Prof Kate Henne


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Kathryn (Kate) Henne is the Director of RegNet, the ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance, and leads the Justice and Technoscience Lab (JusTech). She is also an Honorary Professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. Before commencing as RegNet’s Director, she held the Canada Research Chair in Biogovernance, Law and Society at the University of Waterloo.

Kate Henne's research interests are concerned with how science and technology contribute to the governance of persons and populations, with the aim of supporting more equitable regulatory approaches. Her publications span issues of biomedicalisation, criminalisation, gender regulation, human enhancement and wellbeing, surveillance and technologies of policing. Her work has been funded by the Australian Research Council, Canada Foundation for Innovation, International Olympic Committee, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, 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; sociology of health; surveillance

Researcher's projects

Kate Henne's ongoing work examines intersections between inequality, regulation and technoscience. Her current projects focus on:

In addition to these projects, she has studied global sports governance for over 15 years. Her first book, Testing for Athlete Citizenship: Regulating Doping and Sex in Sport, traces the development and effects of regulation and surveillance targeting ‘fair play’ in sport. She has also written about gender-specific regulations, health initatives, mega-events, reform agendas and sport for development and peace programming.

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Past student projects


BA (Hons), MA, MA, PhD, FHEA

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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