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; Human rights; Law & justice; Society, safety & health; Trade, investment & intellectual property. We welcome new research directions.

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...

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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.

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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...

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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