Desai Shan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, and an Associate Research Fellow with Seafarers International Research Centre, Cardiff University. She is currently conducting a research project on Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and Management on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River, under the supervision of Drs. Katherine Lippel and Barbara Neis. Her research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council through On the Move.
Desai completed her PhD at the Seafarers International Research Centre, Cardiff University, where she studied the compensation system for seafarers’ work-place casualties in China, especially the experiences of seafarers and surviving families during the claim process. Desai holds Chinese Legal Professional Qualification and previously worked in a leading maritime law firm in China, Wang Jing & Co. Law Firm, Xiamen Office. Desai obtained her LLB in Maritime Law from Dalian Maritime University and University of Nottingham, and her Postgraduate Diploma of Social Science Research Methods from Cardiff University.
Desai Shan (2017) “Workplace Death at Sea: Chinese Surviving Families’ Experiences of Compensation Claims.” Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations. 72 -1, 2017, 125-148.
Gang Chen and Desai Shan (2017) “Seafarers’ Access to Jurisdictions over Labour Matters” Marine Policy. 77 (2017) 1-8.
Desai Shan (2017) “The Review of Maritime Labour Policies in the United Kingdom” Global Shipping. 7 (2017) 1-8. (In Chinese)
Lijun Tang, Desai Shan, Peidong Yang (2016). “Workers’ rights defence on China’s Internet: an analysis of actors.” Information, Communication and Society. 19 (8), 1171-1186.
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