RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Dr. Elizabeth Weathers


Dr. Elizabeth Weathers
Lecturer in Nursing
T: +973 17351450 Ext 2345
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)

Recent publications

• 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.
• Timmins, F., Murphy, M., Caldeira, S...Weathers, E. et al. (2016). Developing agreed and accepted understandings of spirituality and spiritual care concepts among members of an innovative spirituality interest group in the Republic of Ireland. Religions, 7 (3), p30.
• Weathers, E., McCarthy, G. and Coffey, A. (2015). Concept analysis of spirituality: an evolutionary approach. Nursing Forum, 51 (2), 79-96.
• 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.