Community-Led Investigations Lead, Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Based in Edinburgh, Rachel Hamada is a founder and director of Scottish investigative journalism cooperative the Ferret. She has worked as a journalist for over two decades, with a particular interest in social justice and marginalised communities. She is currently leading the Bureau’s Community-Led Investigations pilot project. Before that she led the Bureau's UK health inequality project, investigating deaths in home care, barriers to Covid-19 vaccines for migrant communities and waiting times for vital disability adaptations.
She has worked with Bureau Local for around five years, both on editorial and also running the Change the Story project, which looked at reimagining local news with an emphasis on collaboration, inclusion and power building. She is currently also doing a Masters in Playwriting at the University of Edinburgh.