Sarah Derrington is the Dean of the Law Faculty at the University of Queensland. Her research interests lie in the areas of admiralty jurisdiction and practice, the carriage of goods by sea and marine insurance. As co-rapporteur of two international working groups - one on cross-border insolvency interactions with admiralty actions in rem, and another on marine insurance - her work examines multijurisdictional approaches to the application of international principles of maritime law and their impact on domestic admiralty regimes.
Professor Derrington also 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 for three years.
Her work has been published in various journals, including the Law Quarterly Review, Modern Law Review, Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly, the Insurance Law Journal, and the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce. Sarah has also written a chapter in The Modern Law of Marine Insurance, Vol 2 by D. Rhidian Thomas (LLP, 2002), and co-authored both the first and second editions of The Law and Practice of Admiralty Matters with James M Turner QC (OUP 2007, 2nd edition 2016).
Professor Derrington was appointed a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2009, and in 2013 was elected as a Fellow of the Nautical Institute.