Dr Tracey Valler

Dr Tracey Valler

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Senior Lecturer. Lead for Child Field of Practice
Deputy Programme Director MNurs Programmes and Lead for Children’s Nursing

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Medical School
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Tracey Valler is a senior lecturer in Child Health within the Institute of Clinical Sciences. She has a keen interest in teaching clinical skills and simulation.


  • MEd, Learning and Teaching
  • PGCE
  • BSc (Hons) in Clinical Nursing
  • EdD, Learning and Learning Context


Dr Tracey Valler qualified as a nurse in Adult Health in 1987 and worked in the Worcester Acute Trust. She gained her Intensive Care for Adults in 1991 and then joined the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in 1992. Whilst there she studied for and gained a BSc in Clinical Nursing and her RN in Child Health. In 2000 she entered Higher Education and has taught on a variety of undergraduate and post graduate courses within nursing, paramedics, medicine and sports therapy. She joined the University of Birmingham in Sept 2013 and completed her doctorate in Education in 2021.



The effects of peer led simulation on the confidence levels of student nurses.

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Working within the Wellcome Trust within the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.


Maddex, S. and Valler-Jones, T. (2014) "Assessing Physical Health and Responding to Sudden Deterioration" In Baillie, L. (ed.) Developing practical nursing skills / edited by Lesley Baillie Fourth edition. ed. Boca Raton: Boca RatoCRC Press. pp. 507-560.

Valler-Jones, T. (2014) The impact of peer-led simulations on student nurses. British Journal of Nursing, 23 (6): 321-326.

Meechan, R., Jones, H. and Valler-Jones, T. (2011) Do medicines OSCEs improve drug administration ability? British Journal of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 20 (13): 817.

Meechan, R., Jones, H. and Valler-Jones, T. (2011) Students' perspectives on their skills acquisition and confidence. British Journal of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 20 (7): 445.

Valler-Jones, T., Meechan, R. and Jones, H. (2011) Simulated practice--a panacea for health education? British Journal of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 20 (10): 628

Valler-Jones, T., and Shinnick, A. (2005) Holding children for invasive procedures: preparing student nurses. Paediatric Nursing, 17 (5): 20-22.

Valler-Jones, T. and Wedgbury, K. (2005) Measuring blood pressure using the mercury sphygmomanometer. British Journal of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 14 (3): 145. 

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