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Prof. Valerie Smith

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) and intrapartum care. Valerie’s areas of methodological research expertise include systematic reviews, randomised trials, core outcome set development and survey research, and she has experience in qualitative research methods. Valerie is a senior Cochrane Ireland systematic review trainer, a member of the Executive Committee of the HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network, a member of the Steering Committee of Evidence Synthesis Ireland and was a member of a previous EU COST Action (ISO907) Childbirth Cultures, Concerns and Consequences, Creating a Dynamic EU Framework for Optimal Maternity Care).