Tanita Northcott is an Affiliate at the University of Melbourne node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S).

She is a PhD Candidate at Deakin University. Her PhD focuses on understanding how law and regulation can be conceptualised and used to respond to the rise and harms of ultra-processed foods in the context of complex food systems and socio-ecological challenges. Her research takes an interdisciplinary approach and combines public health nutrition scholarship, regulatory theory and systems sciences analytical frameworks, using qualitative research methodologies.

Tanita is an Australian Lawyer and holds a Juris Doctor from Melbourne Law School (MLS) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours – Criminology) from The University of Melbourne. Tanita has lectured in Torts at MLS and contributed to teaching in food policy and public health nutrition units at Deakin University.