Alexandria Reid

Research Fellow

Region(s): Africa, Europe, Global
Country of focus: Malawi, Nigeria, Zambia
Based in London, UK

Alexandria Reid (@AlexHReid) is a Research Fellow in the Organised Crime and Policing team at the Royal United Services Institute. @RUSI_org is a security and defence think tank established in the UK in 1831.

RUSI’s global research on environmental crime focuses on environmental security, wildlife crime, illegal fishing, corruption and illicit finance.

Alexandria’s research covers a range of topics related to serious and organised crime, including environmental security, illicit trade and related illicit financial flows. She has published research on the illegal wildlife trade and IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated) fishing, freeports and special economic zones.

She co-authored the book Ports, Crime and Security: Governing and Policing Seaports in a Changing World published in 2021 by the Bristol University Press.

Alexandria holds an MA (Distinction) in Conflict, Security and Development, and a BA in War Studies (First Class Honours), both from King’s College London, where she was awarded the Sir Michael Howard Award for Excellence.

Prior to joining RUSI, she was Communications Manager of Strife Blog and Journal, and a Research Administrator at the King’s Centre for Military Health Research. She has conducted fieldwork and research in the UK, Europe and Africa.

Her media experience includes Reuters, BBC, Global Trade Review, and The Ecologist among others.