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Ms Hannah Stones LLB, LLM

Postgraduate research student

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PhD research student researching liability for autonomous and remote-controlled passenger ships.

I research regulatory and technical issues with unmanned shipping, focusing on passenger ships.

Understanding Maritime Futures PhD Student. Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholar (Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute), and Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholar.

LLB and Maritime Law LLM from University of Southampton.

Research interests

Passenger shipping, Admiralty, Maritime Law, Economic theory, Tort Law.

Supervised between law and engineering.

PhD research

Liability for death and personal injury on autonomous and remote-controlled passenger ships.

James Davey, and Alun Gibbs.

Previously funded by Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship (through SMMI) and Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship.



Research group

Institute of Maritime Law

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Guest lecturing for Maritime Robotics module in Engineering.

Ms Hannah Stones
Southampton Law School, Building 4 University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ UK

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