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:
  • Aging
  • Care and support services for older adults and caregivers
  • Women and aging
  • Intimate partner violence in later life, abuse of older adults
  • Families in later life
  • Factors affecting the health of older adults


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, innovations in housing for older adults, using remote monitoring technology to support older adults and their caregivers, and supports for older women experiencing intimate partner violence.


• 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

Appointments & Service

  • Aligning Health Needs and Evidence for Transformative Change: A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence, core member, JBI Certified Systematic Reviewer and Trainer
  • Gender and Women’s Studies, cross-appointment
  • Healthy Populations Institute, Associate Research Scholar
  • Canadian Association on Gerontology, Vice-President
  • Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association
  • Journal of Women and Aging, Editorial Board
  • Continuing Care, Nova Scotia Health: Scientific/Affiliated Appointment
  • Maritime SPOR Support Unit (MSSU), Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research, Associate Scientist


  • Song, Y., Nassur, A.M., Rupasinghe, V., Haq, F., Boström, A. M., Reid, C.R., Andersen, E., Wagg, A., Hoben, M., Goodarzi, Z. S., Squires, J., Estabrooks, C., Weeks, L. E. (2022) Factors associated with residents’ responsive behaviours towards staff in long-term care homes: a systematic review. The Gerontologist. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnac016
  • Barber, B., Weeks, L. E., Steeves-Dorey, L., McVeigh, W., Stevens, S., Moody, E., Warner, G. (2021). Hospital to home: Supporting the transition from hospital to home for older adults. Canadian Journal of Nursing Researchhttps://doi.org/10.1177/08445621211044333
  • Stilwell, C., Weeks, L. E., Rothfus, M., Weeks, A., Macdonald, M., Jackson, L., Dupuis-Blanchard, S., Carson, A., Moody, E., Helpard, H., Daclan, A. (2021). infographic: Intimate partner violence interventions relevant to women during the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthy Populations Journal, 1(2), 94-97. https://doi.org/10.15273/hpj.v1i2.11048
  • Weeks, L. E., Stilwell, C., Gagnon, D., Dupuis-Blanchard, S., MacQuarrie, C., Jackson, L. (2021). Initiatives to support older women who experience intimate partner violence. Violence Against Women. 27(15-16), 3011-3029,  https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1077801220988355
  • Waldron, I., MacDougall, E. S., & Weeks, L. E. (2021).  Hear my cry: Breaking the code of silence around intimate partner violence among Black women in and beyond midlife. Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice, 42(1), 18-30.   https://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/article/view/5548
  • Weeks, L. E., Nesto, S., Hiebert, B., Warner, G., Luciano, W., Ledoux, K., Donelle, L. (2021). Health service experiences and preferences of frail home care clients and their family/friend caregivers during COVID-19 pandemic BMC Research Notes. 14, 271.  https://rdcu.be/coBlw
  • Weeks, L. E., Barber, B., Storey MacDougall, E., Macdonald, M., Martin-Misener, R., Warner, G. (2021). An exploration of Canadian transitional care programs for older adults. Healthcare Management Forum. 34(3), 163-168. https://doi.org/10.1177/0840470420974040
  • Moody, E., Weeks, L.E., Cobbett, S. & Sabo, B. (2020). Preparing nurses to work with the growing aging population: Curriculum mapping based on entry-to-practice gerontological care competencies. Perspectives: The Journal of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, 41(3), 6-11.
  • Weeks, L. E., MacQuarrie, C., Vihvelin, K. (2020). Planning an intergenerational shared site: Nursing home resident perspectives. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. 18(4), 434-450. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15350770.2020.1720886
  • Weeks, L. E., Bigonnesse, C., McInnis-Perry, G., & Dupuis-Blanchard, S. (2020). Barriers faced in the establishment of cohousing communities for older adults in Eastern Canada. Journal of Aging & Environment. 34(1), 70-85.   doi:  10.1080/02763893.2019.1627267

Here is link to Dr. Week’s publications on Google Scholar