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Dr Matthew Channon


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Matthew joined Exeter Law School as a Lecturer in Law in September 2017. Matthew's research focusses on legal issues arising from Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (Driverless Cars) and has co-authored the first substantive text on 'The Law and Autonomous Vehicles' (January 2019). Matthew has presented his research at major industry conferences both nationally and internationally and has been cited by several newspapers including the Times and the Guardian.

Matthew further has an interest in the Law and AI generally, particularly Drones and Autonomous Ships. He also is the module convenor for the LLM Module on 'AI and the Law' . Matthew is further interested in Motor Insurance and Insurance Law generally and often presents to the Association Internationale De Droit Des Assurances Motor Insurance Working Party. Matthew won the Association Internationale De Droit Des Assurances Academic prize in November 2016. 

Matthew is interested in supervising research into the Law and Artificial Intelligence.

Matthew won the Outstanding Supervisor Award in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the Exeter Student Guild Awards 2019/2020.


The Law and Autonomous Vehicles (With Lucy McCormick and Dr Kyriaki Noussia) (January 2019) Informa Law from Routledge

Recent/Forthcoming Articles

'The Nature of the Motor Insurers' Bureau and Its Agreements' (2020) 7 (2) European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance 

'Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 an evaluation in light of proactive law and regulatory disconnect' (2019) 10 (2) European Journal of Law and Technology.

'Look No Hands!' With Lucy McCormick , New Law Journal, July 2016

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Right Place, Wrong Time? (May 2018)


Recent Conference Presentations

"Autonomous Vehicles and Motor Insurance Law: Some Future Considerations" Octo Telematics Conference, Silverstone, August 2017

"Insuring Autonomous Vehicles" Airmic Leadership Forum, September 2017

"Autonomous Vehicles and Motor Insurance: Future Paradigm" Insuring Autonomous Vehicles Conference, London February 2018.

"The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Right Place, Wrong Time?" AIDA Serbia, Palic April 2018.

"Autonomous Vehicles: Future Insurance Challenges"  Future of Transportation World Conference, December 2019 


Press Featured in the Times('Driverless cars 'could be hacked to cause pile-ups'' 12 November 2017) , and the Guardian ('Philip Hammond pledges driverless cars by 2021 and warns people to retrain' 23 November 2017)

Research interests

The Law and Autonomous Vehicles, Drones, Autonomous Ships, Motor Insurance, Tort Law and, EU Law.

Research students

(First Supervisor) Stephan Stolz, 'The laid-back relying on D&O insurance in times of digitalisation and industry 4.0'

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