Bhikkhu Anālayo is a faculty member at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and a professor at the Numata Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Hamburg. His main area of academic research is early Buddhism, with a special interest in the topics of meditation and women in Buddhism. At the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies he regularly teaches residential study and practice courses, participates in online programs and undertakes research into meditation-related themes. 

He completed a PhD on the Satipaṭṭhāna-sutta at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 2000, published in 2003, by Windhorse Publications under the title Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization.

Other books include Perspectives on Satipaṭṭhāna, Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation, Mindfully Facing Disease and Death, A Meditator's Life of the Buddha and Satipaṭṭhāna Meditation: A Practice Guide.