ARC DECRA, Regulatory science and traumatic brain injury


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This DECRA research explores the rise of traumatic brain injury as a health concern, focusing on how shifting scientific and public health discourses frame the condition and its treatment. It considers how inequality mediates regulatory strategies targeting traumatic brain injury among sport participants, military personnel, and survivors of interpersonal violence in Australia, Canada, and the United States (including U.S. Pacific Island territories). The aim is to illuminate how science and regulation interact across contexts, as well as how they reflect shifting understandings of brain health, the mind and body, and (injured) human agency.

Kate Henne

Dr Kathryn Henne

Dr Kathryn (Kate) Henne is an ARC DECRA Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet). She earned her MA...


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 empirical research in Asia and the Pacific and in Australia, contributing new theoretical insights that contribute to better public policy.

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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 systems, climate change, and urban planning;

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