Beth Wrigley is a Registered Nurse holding a Masters of Indigenous Studies (Trauma & Healing) and has worked in the Health and Human Services sectors for many years. She currently lectures and tutors in the Nursing Faculty at Southern Cross University (SCU) in a variety of areas including Indigenous Health. Prior to this Beth was a Lecturer/Facilitator for Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples at SCU in the Masters and Undergraduate Degree Programs.
Previous work experience includes: acute care nursing settings, service co-ordination and provision for People with Disabilities, Community Aged Care, Out of Home Care, mentoring adolescents with complex needs, program development and implementation in diversional and recreational therapies.
With a focus on Healing Circle, Cultural Safety and Trauma-Informed care, Beth is engaged in community development work, including:
- Facilitating regular ‘Healing Circles’ at Coffs Harbour Women’s Heath Centre and Galambila Aboriginal Medical Service
- Presenter at Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation National Conference, Canberra (2012)
- Speaker at Coffs Harbour Women’s Health Centre Forum ‘Perspectives on Women’s Health’ (2013)
- Speaker at Southern Cross University Mental Health Symposium for Nursing & Midwifery (2013)
- Speaker for North Coast GP Training Cultural Workshop, at Yarrawarra, Corindi NSW (2015)
- Speaker for National GP Training Conference Hobart (2015)
- Key note speaker at the National Aboriginal Well-being Conference on Lateral Violence, Ballina (2015)
Proud of her heritage with the Darug people of the Sydney area and also her Scottish heritage, Beth lives on Gumbaynggirr Country.