Emily Townsend

Emily Townsend

Emily Townsend writes about mental health, learning disabilities, autism, and the West Midlands. Joining HSJ in October 2021, she was previously an investigations correspondent across two flagship daily titles at regional publisher Archant. She was named Daily/Sunday Reporter of the Year at the Regional Press Awards (2020), and in November 2021 was announced as a finalist in that year’s British Journalism Awards.