Priya has over 15 years of experience in the field of public health. She is a trained optometrist who is now at the forefront of public health optometry. She practiced both community and hospital, before joining the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to pursue her interest in public health full-time. She is an Assistant Professor at LSHTM and has worked on eye health research and programmes in over 22 countries. Her PhD focussed on child eye health with a focus on school eye health services. Her work has been recognised by the World Council of Optometry with the 2017 Paul Berman Young Leader Award. She is also a Fellow of the College of Optometrists and European Academy of Optometry and Optics. She currently serves as the Chair of the Public Health Committee at the World Council of Optometry and is on the Board of Directors.