Personal profile: Mrs. Christine Beswick
Christine Beswick was born in England, arrived in Tasmania in 1958, and was educated at Launceston High School and Launceston Matriculation College.
She trained as a Medical Technologist at the Launceston General Hospital 1965-1969, gained further experience at the Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney and St Bartholomew’s Hospital London, and returned to the LGH in 1974. She became a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists in 1977, and was awarded a Rotary Foundation Fellowship to pursue the Specialist In Blood Banking course at Los Angeles Red Cross in 1982. She retired from her LGH position as Scientist I/C Haematology and Blood Transfusion in 2002.
Christine joined the Royal Society of Tasmania in the 1980s, was on the committee for several years, and served a term as Chair of the Northern Branch.
She lives in Perth on the bank of the South Esk. Amongst other activities she is Deputy Chair of the Consumer and Community Engagement Council of the Tasmanian Health Service – North, participates in activities at Launceston School for Seniors (which she joined for the bushwalking but which offers much more), and goes bushwalking as often as other commitments and weather allow.