Linnet Reid

Doctoral researcher

Department Fachbereich Geographie und Raumplanung
Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Büroadresse MSH, E02 25-330
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 4807

Linnet has joined the UL as a PhD researcher through the support of the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) and their Young Academics programme for interdisciplinary research. She is pursuing research at the cross-section between climate, gender and finance with the project ‘Microfinance and Transformative Inclusion: Gendered Approaches Targeting Environmental Resilience in Small Island Developing States’ (MITIGATER) (supervisors: Harlan Koff and Conchita D’Ambrosio). Her interests lie in studying the ways in which social, economic and environmental systems are integrated, and how vulnerability in one system can impact the others.

Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, her background is originally in International Relations and Political Science, specialising later in International Cooperation and Development. She obtained her Masters degrees in the framework of a tripartite programme, jointly delivered by the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux (Sciences Po Bordeaux) in France, the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Jamaica and the Université des Antilles (UA) of Martinique. Passionate about development, before joining the university she worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s  programme for Archipelagic and Island States on the topic of ocean sustainability and the blue economy. Prior to that, she worked on climate and development finance with the European Investment Bank (EIB) as part of their Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) traineeship programme. Finally, she has also worked as a research assistant on several occasions, conducting gender and policy analysis in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region.


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Last updated on: Freitag, den 01. April 2022

Academic qualification

  • 2019: Master Coopération Internationale et Développement, Distinction, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux (Sciences Po Bordeaux), Bordeaux, France
  • 2018: MSc. Politics and International Cooperation, Distinction, University of the West Indies Mona, Jamaica
  • 2016: BSc. International Relations, First Class Honours, University of the West Indies Mona, Jamaica
  • 2016: BSc. Political Science, Distinction, Université des Antilles Martinique, France 

Professional Experience

  • February 2022- Present: University of Luxembourg- Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE).
    PhD candidate pursuing research at the cross-section between climate, gender and finance.
  • August 2021- February 2022: UNDP, Archipelagic and Island States Forum Secretariat - Jakarta, Indonesia.
    Programme Development Support Officer- Caribbean Region.
    Supporting the implementation of the UNDP's Archipelagic and Island States Forum Programme in the Caribbean Region.
  • May 2021- November 2021: Rethink Social Development Ltd. - Kingston, Jamaica.
    Qualitative Research  Assistant (consultant). 
    Research support for the Qualitative Analysis and Research component of the UN Women Spotlight initiative- Technical and Coordination Assistance on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Data in Jamaica.
  • September 2020- August 2021: European Investment Bank (EIB)- Luxembourg city, Luxembourg.
    Operations Directorate-Global Partners Department, Institutional and Implementation Unit. Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) policy and planning trainee.
    ACP policy and planning- general support for the implementation of the Bank's mandate in the ACP region to foster local private sector development, climate resilient infrastructure and inclusive societies.
    Supporting the Bank's gender and climate finance initiatives in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific regions.
  • March 2020- February 2022: CEDAW UN Treaty Body Research Assistant.
    Research Assistant to CEDAW Comittee member- Latin America and Caribbean region.
    Research assistance preparing country briefs on the implementation of the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
  • June 2019 - November 2019: Institute for Gender and Development Studies of Jamaica- Kingston, Jamaica Research Assistant (consultant).
    Research assignment for UNESCO funded project: 'Positive Fathering: A Bridge to Enhancing Family Unity and Community Cohesion in Jamaica'. Qualitative coding and data analysis of focus group discussions.  Desk review of the legislative, institutional and policy framework surrounding parenting and fatherhood in Jamaica to be included in the final report.
  • September 2019: Caribbean Export Development Agency- St. Michael, Barbados.
    Intern- Monitoring & Evaluation assistant. 
    Monitoring and evaluation for the 4th CARIFORUM-EU Business forum held in Frankfurt, Germany 
  • September 2017- May 2018: University of the West Indies (UWI) Department of Government - Kingston, Jamaica
    Adjunct Tutor in International Relations.
    Conducting tutorials and and evaluating course work requirements for Third-year courses: 'Contemporary International Relations of the Caribbean', 'Contemporary Issues of International Relations' and for First-year courses: 'Introduction to Political Analysis' and 'Law, Governance, Economy and Society in the Caribbean'.   

Relevant Academic experiences

  • May 2018: Gender Review of the National Youth Policy of Jamaica.
    Gender Analysis for Development Policy and Planning capstone project  presented to to Jamaica's Minister of State with Responsibility for Youth, the Hon. Floyd Green.
  • December 2017: Short essay 'Small States Development Challenges and Opportunities'-'How have the Small Island Developing States of Jamaica and Grenada been disproportionately affected by migration, climate change and natural disasters, and to what extent have they been successful in formulating coherent policy frameworks to offset the adverse effects of these developmental challenges?'

Project Management methods and tools
EU Grant Proposal Development and Project Management certified training- Vocal Europe (2020).
Project Management for Development Certified MOOC- Inter-American Development Bank (2019).


Last updated on: 01 Apr 2022