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Dr. Valerie Smith

Assistant Professor (50%) (Nursing)

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
Fetal Movement Counting in Pregnancy for Assessing Fetal Wellbeing
Fetal cardiotocography versus intermittent auscultation during labour ward admission: A randomised controlled trial and qualitative follow-up: The ADCAR Trial

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Member of An Bord Altranais 1998 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
Cecily Begley, Valerie Smith, Agnes Higgins, Declan Devane, Mike Clarke, and Michael Turner, Maternal health and Maternal Morbidity in Ireland: Phase 2 (MAMMI 2), Health Research Board, 2015, Report, PUBLISHED
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  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
O'Sullivan, A., Boyd, B., O'Shaughnessy, M., MacIntyre, A., Begley, C, Evaluation of the introduction of a postnatal ward liaison neonatal nurse, Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 2014, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Smith V. Muldoon K. Biesty L., Student midwives' attitudes towards the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) as a strategy for assessing clinical competence, 4th International Nursing & Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery, NUI Galway, 15th & 16th April, 2013, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Muldoon K. Biesty L. Smith V., 'I found the OSCE very stressful': Student midwives' attitudes towards an objective strucutured clinical examination, Nurse Education Today, 2013, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Smith V., Information for pregnant women about caesarean birth, The Practising Midwife, 16, (4), 2013, p40-42 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Malley D, Smith V, Altered sexual health after childbirth: Part I, The Practising Midwife, 16, (1), 2013, p30-2 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O'Malley D & Smith V, Altered sexual health after childbirth: Part II, The Practising Midwife, 16, (2), 2013, p26 - 28, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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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