About us

The School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) is a leading academic centre renowned for its pioneering research and education on regulation and governance in Australia, Asia, the Pacific and globally.

For the last 20 years, our academics and graduates have focused on improving the governance of major social, environmental and health issues. Our work responds to the complex and interconnected challenges of the 21st century, including climate change, conflict and injustice, disruptive technologies, economic inequalities and geopolitical contestation.

The RegNet community comprises vast and diverse networks nurtured through deep and collegial engagement. We are profoundly interdisciplinary, distinguished by our intellectual drive to understand how power, ideas, values and institutions shape regulation and governance. Our approach reflects a shared commitment to pursuing a more just and equitable world.

Our longstanding relationships with stakeholders from civil society, government, international organisations and local communities are integral to the innovative nature and the far-reaching impact of the School’s scholarship and education. RegNet’s graduate, MPhil and PhD programs harness this collective capacity, equipping graduates with the wide range of critical skills and knowledge necessary to analyse and address pressing social problems.

Find out more about our initiatives in the RegNet Annual Report 2020. The pages that follow illustrate some of the many innovative contributions enabled by our dynamic community of researchers and students.

List of Thematic Research Areas

Climate, energy & the environment cluster

Climate, energy and 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 and 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 and 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