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Dr Priya obtained her Master's degree by research in 2013 and PhD degree in Physiotherapy (Women's Health and Pain) in 2016 from the University of Otago, New Zealand. She was awarded the University of Otago International Research Master's scholarship to support her Master's study. Her exceptional performance in the Master’s study allowed her to be competitive and successful in receiving an Otago University Doctoral scholarship for her PhD study.  Dr Priya obtained her BSc degree in Physiotherapy in 2002 from the Christian Medical College, which is one of the top ranked medical colleges in India. Following her under graduation, she worked in the hospital setting as a clinical physiotherapist for several years (2003-2008). Subsequently, she moved to Malaysia to take up a Lecturer position at the Asia Metropolitan University (2008 - 2011). Apart from lectureship, she was also in-charge of the Women's Health physiotherapy clinic attached to the Asia Metropolitan University.

Dr Priya has publications in peer-reviewed journals with international standing and high impact factor. The articles range from systematic reviews with meta-analysis to clinical trials, protocols, and feasibility studies. She has also presented her work at national and international scientific conferences. Her work has been recognized in the international arena specifically in Australia. Presentation of Dr Priya’s work in scientific conference resulted in her achieving "Best New Researcher" at the Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference in Australia (2015). She also won the “Best Research Paper” award at the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Healthcare, India (2014).

Research interests

  • Non-pharmacological pain management
  • Women’s health
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Exercise and physical activity

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Christian Medical College

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Otago


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