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About Ann Qian

After graduating from Durham University with Master’s Degree (with Distinction) in International Trade and Commercial Law, Ann took on academic research position at International Merger & Acquisition Centre, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, with publications in China on various legal topics.

She then stepped into commercial sector with 8-year extensive experience of Executive Assistant / Personal Assistant to CEO / MDs in SMEs, across London and North West regions, before joining the University of Chester in October 2019.

Involved in a range of module teaching delivery, she offers continuous support to undergraduates and postgraduates. She is also Learner Mentor on the University’s Degree Apprenticeship Programme, mentoring students from a wide professional background.


Research Interests

Sustainable digital entrepreneurship education

Published Work


Shi, J., Qian, S. (2010). Comparative Study on Antimonopoly Review of M&A. Beijing, China: Law Press. (ISBN: 9787511803177)

Shi, J., Zhu, G(Hua)., Zhu, G(Hong)., Qian, S., Zhang, H., Yu, N (2010). Strategic Development Study on Shanghai Lawyer Industry. Beijing, China: Law Press. (ISBN: 9787511804631)

Shi, J., Qian, S. (2011). Shanghai Rule of Law Construction from Lawyer’s Perspective. Beijing, China: Law Press. (ISBN: 9787511818027)


Shi, J., Qian, S. (2009). Study on Chinese Substantive Examination Standard on Concentration of Undertakings from An International Perspective. China Management Studies, 3(4), 155-169.


  • LLM in International Trade and Commercial Law (Distinction)
  • LLB in Criminal Justice (First)