The Justice and Technoscience Lab (JusTech) responds to growing concerns that disruptive technologies can exacerbate discrimination and inequality in society. Founded by Professor Kate Henne, JusTech pursues research that identifies and explains unintended consequences of technoscientific development to enhance the governance of science and technology.
As a collaboratory, JusTech brings together experts from different backgrounds to understand how power and innovation operate in practice and to develop more robust and equitable regulatory responses. It also provides student training and professional development through hands-on workshops, reading groups and outreach activities.
JusTech currently supports two key initiatives:
- Partnerships for the Governance and Regulation of Wellbeing, Technoscience and Health (GRoWTH), which provide critical insights into how technoscience is changing understandings of human wellbeing and the systems that govern health.
- Surveillance and Technologies of Policing (SToP) Projects, which examine the effects of using surveillance technologies as regulatory tools across domains of law enforcement, migration and welfare provision.
Members also pursue projects across a range of other topics, including biotechnology, climate finance, data governance, educational technologies, health informatics, platform governance, 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: