Fungai is a passionate researcher in the HIV field with special interest in mental health (quality of life for people living with HIV), migration and educating adolescent girls in making informed choices about their sexuality and wellbeing.

Fungai studied at the renowned Institute of Development studies with her MA (poverty and development) dissertation focusing on the mental health of undocumented women living with HIV in the UK. Fungai currently works as an independent consultant focusing on policy, advocacy and project delivery.

Fungai is affiliated with national and international advisory boards. These include, board member at AMAZE, The Sussex Beacon, Beyond Stigma, SWIFT (Supporting Women with HIV Information Network) , a Community Representative for the collaborative HIV Paediatric Study (CHIPS and CHIPS +) and a member of the Organising Committee of the annual International Women and HIV Workshop.