Emmanuella Doussis graduated from the University of Athens and continued her postgraduate studies at the University Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne with a DEA (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) in International Law and International Organizations and a DEA in Environmental Law. She completed her studies with a Phd in International Law.
She has worked as a research assistant for the UNESCO and the international NGO INSULA. She has also worked for the EU, as an external expert. In 2002 she was elected lecturer in international institutions at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of Athens University. Since 2014 she has been an associate professor at the same University. She has been lecturing on International Organization, United Nations System, International Economic Law and International Environmental Law. She has been a visiting professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of Dijon (France) and at the Faculty of Law of the University of Grenoble, where she lectured on selected issues of the law of the sea and international justice. She has also been a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (Global Governance Programme).
Her most recent book concerns the global environmental governance. She has written several articles, published in the Revue Générale de Droit International Public, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Revue Hellénique de Droit International Public, Annuaire du droit de la mer, Revista de Estudios Europeos. She is a member of the International Law Association and the French Association of International Law.