Claire Cozens is the managing editor of The Fuller Project, focused on developing international coverage of issues involving and affecting women and girls. She has extensive experience in international journalism, both as a reporter and as an editor, and a deep interest in shining a light on underreported issues.
As senior editor with the Thomson Reuters Foundation for nearly four years, Claire commissioned and edited enterprise and investigative stories on issues that disproportionately affect marginalised communities around the world, from modern slavery to climate change.
Before that, she worked for more than a decade for the AFP newswire, taking in postings in New Delhi, Beijing, Hong Kong and Kathmandu. As AFP’s news editor for South Asia, she led a multimedia team of journalists, driving coverage of stories ranging from the rise of Hindu nationalism in India to China’s growing regional influence. She also led on-the-ground coverage of the Nepal earthquake and the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh.
Claire speaks fluent French and has an M.A. in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a B.A. in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge. She lives in London and enjoys hiking, yoga and attempting to grow as many different plants as she can fit in her postage stamp-sized garden.