Dr Caitlin Goss


School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 334 67551


Dr Caitlin Goss is a Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law, teaching in the Law of Evidence, Constitutional Law, and Public International Law. Dr Goss obtained her DPhil in comparative constitutional law at the University of Oxford, where she previously read for a Bachelor of Civil Law and an MPhil in Law. Her postgraduate study has been funded by a Rhodes Scholarship, and a Commemorative Fellowship from the Australian Federation of University Women- Queensland.

Dr Goss has worked as a Judge's Associate to the Hon. Chief Justice Catherine Holmes (then a Justice of the Queensland Court of Appeal), as a solicitor, and as a legal intern in the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia. At the University of Oxford, she served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Public International Law, teaching on the undergraduate BA in Jurisprudence, and she jointly coached the Oxford Jessup Moot team. Her research interests are in comparative constitutional law, constitutional theory, international law, and in the law of evidence.

Research Interests

  • Comparative constitutional law
  • Constitutional theory


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Law, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Arts, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Goss, Caitlin (2023). History and historical facts in constitutional law. Facts in public law adjudication. (pp. 263-280) edited by Joe Tomlinson and Anne Carter. Oxford, United Kingdom: Hart Publishing. doi: 10.5040/9781509957415

  • Goss, Caitlin (2018). Interim Constitutions and the Invisible Constitution. The Invisible Constitution in Comparative Perspective. (pp. 167-190) edited by Rosalind Dixon and Adrienne Stone. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/9781108277914.006

  • Lazarus, L., Goold, B. and Goss, Caitlin (2012). Control without punishment: understanding coercion. The Sage Handbook of Punishment and Society. (pp. 463-493) edited by J. Simon and R. Sparks. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publishing/Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781446247624.n23

  • Caitlin Goss and S Currie (2005). Margaret McMurdo. A Woman's Place:100 Years of Queensland Women Lawyers. (pp. 1-1) edited by S Purdon and A Rahemtula. Brisbane: Supreme Court Library Queensland.

  • Goss, Caitlin (2005). Quentin Bryce. A Woman's Place: 100 Years of Queensland Women Lawyers. (pp. 1-1) edited by S Purdon and A Rahemtula. Brisbane, Australia: Supreme Court Library Queensland.

Journal Article

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision