Beth Wrigley


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 also 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)

Beth sits on the Board of Governance for Mid Coast Communities, Coffs Harbour. Proud of her heritage with the Darug people of the Sydney area and also her Scottish heritage, Beth lives on Gumbaynggirr Country.