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Chelceé Brathwaite

Research Assistant 1-246-417-4885  chelcee.brathwaite@cavehill.uwi.edu


Chelceé Brathwaite joined the SRC as a trade research assistant in 2020. Prior to this while pursuing her studies, she has worked as an International Mobility Assistant for Thales Global Services in Paris; interned at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of the Government of Barbados; and at the CARICOM Secretariat’s Office of Trade Negotiations in Barbados.

She has been working with the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, as a Part-Time Micro-and Macroeconomics Tutor since 2019, and is a graduate of the SRC’s Masters in International Trade Policy (MITP) programme, which she completed with Distinction, as well as class valedictorian. In addition to the MITP, Chelceé holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business, French, Spanish and Mandarin from Aston University, where she graduated at the top of her programme with First Class Honours.

Chelcee is also a former Government of Barbados Scholarship Winner (2014), a language enthusiast, avid adventure sports lover and world traveler. She is passionate about contributing to the development of her country and region, and remains motivated by the need for increased visibility of small island developing states on the global platform.


  • M.Sc. International Trade Policy (Distinction) – University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.

  • B.Sc. International Business, French, Spanish & Mandarin (First Class Honours), Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

  • Study Abroad Specialized Business Programme, Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Research Interests

  • E-commerce & Digital Trade
  • The Evolution of Competition Law in the Digital Economy
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Women and Trade
  • Climate Change and Trade
  • Food security under a Changing Climate

Select Publications/Presentations

  • Authored an SRC Policy Brief entitled “An overview of Food Security and Trade Across CARICOM” – July 2021
  • Presented a research paper entitled: Artificial Intelligence & The Caribbean: (Potential) Applications & Ethical Considerations, at a workshop in Montevideo Uruguay hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank and CETYS Universidad, November 12, 2019.
  • A Holistic Approach to Digital Trade: Closing The Digital Gender Divide. Co-authored with Dr. Jan Yves Remy. SRC Staff Publications.

Additional Info

  • Aston University Alumni
  • Youth Leader & Camp Counsellor