I have a PhD in Sociology and MA in Psychology. My training and research are focused in the areas of Health (particularly the social justice, equity and health and illness) Aging and Gender. I am also interested in the human-animal bond and well-being. At a personal level, and in my primary research, I believe that we need to take a stand when we see the need for change. As a result, my research follows my interests and concerns, exploring dynamics of power, inequalities and social justice in understanding the impacts of illness, gender, education, ethnicity and socioeconomic level on various stages of the lifecourse.