Justice and Technoscience Lab (JusTech)

RegNet’s Director Professor Kate Henne creates the Justice and Technoscience Lab

The School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) is proud to announce the launch of the Justice and Technoscience Lab.

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Professor Kate Henne appointed RegNet Director

We are delighted to announce that Professor Kathryn (Kate) Henne has taken up the role of Director at RegNet as of January 1

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Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World - new book co-edited by Kathryn Henne

Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World - Understanding Power Structures in the 21st Century

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The Justice and Technoscience (JusTech) Lab responds to growing concerns that disruptive technologies can exacerbate discrimination, inequality and oppression. Founded by Professor Kate Henne, this interdisciplinary collaboratory brings together scholars from within and beyond RegNet to study regulatory strategies that advance more just and equitable approaches to the governance of science and technology.

JusTech Lab’s work draws on insights from regulatory governance, Science and Technology Studies (STS) and theories of power and inequality to understand and counteract unintended consequences of scientific and technological innovation. It also provides student training and professional development through hands-on workshops, reading groups and engagement opportunities.

The Lab currently 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 systems that govern 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, intellectual property, regulatory science, transborder mobility and urban infrastructure.

In addition to Lab members affiliated with RegNet, JusTech maintains partnerships with scholars based at ANU, other Australian research organisations and overseas institutions.

ANU and Australian collaborators:

International collaborators:

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JusTech comprises academic staff from RegNet, including postdoctoral fellows and postgraduate students, and faculty members in other schools and institutions.

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Research projects

JusTech projects

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JusTech Publications

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