Elizabeth Weathers, PhD, BSc, PGCTLHE, RGN, FAAN, boasts a diverse, culturally rich career with experience in clinical practice, academia, and the medical device industry across Europe, Asia, and the US. She has 15 years’ experience in healthcare and 10 years’ experience managing all facets of clinical research and development. Elizabeth is Director of Medical and Clinical Affairs at AccuVein, where she leads the company’s clinical development strategy and is responsible for overseeing clinical research, scientific communications, and clinical input into product development. Elizabeth is also a part-time Lecturer at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland and serves as Expert Reviewer for the European Commission COST funding organization.
Elizabeth holds a BSc in Nursing, a PhD in Medicine and Health, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning from UCC, Ireland. She also holds an Accreditation in Logotherapy from the Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland.
In 2019, she was elected to Sigma's International Governance Committee and in 2020 she was appointed to the editorial board of the Seminars in Oncology Nursing journal. Elizabeth is one of the first five nurses from Ireland inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in recognition of her nursing contributions. She is the Co-Founder and immediate Past President of the first Irish chapter of Sigma.
Elizabeth’s journey, working across three continents, has equipped her with an understanding of the cultural nuances that exist across global healthcare systems and practice. She is committed to improving healthcare by effecting change for patients and highlighting the valuable contribution of nurses globally.