Clinical Assistant Professor

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.

Cardiff University, Wales, UK, RM Dip
Adelaide Hospital, Dubin, Ireland, RN
University of Leeds, UK, MA
University of Hull, UK, PgCert Education
MIDW 350 Inter-professional Placement
MIDW 405 Advanced Topics in Midwifery Theory and Practice
Professional Affiliations
College of Midwives of British Columbia
College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
Victoria Birth Centre Committee (part of Victoria Health Cooperative)
Research Interests

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Physiology of Normal Childbirth

Publications and Presentations

Peer-reviewed publications

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.