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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’s School of Regulation and Global Governance, where she leads the Justice and Technoscience Lab (JusTech). She took up the role after holding the Canada Research Chair in Biogovernance, Law and Society at the University of Waterloo. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University.

An interdisciplinary scholar, Professor Henne studies how science and technology contribute to the governance of persons and populations. Much of her work examines the interface between intersecting inequalities and regulation. Her publications span a range of issues, including biomedicalisation, criminalisation, gender regulation, human enhancement and wellbeing, regulatory science, surveillance and technologies of policing.


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

Research Areas

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