Elizabeth Broadbent, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in Health Psychology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She initially trained as an electrical and electronic engineer to pursue her interest in making personal robots. She then worked at Transpower, Électricité de Tahiti, and Robotechnology. After becoming interested in the psychological aspects of robotics and in psychoneuroimmunology, she obtained her MSc and PhD in health psychology. She now combines her health psychology and robotics interests to study healthcare robotics. Elizabeth is deputy chair of the CARES research group at the Univerity of Auckland. In 2010, Elizabeth was a visiting academic at the school of psychology at Harvard University and in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, USA. In August 2017, she will return to Boston with a Fulbright award for four months to continue her research in this area.