Ainsley is Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics at the University of Bristol. Previously (2003-6) she was a Research Fellow in Ethics and Clinical Genetics at Imperial College London. Ainsley works on the ethical aspects of genetics and emerging biotechnologies and has published and lectured widely on these topics. Ainsley has a PhD in Medical Ethics from the University of Melbourne as well as Bachelor degrees in Science and Law. From January 2013 she will be Sesqui Senior Lecturer in Bioethics at the University of Sydney.