Ben Rattray is an Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology at the University of Canberra working with the university’s Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UC-RISE). Ben teaches a number of Exercise Physiology–related units at both undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as convening postgraduate research courses. He was an invited author for five chapters of the first edition of ‘Exercise physiology: Australia/New Zealand’ (2014), a common undergraduate prescribed textbook. Ben’s research concentrates on understanding the links between exercise and the brain, including the role of exercise in improving cognitive abilities, and the cerebrovascular response in both acute and chronic settings. This work is applied in a range of contexts including military, occupational, health and high performance sport settings. Ben now heads a small Exercise and Brain lab at the University of Canberra.