The School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) is proud to announce the launch of the Justice and Technoscience Lab. Founded by RegNet’s Director Professor Kate Henne, the Justice and Technoscience Lab brings together scholars from leading universities in Australia and overseas to study regulatory strategies for the advancement of more just and equitable approaches to the governance of science and technology.
“We began formalising our working arrangements in March, with the goal of developing a social science collaboratory – a group of researchers collaborating in ways that are not limited by physical location.
“The COVID-19 lockdown forced us to fully embrace that approach, and it’s been really amazing to see everyone create strategies for our work moving forward. Our key areas of focus reflect the aims and approaches we have co-developed over the last five months” said Professor Kate Henne.
Currently, the Lab supports two key initiatives:
• Partnerships for the Governance and Regulation of Wellbeing, Technoscience and Health (GRoWTH), which provide critical insights into how technoscience informs foundational understandings of human wellbeing and approaches used in governing individuals’ health.
• Surveillance and Technologies of Policing (SToP) Projects, which examine the effects and implications of using surveillance technologies as regulatory tools across domains of law enforcement, migration and welfare provision.
Members also pursue projects that span a range of other topics, including biotechnology, climate finance, data governance, experimental and GPS technologies, health informatics, regulatory science, transborder mobility and urban infrastructure.
“Now that our ANU-based members are able to come to campus again, we are looking forward to building up our local activities and sharing some of our findings to date” Professor Henne added.
“Our ongoing research on how various groups are managing pandemic-related disruptions is already revealing how disparate those experiences can be – and not just between countries but also within them.”