Mr Sam Carroll-Bell


Casual Academic

School /
Work Unit

School of Global, Urban & Social Studies

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 1921


Building: 037
Level: 05
Room: 038

City campus


College of Design and Social Context


Sam Carroll-Bell is a PhD candidate, Research Coordinator and Member of the Centre of Global Research in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (GUSS)

Sam's research focuses on the framing and impact of international development activities based in Timor-Leste. 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 aims to build a comprehensive understanding of the way that international development workers conceptualise their work by examining the language, behaviours and interactive processes associated with their everyday occupational activities in Timor-Leste. This work builds on a series of earlier pieces of research undertaken with the support of the Timor-Leste Research Program (a program based in the Centre for Global Research).

Key activities

As the Research Centre Coordinator for the Centre for Global Research Sam oversees a varirty of functions, including event and publication management; financial monitoring and reporting; grant development and management; and the Centre’s human resources responsibilities.

Sam has also tutored and lectured across a range courses with the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, the latest being ‘Governance and Democracy in Developing Countries’ and ‘The Ethics of Intervention’.


Sam is available by appointment on Thursday and Friday each week (9.30am - 6.00pm)


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.