Rosa Furneaux

Sir Harry Evans Fellow in Investigative Journalism – 2024

Rosa Furneaux is an investigative reporter based in London and she currently reports with the Reuters enterprise team in London, UK. As the Sir Harry Evans Fellow in Investigative Journalism, she is a member of the Institute of Advanced Study.

Previously she reported on global health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, where she specialised in issues concerning access to healthcare. She received the Amnesty International Award for New Journalist for her coverage of Covid-19 vaccine inequity.

Her work has been published in national and international outlets around the world, including The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, The San Francisco Chronicle, Politico, VICE, STAT News, Mother Jones, Mail & Guardian, Nation, Il Fatto Quotidiano, El País, Ojo Publico, and the Reuters wire.

Her investigations have been recognised with awards from organisations including the Foreign Press Association, Amnesty International, Association of British Science Writers, Medical Journalists’ Association, and One World Media. She received her Masters’ degree at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

About the Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship in Investigative Journalism

The Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship in Investigative Journalism is part of a program honouring celebrated British-born journalist, editor and author Sir Harry Evans, one of the pioneers of modern investigative journalism. Sir Harry (1928-2020) was an undergraduate at University College, Durham, and became internationally celebrated as the crusading editor of The Sunday Times under the paper’s ownership by Lord (Roy) Thomson. The work he spearheaded throughout his career, from corporate investigations to revelations of government wrongdoing and incompetence, created a model for reporting in the public interest and demonstrated the real-world impact journalism can have.

The fellowship launched in Sir Harry’s honour is designed to give promising early-career journalists the opportunity to develop rigorous, fact-based reporting skills. The fellow will be supported by Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study, which hosts projects and international fellows working across academic disciplines

Alongside the investigative journalism fellowship, the Sir Harry Evans Memorial Fund will launch an annual, agenda-setting forum on the journalism profession, the Sir Harry Evans Global Summit in Investigative Journalism. The first takes place on May 10 and 11, 2023 at RIBA London.

Find out more about the Sir Harry Evans Memorial Fund.