of practice. Clinical Teacher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/tct.13395

Dillon, C., Lynch, G., Dean, J., Purvis, C., & Beckert, L. (2021). Impact of pharmacist involvement on medication safety in interprofessional transfer of care activity. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1539), 9-20. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Alamri, Y., Monasterio, E., Beckert, L., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2021). Intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation as drivers for early engagement in research by medical students. Advances in Medical Education & Practice, 12, 189-194. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S295909

Beckert, L. (2013). Medicine. In P. Joyce, G. Nicholls, K. Thomas & T. Wilkinson (Eds.), The Christchurch experience: 40 years of research and teaching. (pp. 25-29). Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Otago.

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Alamri, Y., Monasterio, E., Beckert, L., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2021). Intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation as drivers for early engagement in research by medical students. Advances in Medical Education & Practice, 12, 189-194. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S295909

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Dillon, C., Lynch, G., Dean, J., Purvis, C., & Beckert, L. (2021). Impact of pharmacist involvement on medication safety in interprofessional transfer of care activity. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1539), 9-20. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Huria, T., Pitama, S. G., Beckert, L., Hughes, J., Monk, N., Lacey, C., & Palmer, S. C. (2021). Reported sources of health inequities in Indigenous Peoples with chronic kidney disease: A systematic review of quantitative studies. BMC Public Health, 21, 1447. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-11180-2

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Lamba, M., Pickering, J. W., Than, M., Iles, S., & Beckert, L. (2021). Long-term outcomes in patients with pulmonary embolism: Results from a longitudinal cohort study. Internal Medicine Journal, 51, 699-704. doi: 10.1111/imj.14409

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Beckert, L., Wiseman, R., Pitama, S., & Landers, A. (2020). What can we learn from patients to improve their non-invasive ventilation experience? 'It was unpleasant; if I was offered it again, I would do what I was told'. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 10, e7. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001151

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Pilcher, J., Ploen, L., McKinstry, S., Bardsley, G., Chien, J., Howard, L., … Beckert, L., … Weatherall, M., & Beasley, R. (2020). A multicentre prospective observational study comparing arterial blood gas values to those obtained by pulse oximeters used in adult patients attending Australian and New Zealand hospitals. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 20, 7. doi: 10.1186/s12890-019-1007-3

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Alamri, Y., Currie, W., Magner, K., Al-Busaidi, I. S., Wilkinson, T. J., & Beckert, L. (2019). Publication rates of, and attitudes toward, summer research projects: 10-year experience from a single institution in New Zealand. Advances in Medical Education & Practice, 10, 263-271. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S198789

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Beckert, L., Brockway, B., Simpson, G., Southcott, A. M., Lee, Y. C. G., Rahman, N., … Idell, S. (2019). Phase I trial of the single-chain urokinase intrapleural LTI-01 in complicated parapneumonic effusions or empyema. JCI Insight, 4(10), e127470. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.127470

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Huria, T., Palmer, S. C., Pitama, S., Beckert, L., Lacey, C., Ewen, S., & Smith, L. T. (2019). Consolidated criteria for strengthening reporting of health research involving indigenous peoples: The CONSIDER statement. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 19, 173. doi: 10.1186/s12874-019-0815-8

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Palmer, S. C., Gray, H., Huria, T., Lacey, C., Beckert, L., & Pitama, S. G. (2019). Reported Māori consumer experiences of health systems and programs in qualitative research: A systematic review with meta-synthesis. International Journal for Equity in Health, 18, 163. doi: 10.1186/s12939-019-1057-4

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Pitama, S., Beckert, L., Huria, T., Palmer, S., Melbourne-Wilcox, M., Patu, M., Lacey, C., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2019). The role of social accountable medical education in addressing health inequity in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 49(Suppl. 1), 58-71. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2019.1659379

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Huria, T., Palmer, S., Beckert, L., Williman, J., & Pitama, S. (2018). Inequity in dialysis related practices and outcomes in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A Kaupapa Māori analysis. International Journal for Equity in Health, 17, 27. doi: 10.1186/s12939-018-0737-9

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Han, L., Ha, A., Jennings, L. C., & Beckert, L. (2017). Survey of patients admitted to hospital with laboratory confirmed influenza A virus infection in 2012 and 2014: Lessons for the future. International Journal of Vaccines & Immunization, 3(1). doi: 10.16966/2470-9948.114

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Huria, T., Palmer, S., Beckert, L., Lacey, C., & Pitama, S. (2017). Indigenous health: Designing a clinical orientation program valued by learners. BMC Medical Education, 17, 180. doi: 10.1186/s12909-017-1019-8

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Pitama, S. G., Bennett, S. T., Waitoki, W., Haitana, T. N., Valentine, H., Pahina, J., … Beckert, L., Palmer, S. C., Huria, T. M., Lacey, C. J., & McLachlan, A. (2017). A proposed hauora Māori clinical guide for psychologists: Using the Hui Process and Meihana Model in clinical assessment and formulation. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 46(3), 7-19.

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Reddel, H. K., Beckert, L., Moran, A., Ingham, T., Ampon, R. D., Peters, M. J., & Sawyer, S. M. (2017). Is higher population-level use of ICS/LABA combination associated with better asthma outcomes? Cross-sectional surveys of nationally representative populations in New Zealand and Australia. Respirology, 22(8), 1570-1578. doi: 10.1111/resp.13123

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Walsh, S. L. F., Maher, T. M., Kolb, M., Poletti, V., Nusser, R., Richeldi, L., … on behalf of the IPF Project Consortium, including Beckert, L. (2017). Diagnostic accuracy of a clinical diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: An international case–cohort study. European Respiratory Journal, 50(2), 1700936. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00936-2017

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Baimatova, I., Smith, C., Beckert, L., & Singh, H. (2015). Treatment of octogenarians with lung cancer: A single centre audit of treatments and outcomes. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1419). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Landers, A., Wiseman, R., Pitama, S., & Beckert, L. (2015). Patient perceptions of severe COPD and transitions towards death: A qualitative study identifying milestones and developing key opportunities. Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 25, 15043. doi: 10.1038/npjpcrm.2015.43

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Stamp, L. K., Chapman, P. T., Francis, J., Beckert, L., Frampton, C., Watts, R. A., & O'Donnell, J. L. (2015). Association between environmental exposures and granulomatosis with polyangiitis in Canterbury, New Zealand. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 17, 333. doi: 10.1186/s13075-015-0852-6

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Buchanan, J., Buckley, C., Jennings, L. C., & Beckert, L. (2014). Lack of effect of seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine against influenza A (H3N2) infections in hospitalised patients in winter 2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1398). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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King, Jr, T. E., Bradford, W. Z., Castro-Bernardini, S., Fagan, E. A., Glaspole, I., Glassberg, M. K., … for the ASCEND Study Group, including Beckert, L. E. L. (2014). A phase 3 trial of pirfenidone in patients with idiopatic pulmonary fibrosis. New England Journal of Medicine, 370(22), 2083-2092. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1402582

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O'Reilly-Nugent, A., Kelly, P. T., Stanton, J., Swanney, M. P., Graham, B., & Beckert, L. (2014). Measurement of oxygen concentration delivered via nasal cannulae by tracheal sampling. Respirology, 19, 538-543. doi: 10.1111/resp.12268

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Sahrawat, R., Robb, M. P., Kirk, R., & Beckert, L. (2014). Effects of inhaled corticosteroids on voice production in healthy adults. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 39(3), 108-116. doi: 10.3109/14015439.2013.777110

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Edwards, A. L., Gunningham, S. P., Clare, G. C., Hayman, M. W., Smith, M., Frampton, C. M. A., Robinson, B. A., Troughton, R. W., & Beckert, L. E. L. (2013). Professional killer cell deficiencies and decreased survival in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Respirology, 18(8), 1271-1277. doi: 10.1111/resp.12152

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Erskine, N., Daley, V., Stevenson, S., Rhodes, B., & Beckert, L. (2013). Smoking prevalence increases following Canterbury earthquakes. Scientific World Journal, 2013, 596957. doi: 10.1155/2013/596957

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Ghofrani, H.-A., Galiè, N., Grimminger, F., Grünig, E., Humbert, M., Jing, Z.-C., … for the PATENT-1 Study Group, including Beckert, L. (2013). Riociguat for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. New England Journal of Medicine, 369(4), 330-340. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1209655

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Yang, J., Stanton, J., Wang, L., Beckert, L., Frampton, C., Burton, D., & Swanney, M. P. (2013). Effect of salbutamol on the measurement of single-breath diffusing capacity. Respirology, 18(8), 1223-1229. doi: 10.1111/resp.12125

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Leow, L. P., Beckert, L., Anderson, T., & Huckabee, M.-L. (2012). Changes in chemosensitivity and mechanosensitivity in aging and Parkinson's disease. Dysphagia, 27(1), 106-114. doi: 10.1007/s00455-011-9347-z

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Parnaby, C. N., Bailey, W., Balasingham, A., Beckert, L., Eglinton, T., Fife, J., Frizelle, F. A., Jeffery, M., & Watson, A. J. M. (2012). Pulmonary staging in colorectal cancer: A review. Colorectal Disease, 14(6), 660-670. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2011.02601.x

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Leow, L. P., Huckabee, M.-L., Anderson, T., & Beckert, L. (2010). The impact of dysphagia on quality of life in ageing and Parkinson's disease as measured by the Swallowing Quality of Life (SWAL-QOL) questionnaire. Dysphagia, 25(3), 216-220. doi: 10.1007/s00455-009-9245-9

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Walker, J., Kelly, P., & Beckert, L. (2010). Airline policies for passengers with obstructive sleep apnoea who require in-flight continuous positive airways pressure. Respirology, 15, 556-561. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01716.x

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Chin, P. K. L., Beckert, L. E. L., Gunningham, S., Edwards, A. L., & Robinson, B. A. (2009). Audit of anticoagulant thromboprophylaxis in hospitalized oncology patients. Internal Medicine Journal, 39(12), 819-825. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01828.x

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Kelly, P. T., Swanney, M. P., Seccombe, L. M., Frampton, C., Peters, M. J., & Beckert, L. E. (2009). Predicting the response to air travel in passengers with non-obstructive lung disease: Are the current guidelines appropriate? Respirology, 14(4), 567-573. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2009.01520.x

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Kelly, P. T., Swanney, M. P., Stanton, J. D., Frampton, C. M., Peters, M. J., & Beckert, L. E. (2009). Resting and exercise response to altitude in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 80(2), 102-107. doi: 10.3357/ASEM.2434.2009

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Kelly, P. T., Swanney, M. P., Stanton, J., Frampton, C., Peters, M. J., & Beckert, L. E. (2009). Supplemental oxygen effect on hypoxemia at moderate altitude in patients with copd. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 80(9), 815-819. doi: 10.3357/ASEM.2550.2009

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Salah Kamel, K., Beckert, L. E., & Stringer, M. D. (2009). Novel insights into the elastic and muscular components of the human trachea. Clinical Anatomy, 22(6), 689-697. doi: 10.1002/ca.20841

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Than, M. P., Helm, J., Calder, K., Ardagh, M. W., Smith, M., Flaws, D. F., & Beckert, L. (2009). Comparison of high specificity with standard versions of a quantative latex D-dimer test in the assessment of community pulmonary embolism HaemosIL D-dimer HS and Pulmonary Embolism. Thrombosis Research, 124, 230-235. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2008.10.018

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Walker, J., Kelly, P. T., & Beckert, L. (2009). Airline policy for passengers requiring supplemental in-flight oxygen. Respirology, 14(4), 589-594. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2009.01521.x

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Aldington, S., Harwood, M., Cox, B., Weatherall, M., Beckert, L., Hansell, A., … Beasley, R., for the Cannabis and Respiratory Disease Research Group. (2008). Cannabis use and cancer of the head and neck: Case-control study. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery, 138, 374-380. doi: 10.1016/j.otohns.2007.12.002

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Aldington, S., Harwood, M., Cox, B., Weatherall, M., Beckert, L., Hansell, A., … Beasley, R., on behalf of the Cannabis and Respiratory Disease Research Group. (2008). Cannabis use and risk of lung cancer: A case-control study. European Respiratory Journal, 31(2), 280-286. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00065707

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Kelly, P. T., Swanney, M. P., Seccombe, L. M., Frampton, C., Peters, M. J., & Beckert, L. (2008). Air travel hypoxemia vs the hypoxia inhalation test in passengers with COPD. Chest, 133(4), 920-926. doi: 10.1378/chest.07-1483

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Kelly, P. T., Hlavac, M., & Beckert, L. E. (2007). Episodic hypoxemia in an airline passenger with chronic respiratory failure on supplemental oxygen. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 78(7), 712-715.

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Anderson, S. D., Wong, R., Bennett, M., & Beckert, L. (2006). The World as it is: Summary of knowledge and thinking about asthma and diving since 1993. Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine, 36(1), 12-18.

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Chin, P., Hurrell, M., McGregor, D., & Beckert, L. (2006). The role of CT pulmonary angiography in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism admitted to general medicine. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1237). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1237/2052/content.pdf

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Kelly, M. G., Frizelle, F. A., Thornley, P. T., Beckert, L., Epton, M., & Lynch, A. C. (2006). Inflammatory bowel disease and the lung: Is there a link between surgery and bronchiectasis? International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 21(8), 754-757.

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Kelly, P. T., Swanney, M. P., Frampton, C., Seccombe, L. M., Peters, M. J., & Beckert, L. E. (2006). Normobaric hypoxia inhalation test vs. response to airline flight in healthy passengers. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 77(11), 1143-1147.

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O'Connell, O., & Beckert, L. (2006). Asthmatics: too drunk to drive: The time curve of exhaled ethanol levels after use of Salamol in normal subjects. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1244). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1244/2282/content.pdf

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Gill, E., Tuck, A., Lee, D. W. G., Beckert, L., for a Multicultural Task Group, including Corwin, P., Frizelle, F., & Nair, N. (2004). Tutorial dynamics and participation in small groups: A student perspective in a multicultural setting. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1205). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1205/1142/content.pdf

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