About us

RegNet undertakes interdisciplinary research and education in governance and regulation associated with major social, health and environmental issues. Our work is based on principles of social justice, sustainability and human wellbeing. We test and develop theory, provide rigorous qualitative and quantitative empirical evidence on important issues, and proactively engage in the public and policy debates in Australia, the Asia Pacific region and internationally.

Currently we work in the following thematic areas: Climate, energy & the environment; Law, justice and human rights; Society, safety & health; Trade, investment & intellectual property. We welcome new research directions.

See what we accomplished last year in our 2018 Annual Report.

Our Strategic Plan 2016-2020 sets out our vision and aims for the immediate future.

RegNet Cluster

Trade, investment & intellectual property
Society, safety and health
Climate, energy & the environment
Law, justice & Human rights

List of clusters

Climate, energy & the environment cluster

Climate, energy & the environment

This cluster has four broad regulatory and governance research themes: identifying obstacles and options for effective energy governance; analysing state and private governance mechanisms for...

Law, justice & human rights

RegNet is one of world’s leading centres for socio-legal research. This cluster aims to lead the development of transformative ideas in the fields of criminology and restorative justice; human...

 Society, safety and health cluster hero

Society, safety and health

The Society, Safety and Health cluster has four research themes:

  • Policy processes and the social determinants of health inequities
  • Governance for health equity
  • Food...

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Trade, investment & intellectual property

This cluster looks at the impacts of the trade, investment and intellectual property regimes on the regulatory sovereignty and capacity of states and the consequences that flow from those impacts...

Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet