Ms Carroll Go-Sam

Senior Lecturer, Indigenous Engagem

School of Architecture, Design and Planning
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 336 57381


Carroll Go-Sam is Dyirbal gumbilbara bama of Ravenshoe, North Queensland. A graduate with B.Arch (Hons) UQ in 1997 and lectures in the School of Architecture. She has research interests in Indigenous architecture where it intersects with public, civic, social and institutional architecture. Carroll is engaged in research, consultation and design practitice with specific interests in Indigeneity in architecture, civic spaces and Indigenous-led models of housing. She co-led the Gununa Futures research project (2022-2024) and UQ's Campuses on Countries Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement and Design Framework (2020-21).

Carroll has presented at national and international events, symposia and conferences including Asis Pacific Architectural Forum, SAHANZ, IASTE, Brisbane Writers Festival, academic symposia and MPavillion Blakitecture. She was formerly Indigenous Design Place researcher (2017-2019) and worked on the research consultancy about safe drinking water in the Torres Strait Islands. The recipient of an ARC Discovery Indigenous Award (2014-2016) on Defining the Impact of Regionalism on Aboriginal Housing and Settlement.


  • Bachelor (Honours), The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Go-Sam, Carroll and Keys, Catherine (2018). Mobilising Indigenous agency through cultural sustainability in architecture: are we there yet?. The handbook of contemporary indigenous architecture. (pp. 347-380) edited by Elizabeth Grant, Kelly Greenop, Albert L. Refiti and Daniel J. Glenn. Singapore: Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-6904-8_14

  • Memmott, Paul, Greenop, Kelly, Clarke, Andrew, Go-Sam, Carroll, Birdsall-Jones, Christina, Harvey-Jones, William, Corunna, Vanessa and Western, Mark (2012). NATSISS crowding data: what does it assume and how can we challenge the orthodoxy?. Survey Analysis for Indigenous Policy in Australia: Social Science Perspectives. (pp. 241-279) edited by Boyd Hunter and Nicholas Biddle. Canberra, Australia: ANU E Press.

  • Memmott, Paul C. and Go-Sam, Carroll (2007). Spinifex houses of the Western Desert. Gunyah, goondie & wurley: The Aboriginal architecture of Australia. (pp. 208-231) edited by Paul C. Memmott. St Lucia, Queensland, Australia: University of Qld Press.

  • Memmott, Paul and Go-Sam, Carroll (2003). Synthesizing indigenous housing paradigms: an introduction to Take 2. TAKE 2: Housing design in indigenous Australia. (pp. 12-17) edited by P. Memmott and C. Chambers. Canberra, ACT Australia: The Royal Australian Institute of Architects.

  • Memmott, P. C. and Go-Sam, C. (2000). Aboriginal architecture. The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture. (pp. 405-413) edited by Kleinert, S. and Neale, M.. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor