Professor Kathryn (Kate) Henne is the Director of the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet).

Professor Henne’s research is concerned with how science and technology contribute to the governance of persons and populations with aim of supporting more equitable regulatory approaches. She has published widely on topics related to biomedicine, data governance, gender-based regulation, human enhancement and wellbeing, surveillance and technologies of policing.

She leads RegNet’s Justice and Technoscience Lab (JusTech), a collaboratory that brings together scholars from Australia and overseas to study and develop more equitable approaches to the governance of science and technology.

Before commencing as RegNet’s Director, she held the Canada Research Chair in Biogovernance, Law and Society at the University of Waterloo, where she was also a Fellow of the Balsillie School of International Affairs.


Fields of expertise



Greed putting food couriers at risk, researchers warn

Food delivery companies are willing to let vulnerable drivers die and are resisting safety regulations to maintain profits,…

23 September 2022


Australians managing COVID risks “on their own”

Australia is entering a new phase in the pandemic where we are managing more risks on our own,…

20 January 2022


Body cams alone not enough to prevent police violence

Experts are calling for broader police reforms after new analysis from The Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Waterloo in Canada raised serious questions…

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