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).