Jacobs Media Fellow

Rachel Pugh

Freelance Journalist Manchester, (Grossbritannien)

Rachel Pugh is multi-award-winning freelance medical journalist based in Manchester with a passion for health and social equality. She writes regularly for The Guardian and has also written for The Independent, the TES and The Telegraph as well as setting up a number of publications for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and for international health companies. Her proudest achievements have resulted from writing about FGM, meningitis C, transgender children, digitisation of health, cervical cancer and initiatives to help young mothers in prison. Alongside her work, she is proud to have combined being a cellist with her love for the mountains (inherited from her Swiss mother), by carrying the instrument to the top of one of the UK’s biggest mountains and giving a mini concert there.