The University of Divinity and Whitley College are pleased to announce the appointment of Robyn Wrigley-Carr as Associate Professor in Pastoral and Spiritual Care and Spiritual Care Program Director.
Through this collaborative appointment, the University and Whitley College aim to develop and renew programs in spiritual and pastoral care to prepare graduates for service in the health, education, community service, defence force and mining sectors, and, in partnership with all of the University’s Colleges, to resource church-based agencies and ministries.
Whitley Principal, Professor René Erwich, says:
“Whitley College is delighted to welcome Associate Professor Robyn Wrigley-Carr as lecturer in Pastoral and Spiritual Care and looks forward to a wonderful collaboration, both in teaching and research regarding this important theme, as well as in developing rich relationships with stakeholders together with the University of Divinity in the joint project.”
Associate Professor Robyn Wrigley-Carr is an academic expert in Spirituality, Spiritual Care practitioner, and Spiritual Director. A graduate of the University of Sydney, University of London and Regent College, she received her PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2013. She has lectured in spirituality at a range of theological institutions, most recently as Associate Professor of Theology and Spirituality at Alphacrucis University College.
An internationally-recognised researcher, Associate Professor Wrigley-Carr’s current research focusses on spiritual care for people with dementia and spiritual care in the context of aged care.
Speaking about her appointment, Associate Professor Wrigley-Carr says:
“I’m delighted to be joining the University of Divinity. I look forward to shaping postgraduate qualifications in Spiritual Care, teaching at Whitley College and researching in this vital and growing field. I’m very excited that the University of Divinity recognises the necessity for a Spiritual Care Program as a new collaborative initiative under its Strategic Plan.”
We look forward to Robyn commencing her new role in February 2023.