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Dr. Valerie Smith

Assistant Professor (50%) (School of Nursing & Midwifery)

 Priority setting in uncertainties in trial methodology
 Systematic literature reviews and budget impact analysis to support the development of National Clinical Guidelines
 Physical Illness Co-Morbidity among people with Mental Illness and related Healthcare Interventions
 Frenotomy and associated effects on breastfeeding variables
 Telephone interventions, delivered by healthcare professionals, for informal caregivers of adults with diagnosed medical illnesses

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Details Date From Date To
Member of Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland 1998 Date
Member of the Research Advisory Network (RAN) of the International Confederation of Midwives Jan 2013 Date
Member of the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group 2010 Date
Member of the Midwifery & Nursing Strategy Development Committee, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin 2011 Date
Cronin, P. Coughlan, M. and Smith, V., Understanding Nursing and Healthcare Research, London, Sage Publications, 2015, 1 - 207pp, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Mangesi L, Hofmeyr GJ, Smith V, Smyth RMD , Fetal movement counting for assessment of fetal wellbeing, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (10), 2015, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Smith V. Clarke M, Begley C, Devane D, SWAT-1: The effectiveness of a 'site visit' intervention on recruitment rates in a multicentre randomised trials, Trials, 16, (211), 2015, p1-7 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Wuytack F, Smith V, Clarke M, Williamson P, Gargon E., Towards core outcome set (COS) development: a follow-up descriptive survey of outcomes in Cochrane reviews, Systematic Reviews, 4, (73), 2015, p1-9 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Egan AM, Smith V, Devane D, Dunne FP, Effectiveness of prepregnancy care for women with pregestational diabetes mellitus: protocol for a systematic review of the literature and identification of a core outcomes set using a Delphi survey, Trials, 16, (356), 2015, p1-7 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Smith V, Cochrane corner: Early versus late initiation of epidural analgesia during labour, The Practising Midwife, 17, (11), 2015, p30-32 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Corry, M While, A. Neenan, K. and Smith, V, A systematic review of systematic reviews on interventions for caregivers of people with chronic conditions, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71, (4), 2015, p718 - 734, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Smith V, Cochrane corner: Antibiotics for meconium-stained amniotic fluid in labour for preventing maternal and neonatal infection, The Practising Midwife, 18, (2), 2015, p35-37 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Smith V, Cochrane corner: Expert systems for fetal assessment in labour, The Practising Midwife, 18, (8), 2015, p37-39 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Smith V, Cochrane corner: Oral analgesia for relieving post-caesarean pain, The Practising Midwife, 18, (6), 2015, p34-36 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Nash M. Bracken-Scally M. Smith V. Higgins A. Eustace-Cook J. Monahan M. Callaghan P. Romanos MT, Literature review using systematic approaches to explore physical illness co-morbidity among people with serious mental illness and related healthcare interventions, 2015, Report, SUBMITTED
Smith V, Intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring: a review of the HSE/IOG Clinical Practice Guideline., Master Class on Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring, Centre for Midwifery Education, Dublin, 27th June , 2012, Director of Centre for Midwifery Education, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Smith V, Assessment of fetal wellbeing; the electronic fetal monitor - friend or foe?, State Claims Agency Quarterly Meeting: Focus on Cerebral Palsy, Farmleigh House, Dublin, 5th December 2008, 2008, State Claims Agency, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Smith V, Core Outcomes in Trials, Introduction to the Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials, NUI Galway, 17th April 2015, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED