Elizabeth is a member of the Adelaide Education Academy, performing an education specialist role within the Faculty of Health Sciences at The University of Adelaide. Elizabeth teaches widely into the undergraduate Bachelor of Health & Medical Sciences, Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programs and is actively involved in curriculum design and assessment within these programs. Elizabeth is co-convenor of the Medical Sciences Major and serves as a program advisor for the Bachelor of Health & Medical Science program. In conjunction with Dr. Renee Turner in the School of Medical Sciences, Dr. Elizabeth Beckett runs a Biology Bridging Course prior to O-week for students entering into Bachelor of Health & Medical Science and Bachelor of Nursing programs.
Elizabeth is also interested investigating the efficacy of particular teaching approaches, including small group discovery, and the use of digital interactive resources within health science undergraduate programs.
Additional research interests focus on the autonomic regulation of, and pacemaking activities within, visceral smooth muscles (including the gastrointestinal tract and uterus) and the involvement of the neuro-immune axis in the development of pathophysiological conditions including endometriosis and gastrointestinal disorders including inflammatory bowel disease and colitis.
|2015||Senior Lecturer Level C||University of Adelaide|
|2008 - 2014||Lecturer Level B||University of Adelaide|
|2000 - 2004||University of Nevada, Reno||United States||PhD (Cellular & Molecular Physiology & Pharmacology)|
|1996 - 2000||Queen's University Belfast||United Kingdom||BSc Hons (Physiology)|
|2014||Graduate Certificate of Education (Higher Education)||University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2017||Beckett,EA, Young,HM, Bornstein,JC, Jadcherla,SR, 2017, Development of Gut Motility, Springer, Switzerland, pp. 21-37 10.1007/978-3-319-43268-7|
|2013||Young,H, Spencer,E, Bornstein,J, Jadcherla,S, 2013, Development of gut motility, Springer, United States, pp. 23-35 10.1007/978-1-60761-709-9_3|
|2015||Dodds,K, Beckett,E, Staikopoulos,V, Evans,S, Hutchinson,M, 2015, Novel mouse model of endometriosis permits identification of spinal glia and nociception characteristics involved in pelvic pain, 25th Biennial Meeting of the International-Society-for-Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific-Society-for-Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian-Neuroscience-Society, Cairns, AUSTRALIA|
|2005||Beckett,E, Troung,H, McCloskey,C, Takeda,Y, Sanders,KM, Koh,SD, 2005, Effects of female steroid hormoneS on the expression of potassium currents in murine colonic myocytes, 49th Annual Meeting of the Biopysical-Society, Long Beach, CA|
Elizabeth is the course coordinator of Physiology IIB: Systems & Homeostasis, a level II undergraduate physiology course. Physiology IIB focuses on the physiological systems that underpin the body's regulation of its internal environment. Themes include: the role of endocrine glands and their hormones; the function of the central and peripheral nervous systems in sensing and responding to changes in the external environment; the gastrointestinal tract in providing nutrition to the body and; the renal system in regulation of fluid and ion levels. In practicals students undertake research experiments that are designed to reinforce the themes covered in the course and promote a deeper understanding of research methods, ethical considerations in medical research and data processing in scientific research.
Elizabeth is co-convenor of the Medical Sciences Major and serves as a program advisor for the Bachelor of Health & Medical Science program. In conjunction with Dr. Renee Turner in the School of Medical Sciences, Dr. Elizabeth Beckett runs a Biology Bridging Course prior to O-week for students entering into Bachelor of Health & Medical Science and Bachelor of Nursing programs.
Co-supervisor to: Kelsi Dodds (PhD candidate), "Neuro-immune involvement in the development of endometriosis" Discipline of Physiology, School of Medicine [Principal supervisor: Prof. Mark Hutchinson]
|2013||Board Member||MBBS level 1 committee||University Of Adelaide||Australia|