Prior to joining WMU, Dr. Doelle served as Professor of Law, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, as an Associate with the Marine & Environmental Law Institute (MELAW). He is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Professor Doelle served as policy advisor to the federal government during the development of the original Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, as a member of the Regulatory Advisory Committee, and as drafter of the NS Environment Act. He was a non-governmental member of the Canadian delegation to the UN climate negotiations from 2000-2006. He co-chaired the Tidal Energy Strategic Environmental Assessment in 2007, served on the Lower Churchill Joint Federal-Provincial Review Panel from 2009 – 2011, and co-chaired the Nova Scotia panel on aquaculture from 2013 - 2014. He currently serves on the Technical Advisory Committee for the new federal Impact Assessment Act in Canada.

Professor Doelle has written on a variety of environmental law topics, including climate change, energy, invasive species, environmental assessments, and public participation in environmental decision-making. His books include “Environmental Law: Cases and Materials” (2019), “The Paris Climate Agreement: Analysis and Commentary” (2017), and “The Federal Environmental Assessment Process, a Guide and Critique" (2009).