Valerie Simmons received her certificate from the Adelaide Hospital in Dublin, Ireland to become a Registered General Nurse in 1992. In 1995 she began her journey as a midwife receiving her diploma from the Welsh National Board of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Visiting in the UK. Before coming to Canada in 2005, she practiced midwifery in hospitals in the UK and Ireland. She began her career with UBC in 2008 as a Sessional Instructor, and continues her midwifery educator role as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Midwifery Program.
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Physiology of Normal Childbirth
2003 Simmons V (2003). Exploring inconsistent advice & practice: Part 3. British Journal of Midwifery, 11(9): 564-67.
2002 Simmons V (2002). Exploring inconsistent breastfeeding advice: 2. British Journal of Midwifery, 10(10): 616-19.
2002 Simmons V (2002). Exploring inconsistent breastfeeding advice: 1. British Journal of Midwifery, 10(5): 297-301.
2000 Simmons V (2000). The situation in Uganda. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 10(1): 21-23.