Dr Jo-Ann Pattinson

Dr Jo-Ann Pattinson


Postdoctoral Research and Impact Fellow at the Institute for Transport Studies specialising in the regulation of new technology and transport policy.  I am interested in the impact law, policy and technology has upon people and society.  My work focuses upon enhancing the impact of academic research upon transport policy. I am also an experienced litigation and dispute resolution 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 a Master of Laws in Cyberlaw  

Research interests

- Legal frameworks for shared operational responsibility in autonomous vehicles

- Shaping transport policy to create livable and sustainable environments, and improve resiliance to health emergencies  

I am currently involved in the following projects:

TRACK (Transport Risk Assessment for Covid Knowledge) https://track-project.org.uk

RAILS (Responsible AI for long-term trustworthy autonomous systems) https://www.tas.ac.uk/responsibility-projects/responsibility-project-rails/

FAME (Framework for coordination of automated mobility in Europe) https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101069898


<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • Legal Practitioner (Australia)
  • Solicitor (England and Wales)

Professional memberships

  • The Law Society of England and Wales

Student education

Module assistant, School of Law