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Doctor Jingbo (Jenny) Zhang


Research interests

  • International Sale of Goods
  • International Trade Finance 
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Address: B4, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

How to update your personal details

Profile photo
Upload your profile photo in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Your profile photo in Pure is not linked to your public staff profile. Choose a clear, recent headshot where you are easily recognisable. Your image should be at least 340 by 395 pixels. 

To change your name or prefix title contact Ask HR (opens in new tab)  If you want to update an academic title you'll need to provide evidence e.g. a PhD certificate. The way your name is displayed is automatic and cannot be changed. You can also update your post-nominal letters in Subscribe (opens in a new tab).

Job title
Raise a request through ServiceNow (opens in a new tab) to change your job title (40 characters maximum) unless you're on the ERE career pathway. If you're on the ERE path you can not change your main job title, but you can request other minor updates through Ask HR (opens in new tab). If you have more than one post only your main job title will display here, but you can add further posts or roles in other sections of your profile.

Research interests (for researchers only)
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details
Add or update your email address, telephone number and postal address in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Use your University email address for your primary email. 

You can link to your Google Scholar, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts through Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’.  In the 'Links' section, use the 'Add link' button. 

Create or connect your ORCID ID in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’ and then 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID'.

Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only)
Choose to show whether you’re currently accepting PhD applicants or not in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. In the 'Portal details' section, select 'Yes' or 'No' to indicate your choice. 


Dr Jingbo (Jenny) Zhang is a Lecturer in Commercial and Maritime Law and a member of the Insitute of Maritime Law at Southampton Law School.

Jenny has taught a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses including Remedies in Contract and Tort, International Commercial Sales, International Trade Finance and Carriage of Goods by Sea. She has also been actively delivering trainings to both academic and industrial partners.

Jenny's research focuses on the law of international sale of goods and its corelation with international trade finance and carriage of goods. She has published a number of journal articles and book chapters related to these subjects. Her current work in progress centres on examining the legal viability of international trade digitalisation and harmonisation. 

Jenny is keen on building cross-border relationships and generating research impact through public engagement. Her edited book Maritime law in China: Emerging Issues and Recent Developments was published by Informa on Routledge in 2016, as the fruit from the Chinese-English Maritime Law Conference sponsored by the Confucius Institute. Moreover, Jenny was invited by the UK House of Lords Select Committee: EU Internal Market sub-committee to provide expert evidence on the “Future EU-UK Transport Arrangements post Brexit” in 2018 and cited numerously its following report “Brexit: road, rail and maritime transport” (HL Paper 355). Jenny has also recently contributed to the law reform on digital trade documents proposed by the Law Commission in England and Wales.

How to update your 'about' section

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.

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