Garton appointed Sydney provost and DVC at UNSW, he began his career as a teaching fellow in the School of Humanities at Griffith University before returning to Sydney in 1988 to lecture in the Department of History. Over the next 13 years, Garton took on leadership positions including head of the Department of History before being appointed dean in 2001. In addition to holding the Challis Chair in History, his many honours include fellowships of the Australian Academy of Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences and the Royal Australian Historical Society. Garton will take up the position in July, succeeding Professor Don Nutbeam, who has been appointed vice-chancellor of the University of Southampton.
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