Prof Valerie Smith
Position: Professor in Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin

Valerie is a Professor in Midwifery at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, and a registered General Nurse, Midwife and Clinical Nurse Teacher. Valerie’s research interests extend to all areas of maternity care and healthcare research methods, with specific topic expertise in the areas of assessing fetal wellbeing (fetal heart rate monitoring and fetal movements), preterm birth and intrapartum care. Valerie’s areas of methodological research expertise include systematic reviews, randomised trials and survey research, and she has experience in qualitative research methods. Valerie is a Cochrane Ireland systematic review trainer and a member of two Health Research Board Clinical Trial Networks (Trials Methodology Research Network, Mother and Baby Clinical Trials Network).

 

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