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Dr Linda Carroli
Research Associate
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Architecture & Built Environment
Sessional Academic
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Architecture & Built Environment
Sessional Academic
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice,
School of Design
Discipline *
Civil Engineering
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Master of Planning (Professional) (Deakin University)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the International Association of Public Participation
  • Member of the Regional Studies Association
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Linda Carroli is an urban planner, consultant and writer. At QUT, she works as a researcher and sessional academic with the School of Design and School of Built Environment. She is presently working as a Research Associate with the Value in Operations ARC Linkage project. Linda has worked on several research and publishing projects including preparation of ARC Linkage grant applications, two volumes of International Seminar on Urban Form conference proceedings, research projects examining the impact of the light rail on the Gold Coast, procurement practices for schools, co-design in a health setting, and planning student perceptions of employability. She also worked as a Sessional Academic Success (SAS) Advisor with the School of Design as part of the SAS Program developed by QUT Learning and Teaching Unit.

She has worked in industry and higher education on diverse research, planning, consultation, editing and writing projects for academic, creative industries, urban development, economic development and social sustainability initiatives. As an internationally published cultural journalist and award winning writer, she received several Federal and State government grants. She has worked across print, broadcast and digital media. With an extensive cultural journalism and writing publishing record and several editorial roles, she publishes in a range of media and contexts both nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of a Centenary Medal for long and distinguished service in the arts.

Linda has completed studies in communication and journalism, history and heritage, stakeholder engagement and urban planning as well as Academic Development programs at QUT and professional development programs. She completed her PhD in 2020. Her PhD examined how policy narratives construct sustainable socio-technical transitions in regional planning and infrastructure systems in SEQ. She is involved with Dementia Australia’s Dementia Friendly Communities Advisory Group and Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand Social Impact Taskforce.

This information has been contributed by Dr Linda Carroli.


Sessional Academic, Architecture, School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty

  • Impact Lab 3: Planet (Semester 2, 2020)
  • Placemaking and Architecture (Semester 2, 2011-2014)
  • Architecture and the City (Semester 1, Since 2012) (Lead Tutor)
  • Guest lecture, Master of Architecture Studio (Semester 2, 2018)

Sessional Academic, CEBE/School of Built Environment, Science and Engineering Faculty

  • Project Investigation 2 (Semester 2, 2020)
  • Marking, Urban Studies (Semester 2, 2016 – 2018)
  • Urban Design (Semester 1, 2018)
  • Community Planning (Semester 2, 2018) + guest lectures

Sessional Academic, School of Business:

  • Marking, Research Methodology (Semester 1, 2020)


This information has been contributed by Dr Linda Carroli.


Consultant with Harbinger Consultants, Hornery Institute & Conics (RPS)

  • Social, cultural and urban planning
  • Regional development
  • Feasibility and impact studies including cultural heritage
  • Strategic planning
  • Regional development
  • Project communications
  • Stakeholder engagement and facilitation
  • Research and report writing
  • Policy research, analysis and writing
  • Proposal and tender writing
  • Project management
  • Client liaison
  • Business development

Community Service 
Voluntary membership of several community boards and advisory groups:

  • Member, Dementia Friendly Communities Advisory Group, Dementia Australia
  • Member, Social Impact Task Force, Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand
  • Formerly Board Member of Regional Development Australia Brisbane (Deputy Chair), Australian Network for Art and Technology (Chair), Queensland Writers Centre

Freelance Writer, Editor & Journalist
Published works include:

  • InPlace Magazine, Place Leaders Asia Pacific
  • ISUF 2013 Conference Papers, Volumes 1 & 2
  • Writing/Research, The Mayors’ Project, Sustainable Cities Collective, Social Media Today
  • SCAPE Public Art Biennial, Christchurch
  • Urbanista, a regular feature on urban innovation and creativity, Arts Hub
  • Guest blogging for World Listening Project, CoDesign and others
  • Several bodies of cultural writing funded by the Australia Council: Wording, Placing, Changescaping and Fieldworking
  • Long Time, No See? Project
  • The Ideas Book (editor), Brisbane Ideas Festival & Brisbane City Council

Various roles in the Creative Industries and Cultural Sector

  • Editor, fineArt forum – art, science and technology online publication
  • Program Director, Metro Arts
  • Program Officer, Museum and Gallery Services Queensland
  • Program Coordinator, Ideas Online, Ideas at the Powerhouse Festival
  • Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Artworkers
This information has been contributed by Dr Linda Carroli.


For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.