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
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

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

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

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

Journal Article

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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