Mr Sam Carroll-Bell


Casual Academic

School /
Work Unit

School of Global, Urban & Social Studies

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 2328



City campus


College of Design and Social Context


Sam Carroll-Bell is a PhD candidate and Member of the Centre of Global Research at RMIT University. He is also an Academic Tutor within the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (GUSS). He teaches into both the Bachelor of Arts International Studies (BAIS) and Master of International Development (MID) programs.

A talented social researcher Sam's PhD research examines the worldviews and knowledge-based constructs of international development workers operating in Timor-Leste. This innovative project seeks to deepen our understanding of international development workers and the ways in which they conceptualise their work by examining the language, behaviours and interactive processes associated with their everyday occupational activities in Timor-Leste. This work builds on earlier research undertaken with the support of the Timor-Leste Research Program (a program based in the Centre for Global Research).

Key activities

Sam's research focuses on the framing and impact of international development activities based in Timor-Leste.

Sam has also tutored and lectured across a range courses with the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, including, 'The Ethics of Intervention', 'Global Processes', 'Governance and Democracy in Developing Countries' and 'Intercultural Communication'.


Sam is available by appointment on Wednesday each week (2.30pm – 3.30pm)


  • 2015 – Onwards PhD Candidate with the Centre for Global Research in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship 2015-18.
  • 2011 – Awarded Master of Social Science (International Development) by RMIT University. Degree awarded with Distinction. Also added to the Vice Chancellor's List.
  • 1999 – Awarded Bachelor of Commerce (Employment Relations) by the University of Wollongong. Degree awarded with Merit.