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Prof Kathryn (Kate) Henne is the Director of RegNet, the ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance, and leads the Justice and Technoscience Lab (JusTech). Before commencing as RegNet’s Director, she held the Canada Research Chair in Biogoverance, Law and Society at the University of Waterloo, where she was also a Fellow of the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Her research is concerned with how science and technology are changing approaches to governance, with the aim of supporting more equitable regulatory policy and practice. Her publications span issues of biomedicalisation, crime and deviance, data governance, gender-based regulation, human enhancement and wellbeing, policing technologies and surveillance. Her work has been funded by the Australian Research Council, Canada Foundation for Innovation, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, Olympic Studies Centre, Ontario Research Fund, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and World Anti-Doping Agency.

Research interests

crime and deviance, intersecting inequalities, law and society, regulation and governance, science and technology studies, surveillance

Researcher's projects

Prof Henne's current projects focus on how inequality affects practices of technoscience and regulation:

She has also studied global sports governance for over 15 years, carrying out research on gender-specific rules, health initiatives, performance enhancement, reform agendas and sport for development programming. Her first book traced the many forms of surveillance used to regulate fair play in sport, including drug and gender verification testing. Her ongoing work examines changes and challenges to gender inclusion efforts at elite and grassroots levels.

Recent publications include:

Current student projects

Past student projects


External positions

Associate Editor, Critical AI

2022 → …

Adjunct Professor, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University

2020 → …

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo

2020 → …

Expertise Areas

  • Criminology
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality
  • Law and Society
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Regulation and Governance
  • Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
  • Social Theory


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