Priya Shetty

Global health journalist for The Lancet, Nature, and the BBC

Priya Shetty writes about health, with a special focus on women’s health and human rights, especially in developing countries like India. She is currently researching a book on sex and violence in India. Over the past 15 years, Priya has written for specialist magazines such as New Scientist and Nature, as well as mainstream media such as the BBC and The Guardian. She provides editorial consultancy for a range of NGOs and UN agencies, including the World Health Organization and Medicins Sans Frontieres. After years of relying on yoga and meditation to combat the chaos of living in cities like Mumbai, New York, and London, Priya has settled down to a life by the sea in Brighton. She tweets here @priya4876 and can be contacted at