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Nursing and Allied Health

Prof Valerie Fleming

Prof Valerie Fleming

Telephone: 0151 231 4017



Spanish; Castilian


2017, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, JCL
2015, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, MA
2014, Notre Dame, Paris, France, BDiv
1994, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, PhD
1991, Massey University, New Zealand, MA
1988, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, BA

Postgraduate training

Advanced Diploma in Nursing, New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, 1983 - 1983


Journal article

Fleming V, Robb Y. 2019. A critical analysis of articles using a Gadamerian based research method Nursing Inquiry, 26 >DOI

Fleming V, Robb Y. 2019. Potential conflicts in midwifery practice regarding conscientious objection to abortions in Scotland Nursing Ethics, 26 :564-575 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Fleming V, Robb Y. 2019. A critical analysis of articles using a Gadamerian based research method NURSING INQUIRY, 26 >DOI >Link

Mander R, Fleming V, Marshall R. 2018. Maternal Death: Scotland’s Enlightenment International Journal of Childbirth, 8 :70-76 >DOI >Public Url

Mander R, Fleming V, Marshall RK. 2018. Maternal death: Scotland's enlightenment International Journal of Childbirth, 8 :70-76 >DOI

Ramsayer B, Fleming V, Robb Y, Deery R, Cattell T. 2018. Maternal emotions during the first three postnatal months: Gaining an hermeneutic understanding. Women and Birth, >DOI >Link >Public Url

Fleming V, Frith L, Luyben A, Ramsayer B. 2018. Conscientious objection to participation in abortion by midwives and nurses: a systematic review of reasons. BMC Med Ethics, 19 :31-31 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Frank F, Maurer F, Pehlke-Milde J, Fleming V. 2018. Dying at Life's Beginning Gesundheitswesen, 80 :540-544 >DOI

Fleming V, Ramsayer B, Zaksek TS. 2018. Freedom of conscience in Europe? An analysis of three cases of midwives with conscientious objection to abortion JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ETHICS, 44 :104-108 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Balaam M-C, Haith-Cooper M, Parizkova A, Weckend MJ, Fleming V, Roosalu T, Vrzina SS. 2017. A concept analysis of the term migrant women in the context of pregnancy International Journal of Nursing Practice, 23 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Fleming V, Meyer Y, Frank F, van Gogh S, Schirinzi L, Michoud B, de labrusse C. 2017. Giving birth: Expectations of first time mothers in Switzerland at the mid point of pregnancy WOMEN AND BIRTH, 30 :443-449 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Meyer Y, Frank F, Schläppy Muntwyler F, Fleming V, Pehlke-Milde J. 2017. Decision-making in Swiss home-like childbirth: A grounded theory study Women and Birth, 30 :e272-e280 >DOI

Luyben A, Barger M, Avery M, Bharj KK, O'Connell R, Fleming V, Thompson J, Sherratt D. 2017. Exploring global recognition of quality midwifery education: Vision or fiction? Women and Birth, 30 :184-192 >DOI

Loytved CAL, Fleming V. 2016. Naegele's rule revisited Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, 8 :100-101 >DOI

Fleming V, Luyben A. 2016. Establishing a Master's for Europe - A transnational model for higher education Midwifery, 33 :52-54 >DOI

Fleming V, Iljuschin I, Pehlke-Milde J, Maurer F, Parpan F. 2016. Dying at life's beginning: Experiences of parents and health professionals in Switzerland when an 'in utero ' diagnosis incompatible with life is made Midwifery, 34 :23-29 >DOI

Ramsayer B, Fleming V. 2015. Sichtweisen auf die physiologische Geburt Deutsche Hebammenzeitschrift,

Schofield I, Tolson D, Fleming V. 2012. How nurses understand and care for older people with delirium in the acute hospital: A Critical Discourse Analysis Nursing Inquiry, 19 :165-176 >DOI

Martin CH, Fleming V. 2011. The birth satisfaction scale International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 24 :124-135 >DOI

Fleming V, Pehlke-Milde Hebamme J, Davies S, Zaksek T. 2011. Developing and validating scenarios to compare midwives' knowledge and skills with the International Confederation of Midwives' essential competencies in four European countries Midwifery, 27 :854-860 >DOI

Hollins Martin CJ, Fleming V. 2010. A 15-step model for writing a research proposal British Journal of Midwifery, 18 :791-798

Keating A, Fleming VEM. 2009. Midwives' experiences of facilitating normal birth in an obstetric-led unit: a feminist perspective Midwifery, 25 :518-527 >DOI

Ramsayer B, Groß M, Fleming V. 2008. EU-Hebammenstudium mit Masterabschluss Deutsche Hebammenzeitschrift, 4 :35-36

Ramsayer B, Groß M, Fleming V. 2008. Fernstudium in Midwifery Deutsche Hebammenzeitschrift, 4 :30-33

Darbyshire C, Fleming VE. 2008. Mobilizing Foucault: History, subjectivity and autonomous learners in nurse education Nursing Inquiry, 15 :263-269 >DOI

Darbyshire C, Fleming VEM. 2008. Governmentality, student autonomy and nurse education Journal of Advanced Nursing, 62 :172-179 >DOI

Abuidhail J, Fleming V. 2007. Beliefs and practices of postpartum infant care: Review of different cultures British Journal of Midwifery, 15 :418-421 >DOI

Pehlke-Milde J, Beier J, zu Sayn-Wittgenstein PHF, Fleming V. 2006. Vocational analysis of health care professions as a basis for innovative curricular planning. An analysis and prognosis of the development of the professional competencies of midwives - Cornerstones of innovative curricula in tertiary education Nurse Education Today, 26 :183-190 >DOI

Luyben AG, Fleming VEM. 2005. Women's needs from antenatal care in three European countries Midwifery, 21 :212-223 >DOI

Gaidys U, Fleming V. 2005. A discussion of Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics in international nursing research Pflege, 18 :389-395

Fleming V, Tolson D, Schartau E. 2004. Changing perceptions of womanhood: Living with Parkinson's Disease International Journal of Nursing Studies, 41 :515-524 >DOI

Fleming V. 2003. Hysterectomy: A case study of one woman's experience Journal of Advanced Nursing, 44 :575-582 >DOI

Fleming V, Gaidys U, Robb Y. 2003. Hermeneutic research in nursing: Developing a Gadamerian-based research method Nursing Inquiry, 10 :113-120 >DOI

Schartau E, Tolson D, Fleming V. 2003. Parkinson's disease: the effects on womanhood. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 17 :33-39 >DOI

Fleming VEM, Hagen S, Niven C. 2003. Does perineal suturing make a difference? The SUNS trial BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 110 :684-689 >DOI

Fleming V, Poat A, Pender U. 2002. Evidence based midwifery practice in Scottland: A discussion of the problems Zeitschrift fur Arztliche Fortbildung und Qualitatssicherung, 96 :677-681

Tolson D, Fleming V, Schartau E. 2002. Coping with menstruation: Understanding the needs of women with Parkinson's disease Journal of Advanced Nursing, 40 :513-521 >DOI

Fleming V, Poat A, Curzio J, Douglas V, Cheyne H. 2001. Competencies of midwives with single or dual qualifications at the point of registration in Scotland Midwifery, 17 :295-301 >DOI

López Socorro L, Tolson D, Fleming V. 2001. Exploring Spanish emergency nurses' lived experience of the care provided for suddenly bereaved families Journal of Advanced Nursing, 35 :562-570 >DOI

Calvert S, Fleming V. 2000. Minimizing postpartum pain: A review of research pertaining to perineal care in childbearing women Journal of Advanced Nursing, 32 :407-415 >DOI

Kilgour C, Fleming V. 2000. An action research inquiry into a health visitor parenting programme for parents of pre-school children with behaviour problems Journal of Advanced Nursing, 32 :682-688 >DOI

Fleming VEM. 1998. Women and midwives in partnership: A problematic relationship? Journal of Advanced Nursing, 27 :8-14 >DOI

Fleming VEM. 1998. Women-with-midwives-with-women: A model of interdependence Midwifery, 14 :137-143 >DOI

Fleming VEM. 1998. Autonomous or automatons? An exploration through history of the concept of autonomy in midwifery in Scotland and New Zealand Nursing Ethics, 5 :43-51 >DOI

Fleming VEM. 1996. Midwifery in New Zealand: Responding to changing times Health Care for Women International, 17 :343-359 >DOI

Fleming VEM, Moloney JA. 1996. Critical social theory as a grounded process International Journal of Nursing Practice, 2 :118-121 >DOI

Fleming V. 1992. The invisibility of nurses in the workplace. Nursing praxis in New Zealand inc, 7 :2-3

Fleming VEM. 1992. Client education: a futuristic outlook Journal of Advanced Nursing, 17 :158-163 >DOI


Ramsayer B, Robb Y, Fleming V. 2014. Die Gadamer-basierte Forschungsmethode: Chancen und Perspektiven für die qualitative Hebammenforschung 2. Internationale Fachtagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hebammenwissenschaften


Fleming V. 2009. The global midwife Becoming a Midwife :140-153 9780203871416 >DOI

Conference publication

Fleming V, Mander R. 2009. Introduction: Choosing midwifery and being a midwife Becoming a Midwife, :1-10 >DOI