Rhonda Roberts has a PhD in Science, Technology and Society and has worked as an academic for 20 years, the last 11 as a lecturer at the University of Wollongong. She is interested in martial arts and trained in Aikido in Japan and Australia. She is also studying tai chi and Chinese sword skills. Rhonda and her husband, Ric–a communications technology specialist–hope to set up a documentary-making company at some time in the future. She and her husband live in Wollongong.