RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Dr. Elizabeth Weathers

Lecturer in Nursing
RCSI Bahrain
T: +97316660189
E: eweathers@rcsi-mub.com

Area of Expertise:

Research methods, Systematic review, Instrument design, Concept analyses and theories, Spirituality, Palliative care and Geriatrics (including frailty risk assessment, cognitive impairment, and syncope/falls).


  • PhD (Medicine and Health), University College Cork, Ireland (2011 - 2014).
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University College Cork, Ireland (2013-2014).
  • Accreditation in Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland (2013).
  • BSc in General Nursing, University College Cork, Ireland (2010).

Current areas of activity

  • Lecturing on BSc Nursing (Hons) programme and MSc in Nursing
  • Committee membership: School of Nursing and Midwifery Academic Committee; BSc (Hons) Academic Committee; MSc Teaching Supervision Committee; Curriculum Review Committee; Clinical Teaching and Learning Committee.
  • Co-supervising a student undertaking a Doctorate in Nursing
  • Reviewer for British Journal of Community Nursing; British Journal of Nursing; International Journal of Social Psychiatry; Nursing Forum; Nursing Open; and BMC Medical Education.
  • Former Adjudicator for International Undergraduate Awards (Nursing and Midwifery section)

Research Projects

  • A systematic review of the effects of vasoactive medication on falls in older adults; Primary Investigator.
  • Engaging students in research: an inter-professional approach; Primary Investigator.
  • Spirituality and health: cross-cultural perspectives; Primary Investigator.
  • Knowledge and awareness of prostate cancer amongst Arab men; Co-Primary Investigator.

Recent publications

  • Weathers, E. (2018) Spirituality and health: a Middle Eastern perspective. Religions, 9 (2), 33.
  • Timmins, F.,…Weathers, E. et al. (2017). The role of the healthcare chaplain: a literature review. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, (Epub ahead of print).
  • Timmins, F., Weathers, E., et al. (2017) An exploration of current approaches to and facilities for spiritual care provision in the Republic of Ireland. Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, 71 (2), 122-131.
  • Weathers, E., O’Caoimh, R., Cornally, N., Fitzgerald, C., Kearns, T., Coffey, A., Daly, E., O’Sullivan, R., McGlade, C. and Molloy, D.W. (2016). Advance care planning: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials conducted with older adults. Maturitas, 91, 101-109.
  • Weathers, E., O’Caoimh, R. et al. (2016) The inter-rater reliability of the Risk Instrument for Screening in the Community. British Journal of Community Nursing, 21 (9), 469-475.
  • O’Caoimh, R., Cornally, N., Weathers, E. et al. (2015). Risk prediction in the community: A systematic review of case-finding instruments that predict adverse healthcare outcomes in community-dwelling older adults. Maturitas, 82 (1), 3-21.
  • Savage E, Hegarty J, Weathers E, et al. (2016) Transforming chronic illness management through integrated care: a systematic review of what works best and why. International Journal of Integrated Care, 16 (6): A394.
  • Weathers, E., McCarthy, G. and Coffey, A. (2015). Concept analysis of spirituality: an evolutionary approach. Nursing Forum, 51 (2), 79-96.