Valerie became a Registered General Nurse in Dublin, Ireland in 1992 and then gained Registration as a Midwife in Wales, UK in 1995. Before coming to Canada in 2005, she practiced in hospitals in the UK, Ireland as well as spending a year teaching and working as a midwife in Uganda. Prior to her move to Canada, she completed a Masters in Health Service Studies as well as a PG Cert in Education. She spent her last 3 years in the UK working as an Instructor in Midwifery Education. Currently, she is the Vancouver Island Lead for the UBC 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.