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Dr. Valerie Smith

Assistant Professor (50%) (School of Nursing & Midwifery)
DOLIER STREET - SCHOOL OF NURSING


 Prioritising key motivators and challenges influencing informal caregivers' decisions for participating in randomised trials
 Reducing caesarean section rates in Ireland: a feasibility study and pilot randomised trial of an evidence based intervention designed to reduce unnecessary caesarean section
 Development of a core set of clinical care provision indicators for non-specialist palliative care in the acute care hospital setting
 Perspectives of Partners of Women who experience Mental Health Issues in the Postnatal Period
 Priority setting in uncertainties in trial methodology

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Member and Teaching Fellow of the HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network Sept 2014 Date
Member of the HRB-Mother and Baby Clinical Trials Network Sept 2014 Date
Member of Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Oct 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 Sept 2010 Date
Church S, Frith L, Balaam MC, Berg M, Smith V, van der Walt C, Downe S, van Teijlingen E., New thinking on improving maternity care: international perspectives , 1, UK, Pinter and Martin, 2017, 9 - 216pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Chapter 3: Core outcomes in maternity care research in, editor(s)Church S, Frith L, Balaam MC, Berg M, Smith V, van der Walt C, Downe S, van Teijlingen E , New thinking on improving maternity care: International perspectives, UK, Pinter and Martin, 2017, pp55 - 72, [Smith V. Begley C, Gross MM, Devane D], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Chapter 10: Technology in childbirth: exploring women's views of fetal monitoring during labour - a systematic review in, editor(s)Church S, Frith L, Balaam MC, Berg M, Smith V, van der Walt C, Downe S, van Teijlingen E. , New thinking on improving maternity care: International perspectives, UK, Pinter and Martin, 2017, pp170 - 193, [Smith V, Begley C, Devane D. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Smith V, Daly D, Lungren I, Eri T, Begley C, Gross MM, Downe S, Alfirevic A, Devane D. , Protocol for the development of a salutogenic intrapartum core outcome set (SIPCOS). , BMC Medical Research Methodology, 17, (61), 2017, p1 - 7, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Dencker A, Smith V, McCann C. Begley C, Midwife-led care in Ireland - A retrospective cohort study, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17, (101), 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Devane D, Lalor JG, Daly S, McGuire W, Cuthbert A, Smith V, Cardiotocography versus intermittent auscultation of fetal heart on admission to labour ward for assessment of fetal wellbeing, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (1), 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Corry M, Smith V, Neenan K, Brabyn S, Telephone interventions, delivered by healthcare professionals, for educating and psychosocially supporting informal caregivers of adults with diagnosed illnesses (Protocol). , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (1), 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Egan A, G Sander, Maresh MJA, Loeken MR, Napoli A, Anastasiou E, Noctor E, de Valk HW, van Poppel M, Todd M, Smith V, Devane D, Dunne FP, A core outcome set for studies evaluating the effectiveness of prepregnancy care for women with pregestational diabetes. , Diabetologia, DOI 10.1007/s00125-0, 2017, p1 - 7, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O'Malley D, Smith V, Daly D, Higgins A. , Help-seeking behaviours of women experiencing sexual health issues at 6 and 12 months after birth. What helped and did not help? , Minding Mothers with Morbidities Conference, , Trinity College Dublin, 8 Nov 2016, 2016, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Maguire R, Smith V, Begley C, Prendergast D. , Power and Authoritative Knowledge: The Second OptiBIRTH Antenatal Class, 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Contemplating the Past, Present and Future, Trinity College Dublin, 9-10 Nov 2016, 2016, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
  

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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, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2015, 1-, 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