Dr Carver has a PhD in Sociology and MA in Psychology. Using a social justice and equity perspective, her research is focused on gender, aging and social determinants of health. At a personal level, and in her primary research, she believes that we need to take a stand when we see the need for change. As a result, her research follows her interests and concerns, exploring dynamics of power, politics, inequalities and social justice. Specific areas of research include surveillance and privacy, successful aging from a non-biomedical perspective, the human-animal bond and well-being.