Personal profile: Dr Lois Beckwith
Lois attended four different universities earning three undergraduate degrees, two masters and a PhD, in the fields of health promotion and research, education and management. After 20 years working for Ministers of Health in Commonwealth countries she undertook short term contract work in many countries along with volunteer work, and has now worked and visited over 110 nations.
In 1990 Lois returned to Australia and decided to change her career and established a business consultancy firm which provided business planning and improvement, marketing, quality assurance and food safety auditing and workforce development and training.
The business was sold in 2006 which allowed Lois and her husband Peter to travel Australia in a motor home and then retire early to Golden Valley in rural Tasmania. She now lives with her keeshond dog, Zara a cheeky lively little feral farm girl.
Lois is very active in Rotary, Days for Girls, U3A, Probus, Lupus Association of Tasmania and has three International Projects in helping to reduce poverty in Nepal. She has been member of the Royal Society of Tasmania for a number of years and is keen to continue her diverse interests by working on the committee.