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Dr. Valerie Smith

Assistant Professor (50%) (Nursing)

 HRB Cochrane Training Fellowship
 Systematic literature review to support the development of a National Clinical Guideline
 Improving the organisation of maternal health service delivery, and optimising childbirth, by increasing vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC) through enhanced women-centred care: The OptiBIRTH Project
 Maternal Health and Maternal Morbidity in Ireland; Phase 2 (MAMMI 2)
 Student midwives attitutudes towards and experiences of the objective strucutured clinical examination (OSCE) as a strategy for assessing clinical competence

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Details Date From Date To
Member of An Bord Altranais 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
Smith V. Begley C. Devane D., Detection and Management of Decreased Fetal Movements in Ireland: A National Survey of Midwives' and Obstetricians' Practices, Midwifery, 30, (1), 2014, p43-49 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Smith V, Daly D, Lundgren I, Eri T, Benstoem C, Devane D., Salutogenically focused outcomes in systematic reviews of intrapartum interventions: a systematic review of systematic reviews., Midwifery, 30, (4), 2014, pe151-6 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Muldoon K, Biesty L, Smith V, 'I found the OSCE very stressful': student midwives' attitudes towards an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)., Nurse education today, 34, (3), 2014, p468-73 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
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, 2014, p1 - 17, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Smith, V., Cochrane corner: Treatments for breast engorgement during lactation, The Practising Midwife, 17, (9), 2014, p42 - 44, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Smith V, Cochrane corner: Education for contraceptive use after childbirth, The Practising Midwife, 17, (7), 2014, p39 - 41, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Smith V, Cochrane corner: Multiple micro-nutrient supplementation for women during pregnancy, The Practising Midwife, 17, (1), 2014, p36 - 38, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Smith V., Cochrane corner: Dietary supplements for preventing postnatal depression, The Practising Midwife, 17, (3), 2014, p40 - 42, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Smith V., Cochrane corner: Massage for promoting mental health in infants under six months, The Practising Midwife, 17, (5), 2014, p42 - 43, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Smith V. Clarke M. Williamson P. Gargon E, Survey of new 2007 and 2011 Cochrane reviews found 37% of pre-specified outcomes not reported, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2014, Journal Article, IN_PRESS

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Valerie Smith, 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