Áine Kelly is Professor in Physiology and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Science Education in Trinity College Dublin. She holds a first class honours degree in Physiology and PhD in Neuroscience from Trinity College Dublin. Her research expertise lies at the interface between exercise physiology and neuroscience. Her specific research focus is an assessment of how lifestyle factors such as physical activity and fitness can enhance brain function throughout the lifespan and help to protect against age-related decline in cognitive function. She is President of Neuroscience Ireland, Ireland’s national neuroscience society.