Kathryn Henne

Director, RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance, Professor
Justice and Technoscience Lab (JusTech)


BA (Hons) (Temple), MA (California State), MA PhD (California)

Contact details
P: +61 2 6125 1255
Room: 2.08
Building: Coombs Extension, #8
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Professor Kathryn (Kate) Henne is the Director of the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet). An interdisciplinarily trained scholar, she has a PhD in Criminology, Law and Society, with emphases in Critical Theory and Feminist Studies and a specialisation in Anthropologies of Medicine, Science and Technology, from the University of California, Irvine. Before commencing as RegNet’s Director, she held the Canada Research Chair in Biogovernance, Law and Society at the University of Waterloo, where she was also a Fellow of the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Kate Henne’s research is concerned with the interface between inequality, technoscience and regulation. She has published widely on topics related to biometric surveillance, criminological knowledge production, human enhancement and wellbeing, regulatory science, and technologies of policing. She also leads RegNet’s Justice and Technoscience (JusTech) Lab, a collaboratory that brings together scholars from Australia and overseas to study regulatory strategies that advance more just and equitable approaches to the governance of science and technology.

Research interests

  • Crime, law and society
  • Critical health studies
  • Inequality and social justice
  • Lived experiences of regulation and governance
  • Science and technology studies
  • Surveillance

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