Lori Weeks


Email: lori.weeks@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-7114
Fax: 902-494-3487
Mailing Address: 
Room G30, Forrest Bldg.
Dalhousie University
PO Box 15000
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Families and aging
  • Care and support services for older adults and caregivers
  • Factors affecting the health of older adults
  • Abuse of older adults
  • Women and aging


Dr. Lori Weeks is a Gerontologist who completed her Ph.D. and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology at Virginia Tech in 1998. Lori worked in long-term care on Prince Edward Island for three years before becoming a faculty member at the University of Prince Edward Island from 2001-2014. In January, 2015, Lori joined Dalhousie University as an Associate Professor. Her primary research interests focus on care and support services for older adults and their caregivers and factors affecting the health of seniors. She has a current research focus on supporting older adults and their caregivers through health service transitions and supports for older women experiencing intimate partner violence. 


  • Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, Assoc. Research Scholar
  • Canadian Association on Gerontology
  • Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • Spencer House Seniors’ Centre, Board Member 


• 2012: Presidential Award of Merit - Combined Achievement Award in teaching, scholarly endeavors and service- UPEI
• 2011: Merit Award for Scholarly Achievement- UPEI
• 2006: Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching- UPEI


  • Weeks, L.E., MacQuarrie, C., Begley, L., Gill, C. LeBlanc, K.D. (in-press). Strengthening resources for midlife and older rural women who experience intimate partner violence. Journal of Women and Aging, doi: 10.1080/08952841.2014.950500
  • Weeks, L E., Villeneuve, M.A., Hutchinson, S., Roger, K., Versnel, J., & Packer, T. (in-press). What we learned about mentoring research assistants employed in a complex mixed methods health study. Canadian Journal of Higher Education. 
  • Weeks, L.E., Bryanton, O., McInnis-Perry, G., Chaulk, P. (in-press). Developing a peer educator program to raise awareness about elder abuse. Journal of Peer Learning.
  • Weeks, L.E., Nesto, S., & Begley, L. (in-press). The housing situation is harder for Natives: An ecological examination of housing issues for older Aboriginal adults. Native Studies Review.
  • Kathuri-Ogola, L., VanLeeuwen, C., Kabaria-Muriithi, J., & Weeks, L.E. Kieru, J., Ndayala, P. (2015). Supervision challenges encountered during Kenyan university students’ practicum attachment. Journal of Education and Practice, 6(17), 111-117. http://iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JEP/article/view/23596/23970

Here is a full list of Dr. Lori Week's publications