Dr Jo-Ann Pattinson

Dr Jo-Ann Pattinson


I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Transport Studies researching legal issues associated with autonomous vehicles.  I am interested in the impact law and policy has upon people and society, and how qualititative research may be used to identify and address issues arising from the evolving area of autonomous vehciles and the interenet of things.  I am also an experienced litigation and dispute resoution solicitor entitled to practise law in England and Wales, formerly working in private practice acting in litigation disputes.  My career began as a barrister and solicitor in the Northern Territory of Australia.

I hold a PhD in the regulation of social media and young people, and a Master of Laws in Cyberlaw  

Research interests

My current research focuses upon the regulation of autonomous vehicles and the internet of things, and draws upon qualititative data arising from the AUTOPILOT project funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Innovation Programme. 

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Professional memberships

  • The Law Society of England and Wales