Alexandria Reid

Senior Policy Adviser

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

Alexandria Reid (@AlexHReid) is a Senior Policy Adviser at @Global_Witness , working to prevent the financing of deforestation, with a focus on human rights and climate justice.

She has expertise in organised environmental crime, illicit trade and related illicit financial flows.

Alexandria formerly led the  environmental crime research program at the Royal United Services Institute (@RUSI_org) , a security and defence think tank established in the UK in 1831. She also served  as Deputy Chair of the Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research.  She conducted fieldwork across Europe and Africa, and presented to UK and European governing bodies.

She coauthored ‘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.

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