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 technology has upon people and society, and how qualitative research may be used to identify and address issues arising from the evolving area of autonomous vehicles and the internet of things.  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


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

Professional memberships

  • The Law Society of England and Wales

Student education

Module assistant, School of Law