Elizabeth Beckett

Dr Elizabeth Beckett

Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


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. Elizabeth is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK).

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.

As an Education Specialist, Elizabeth is interested investigating the efficacy of particular teaching approaches, including discovery learning, 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.

Elizabeth is the course coordinator of Physiology IIB: Systems & Homeostasis, a level II undergraduate physiology course that focuses on the physiological systems that underpin the body's regulation of its internal environment. Elizabeth also co-coordinates Principles of Human Health and Disease - a level I course that explains key health and disease concepts via a series of clinical scenarios.  Elizabeth is convenor of the Medical Sciences Major within the Bachelor of Health & Medical Science program and teaches within Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programs.

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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Co-Chair Faculty Learning Quality Innovation Committee University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135311
  • Email: elizabeth.beckett@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Helen Mayo South, floor 4
  • Room: 4 30
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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