Valerie started out as a Registered General Nurse in 1992 in Dublin, Ireland. In 1995, she went on to become a Registered Midwife in Wales, UK. Prior to arriving in Canada in 2005, she practiced and taught in various hospitals in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Uganda. She completed a Masters in Health Service Studies and Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and has worked as a Midwifery Instructor in both the UK and Canada. Valerie is currently a tenured Lecturer and the Vancouver Island Cohort Lead for the UBC Midwifery Program.
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Physiology of Normal Childbirth
Publications and Presentations
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.