Tish Peiris

In 1994, Tish was working as a journalist in Sri Lanka when she sustained a severe Traumatic Brain Injury in a motor vehicle accident. After emergency neurosurgery at Colombo General Hospital, she was airlifted to Australia where she spent a further three months in recovery and rehabilitation at Royal North Shore Hospital and the Royal Rehabilitation Centre. Having now completed postgraduate studies in journalism at the University of Technology Sydney and international law at The University of Sydney, Tish believes passionately in the power of education to open up opportunities for people living with a brain injury.