Professor Sarah Derrington has taken the position of dean of law at the University of Queensland. Derrington said she would seek to consolidate the law school’s position among the best in the Asia-Pacific region. The UQ alumna is a practicing barrister; she was appointed a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2009. As a teacher at the UQ Law School between 1994 and 2011, Derrington was director of the Centre for Maritime Law and the Marine and Shipping Law Unit. She serves on the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, the Admiralty Rules Committee (Commonwealth) and the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand, of which she was president.