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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). 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.

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. Her publications span issues of biomedicalisation, criminalisation, data governance, gender-based regulation, human enhancement and wellbeing, surveillance and technologies of policing. 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, sociology of health, surveillance

Researcher's projects

Professor 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, carrying out research on gender-specific regulations, health and inclusion initiatives, mega-events, performance enhancement, reform agendas and sport for development programming. Her first book, Testing for Athlete Citizenship: Regulating Doping and Sex in Sport, traces the various forms of surveillance used to regulate ‘fair play’ in sport.

Recent publications include:

Current student projects

Past student projects


External positions

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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