Professor Ainslie is based at the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada. Since completing his PhD in 2002, Dr Ainslie has published >100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and >14 major book chapters. The majority of these publications have resulted from his independent research program, principally focusing on various aspects of vascular regulation, in particular the interactions between the systemic and cerebrovascular systems. Recently, he was awarded Canada Research Chair in Cerebrovascular Physiology. He has also been the recipient of the young investigator award (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology) and University of British Columbia researcher of the year.