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Dr. Priya Morjaria, WCO Public Health Committee Chair

Dr. Priya Morjaria trained as an Optometrist from City University and completed the pre-registration year to become a member of the College of Optometrists (UK). She practiced community and hospital optometry for 3 years, before pursuing her interest in public health full-time.

She continues to practice Clinical Optometry in a community and hospital setting. She was also a clinic supervisor for final year students at the refraction clinics at City University.

Her interest in Public Health has given her the opportunity to work with several eye care INGOs in low and middle income settings. She completed the MSc in Public Health for Eye Care at LSHTM and joined the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) as a researcher, followed by a PhD titled ‘Evidence to improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of School Eye Health Programmes’.

In 2017, she was recognized by the World Council of Optometry and awarded the Paul Berman Young Leader Award. In 2020, she was made a Fellow of the European Academy of Optometry and Optics and was also recently admitted as a Liveryman to the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.

Dr. Morjaria is the co-chair for the School Eye Health Working Group at the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. She currently serves on WCO’s Board of Directors as the Public Health Committee Chair.