About us

About Us

The School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) is a world-class academic centre renowned for its pioneering research and education on regulation and governance.

For the past 20 years, RegNet has carried out transformative research that develops innovative ways of responding to the complex and interconnected challenges of the 21st century. Our work is distinctly interdisciplinary and focuses on improving the governance of major social, economic, environmental and health issues. We embrace forward-looking and big-picture thinking, recognising that regulation is essential to understanding governance in our globalised world.

As a School, our character is unique: we are inclusive and cooperative in our approach while being bold and ambitious in our actions. A diverse network of experts from different backgrounds sustains our vibrant community. We are united by a shared intellectual curiosity in regulation and governance and a commitment to deep and collegial engagement. Working collaboratively, we generate knowledge that informs policy, practice and public discourse in Australia, Asia, the Pacific and globally.

RegNet adopts an integrated and holistic approach to research, education and outreach. Robust research is the foundation for our education programs, which are designed to train the governors and regulatory leaders of today and tomorrow across fields. Our engagement work brings academics and practitioners together to address some of society’s greatest concerns – climate change, conflict and injustice, disruptive technologies, economic and health inequality and geopolitical contestation.

RegNet Strategic Plan 2021-2025

Learn more about our purpose, vision, governance and plans for the future in the RegNet Strategic Plan 2021-2025. View the ‘plan on page’ here.

RegNet Annual Reports

Learn more about our initiatives, engagement and innovative contributions enabled by our dynamic community in the RegNet Annual Report 2022. View or download the Annual Report, which is available in PDF, flipbook and printed brochure.

2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report

List of Thematic Research Areas

Climate, energy & the environment cluster

Climate, energy and 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...

Law, justice and human rights

RegNet is one of world’s leading centres for socio-legal research. This cluster aims to lead the development of transformative ideas in the fields of criminology and restorative justice; human...

 Society, safety and health cluster hero

Society, safety and health

The Society, Safety and Health cluster has four research themes:

  • Policy processes and the social determinants of health inequities
  • Governance for health equity
  • Food...

Trade, investment & IP 440x440

Trade, investment and 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:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet