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Alicia Nicholls, B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc. (Dist.), LL.B.(Hons)
Alicia Nicholls, a national of Barbados, is a multi-disciplined, multi-lingual, and legally-trained international trade and development consultant. Alicia has extensive post-graduation experience in international trade research and consultancy for private individuals, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international organisations. She has written and presented on correspondent banking/de-risking, Brexit, climate change, economic citizenship programmes, and investment law and policy. As a national of a small island developing State, Alicia has special interest in small state and developing country issues.
In the past she has worked as a consultant at the Organisation of American States‘ (OAS) Headquarters in Washington, DC. and as a research consultant at the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy & Services of the University of the West Indies‘ Cave Hill Campus in Barbados (UWI SRC) where she contributed to research on the creative industries, migration and the diaspora economy. She rejoined the SRC in April 2019 as part of the SRC’s research team and is a frequent contributing author to the UWI SRC’s ‘Trading Thoughts’ column.
Alicia is a Barbados Government Exhibition Winner (2005) and is a proud graduate of the University of the West Indies. She holds a Masters (M.Sc.) in International Trade Policy with distinction, a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Political Science with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) with Upper Second Class Honours. Since November 2017, she also holds the FITT Diploma in International Trade credential from Ottawa, Canada-based Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), of which she is a member.
She is also a member of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) and was featured as the Association’s Featured Member of the Month for January 2017. She is also a member of the Michigan USA-based, Academy of International Business (AIB). She is also an Advisory Committee member of the Caribbean-ASEAN Council.
Alicia is proficient in French, Spanish, Portuguese and has knowledge of German and Italian.
In her spare time (what little there is these days!) Alicia enjoys reading, cooking, learning foreign languages, travelling and exploring new cultures, and spending time with her loved ones (including her pets).
Alicia’s current research interests include:
- Climate Change
- Correspondent Banking & De-risking
- Economic Citizenship & Residence Programmes
- International Investment Treaties
- Trade Finance
- Trade in Services