Brian Anderson graduated in medicine from the University of Otago in 1980 and is a specialist paediatric anaesthetist and intensivist at Auckland Children’s Hospital, New Zealand. A PhD in paediatric clinical pharmacology was completed in 2002. He is Professor of Anaesthesiology at Auckland University. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers as well as many book chapters and editorials. He has a special interest in the pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic relationships of simple analgesics, size relationships and maturational aspects of paediatric pharmacology. This has led to investigations concerning the use of TIVA in children.  He is Associate Editor-in-Chief for the journal Paediatric Anesthesia. Cote Lerman and Anderson’s book, A Practice of Anaesthesia for Infants and Children, is now in its 6th edition.