Alexandria Reid

Senior Global Policy Adviser Nature and Finance

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

Alex Reid (@AlexHReid) is a Senior Global Policy Adviser at @Global_Witness. She has a focus on environment and sustainable finance and expertise in deforestation and organized environmental crime.

Alex 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.

Alex 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.