Priya has a degree in Health Promotion and Journalism from Curtin University of W.A, and is very involved in public speaking. She is an excellent motivational speaker whose presentation titled ‘Success is A Choice’ reminds us that any dream, large or small, personal or corporate, can come true with the strength of sheer determination.
In 2015 Priya was inducted into the Sports Australia Hall of Fame and in 2017 was appointed Deputy Chair of the Disability Services Commission WA. She also sits on various other boards and committees raising funding and awareness for people with disabilities to be involved in sport.
Australian world champion disabled swimmer, Priya has won nine Paralympic gold medals as well as world records and world championships. She competed in the Australian swimming team at the 1992,1996 and 2000 Summer Paralympics. She was twice the co-captain of the Australian Paralympic team, including at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, and carried the Australian flag at the closing ceremonies for the 1992 and 1996 Summer Paralympics.