Professor of Regulation and Governance, Australian National University

Kathryn (Kate) Henne is a Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) and the Director of RegNet, the ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance. She took up the role after holding the Canada Research Chair in Biogovernance, Law and Society at the University of Waterloo. An interdisciplinary scholar interested in biogovernance, she studies how science and technology contribute to the governance of persons and populations. Her research and publications span topics related to biometric surveillance, criminological knowledge production, gender regulation, human enhancement and wellbeing, social protection, sport and technologies of policing.


  • 2020–present
    Professor, Australian National University
  • 2017–2019
    Canada Research Chair (Tier 2), University of Waterloo


    University of California-Irvine, PhD

Research Areas

  • Sociology And Social Studies Of Science And Technology (160808)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Law And Society (180119)