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Kathryn Henne

Professor and Director, School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University

Professor Kathryn (Kate) Henne is the Director of RegNet, the Australian National University (ANU) School of Regulation and Global Governance, where she leads the Justice and Technoscience Lab and is a Chief Investigator on the ANU Humanising Machine Intelligence Grand Challenge project. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University and in the Faculty of Arts at University of Waterloo.

An interdisciplinary scholar, Professor Henne studies how science and technology influence the governance of health, public safety, and well-being. Much of her work examines the interface between intersecting inequalities and regulation. Her publications span a range of issues, including automated decision-making, biomedicalisation, criminalisation, data governance, gender-related regulation, human enhancement, policing technologies, sport and surveillance.


  • 2020–present
    Professor, Australian National University
  • 2020–present
    Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University
  • 2020–present
    Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo
  • 2017–2020
    Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
  • 2016–2019
    Canada Research Chair, University of Waterloo

Research Areas

  • Sociology And Social Studies Of Science And Technology (160808)
  • Law And Society (180119)
  • Gender Specific Studies (169901)
  • Criminology (1602)