Delphine Defossez is a Lecturer at Northumbria University, UK. In 2020, she defended her PhD research at the University of Brasilia, Brazil. Her doctoral research focused on the legal effects of a possible liberalization of the Brazilian aviation market. Passenger protection is one of her main fields of interest. She also obtained a master's degree in international Commercial and Maritime Law from Swansea University, UK as well as a master's degree in Comparative European and International Laws from the European University Institute, Italy. Her Bachelor studies were in European Law at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. She also participate in the Marble program (excellence program) in Art and Law under the supervision of the Dean of Maastricht University Law Faculty, which resulted in her writing two bachelor thesis. She also had the opportunity to study a semester at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Apart from her studies, she has also published various articles, mainly in relation to aviation. She participated as a research fellow, in the e-lab of NYU and HEC, to help NGOs on legal matters. Alongside Dr. Reins, they wrote a report (published in October 2017) for Food and Water in Europe on a possible ban on fracking. She continues having strong ties with Brazil by participating in study groups and giving classes.