About us

RegNet is a dynamic community of scholars from different disciplines united by our interest in governance and regulation. We have received international recognition as one of the world’s most vibrant governance and regulatory academic centres, combining rigorous interdisciplinary research with innovative forms of knowledge-translation in Australia, across the Asia Pacific region, and globally. Our work is built on principles of justice, sustainability and human well-being. Currently we work in the following thematic areas: Climate, energy & the environment; Human rights; Law & justice; Society, safety & health; Trade, investment & intellectual Property. We welcome new research directions.

RegNet ClusterSociety, safety and healthHuman rightsTrade, investment & intellectual propertyClimate, energy & the environmentLaw & justice

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...

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Human rights

This cluster comprises a number of projects that examine the regulatory dimensions of international and national human rights standards.


Law & justice

RegNet is one of world’s leading centres for socio-legal work on Law and Justice. Our work on international law, rule of law, restorative justice and legal pluralism is shaped by interdisciplinary...

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Society, safety and health

The Society, Safety and Health cluster has three broad regulatory and governance–related research themes: 1) the social determinants of health and health inequities, including trade, food systems...

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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:  12 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet