Dr. Carver has a PhD in Sociology from Queen's University and MA in Psychology from Carleton University and does intersectional research. The overarching question that guides Dr. Carver's research is 'what are the factors that impact well-being in older age?' This has led Dr. Carver to explore the impacts of social determinants of health (especially gender and age), technology (in terms of privacy and autonomy) as well as the effects of the human-animal bond on health and well-being. Issues concerning farmed, wild, abandoned and feral non-human animal populations are also areas of concern. Dr. Carver has taught at Queen's University since 2015 and was a Post Doctoral Fellow with the SSHRC-funded Ageing + Communication + Technologies (ACT) from July 2017 to June 2019.