Dr Jennifer Zerk

Jennifer works as a legal consultant specialising in responsible business conduct and human rights. Based near Cambridge, she provides policy advisory services to a wide range of organisations, including the United Nations, the OECD, the Council of Europe, various human rights agencies and some national governments. She is also an Associate Fellow in the International Law Programme of the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House) where her work is mainly concerned with finding ways to better align trade policy with human rights concerns. She is passionate about music, having studied piano, clarinet and voice as a young person, and for several years now has been attempting to master the organ in her village church. She has sung in several (mostly German language) choirs and is the proud parent of two former members of KJV Community Children’s Choir. She is also a volunteer rowing coach for the junior squad of a Cambridge-based rowing club. Jennifer is an Australian and was educated at the University of Adelaide and the University of London before moving to Cambridge in 1998 to embark on her PhD in international law. The extraordinary educational and cultural opportunities on offer to the young people of our community, of which the KJV Community Children’s Choir is a shining example, are just some of the reasons why she has never left Cambridge, and probably never will!