Professor Stephen Garton began his term as the University of Sydney’s 26th Vice-Chancellor and Principal in December 2020. He has held senior management positions at the University for almost two decades, including Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Arts.
His areas of research expertise include Australian, American and British history. He was appointed Professor of History in 2000 and Challis Professor in 2004 and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Royal Australian Historical Society and the Royal Society of NSW.
He has an outstanding reputation for his administrative skills and known to be a natural conciliator and has authored or co-authored eight books and over ninety academic articles, including articles on poverty, welfare and social policy.
In 2020, Stephen was appointed a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for significant service to tertiary education administration, and to history.
Stephen joined the Australian Scholarships Limited board in 2020 and was appointed Interim Chair on the departure of Professor David Gilchrist in November 2021.