Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher, Insight Meditation Institute, 2020

Doctor of Philosophy (Arts and Social Sciences) Anthropology, University of Sydney, 2018

Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Honours, First Class) University of Technology Sydney, 2011

Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Social Inquiry), University of Technology Sydney, 2010

Bachelor of Arts International Studies (French), University of Technology Sydney, 2010

Publications and Conference Papers

Book: Between bushfire and climate change (in prep).

Engaging Communities on Climate Change (Victorian Greenhouse Alliances Conference July 2019)

Between bushfire and climate change: suburban cosmologies in the making (University of Sydney Anthropology Seminar Series March 2017)

Between climate change and bushfire: constructions of ‘normality’ following the October 2013 fires in the Blue Mountains (AAS conference December 2016)

Is this what climate change looks like? (Psychology for a Safe Climate conference March 2015)


Interview with Climactic Podcast: “Finding Resilience in Vulnerability”

Live Talk: Impact of experiencing bushfire in the era of climate change


The Uncanny Love of Jimmy Panagakos won the Busybird Great Novella Search in 2014, was subsequently published by Busybird in 2015.

Exposure published in Seizure Literary Magazine 2012.

Twice a Child published in Making Tracks University of Technology Literary Anthology 2006.


Facilitator with Psychology for a Safe Climate (2018-present)

Work that Reconnects Facilitator (2013-present)

Founding member of The Climate Wellbeing Network (2014)

Training in mindfulness and self-compassion practices (since 2012)


Beth has extensive teaching experience at the tertiary level and enjoys designing participatory classes that are inclusive and draw strongly from the diversity of experience that students bring to the classroom.

Sessional Teacher at Melbourne University 2018-present

ANTH10001: Studying Human Diversity

ANTH10001: Studying Self & Other

ANTH30009: Anthropology of Nature

ANTH30009: Anthropology of more-than-human-worlds

SOCI10001: Understanding Society

SOCI10003: Inequalities: challenges for the future

University Tutor at University of Technology, Sydney 2013-2015

Ideas in History (1st year sociology and political sciences subject)

Ideologies Beliefs and Visions (3rd year politics, sociology, research methodology subject)