Dr Jeff Beckett

Jeff is a lecturer and medical researcher in Laboratory Medicine. His career path is a little different than most of his colleagues. Jeff has a trade as an auto-technician, but 5 years working in the trade he wanted to focus on something different, a career in science. He had always liked science at school, so he took the plunge, quit his trade, and enrolled in general science with the University of Tasmania. He had never studied human biology at this point but after the first year in this course, he knew he loved it and changed courses into a Laboratory Medicine degree.

During all this time, he thought he would continue to pursue a research career, but as he became more involved in teaching he realised he enjoyed passing on his love of human biology to the next generation of students. He really enjoys the chance to teach and conduct research across a variety of different subjects within the broad area of medical science.