Kylie Porritt

Dr Kylie Porritt

Research Fellow

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Kylie Porritt is a Senior Research Fellow for the Implementation Science program of the Joanna Briggs Institute. She has been an active contributor to the field of evidence based health care for over a decade. In her current role she is the Program Manager of the Implementation Science team, Academic lead for the Cardiovascular Care specialty and the Emergency and Trauma specialty and chair of the Implementation Science Methods Group.

Dr Kylie Porritt is an experienced, published researcher having been involved in the conduct of multiple systematic reviews and various health related research projects. She has a particular interest in developing methodology for the synthesis of qualitative evidence.

Dr Kylie Porritt currently supervisor's Masters and PhD students’. She is the Receiving Editor for the International Journal of Nursing Practice and an active, contributing member to various methodology and evidence based practice committees.

Dr Kylie Porritt has a long standing interest in evidence-based health and improving clinical and patient outcomes through the implementation of evidence-based practice. She has played a pivotal in the development of qualitative findings as evidence for practice and was strategically involved in the development of the methodology for synthesising qualitative research findings, commonly referred to as meta-aggregation. She was also involved in the development of ConQual, an approach to establish confidence in the findings of meta-aggregative qualitative synthesis. Both approaches are adopted by the Joanna Briggs Institute. 

She has been involved in a variety of research projects investigating: 

  • Evidence-based healthcare
  • Systematic review methodology
  • Grading and evaluating evidence and developing recommendations
  • Evidence implementation
  • Evidence transfer and knowledge translation
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 Senior Research Fellow Joanna Briggs Institute
    2014 - 2015 Acting Editor International Journal of Nursing Practice
    2011 Receiving Editor International Journal of Nursing Practice
    2011 - 2018 Research Fellow Univeristy of Adelaide
    2006 - 2010 Full time PhD Candidate The University of Adelaide
    2003 - 2005 Senior Project Officer Joanna Briggs Institute
    1998 - 2003 Registered Nurse Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    The University of Adelaide Australia Master of Nursing Science
    The University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma Nursing Science
    Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Nursing
  • Research Interests

2017       Evidence appraisal to inform guidelines for the management of heart failure. Heart Foundation ($115,000); Associate Investigator

2017       Evidence appraisal to inform guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation. Heart Foundation ($96,800); Associate Investigator

2016       The University of Adelaide, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences e-Learning Grant, “Developing engaging resources for the e-learning environment” ($5,000); Chief Investigator

2013       VIC Health, Alcohol Cultural Change: A Literature Review ($10,000); Associate Investigator           

2012       VIC Health, Effectiveness of smoking cessation and prevention strategies to reduce social disparities: a rapid review ($21, 450); Associate Investigator

2012       Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN), Development and update of six standards, a nursing role and guideline ($18,700); Associate Investigator

2004       Department of Health, South Australia, ‘Key Learnings from the National Palliative Care Program’ ($80,000); Associate Investigator

2004       Department of Health, South Australia, ‘Best Practice Models in Mental Health Nursing Education and Training’ - ($85,000); Associate Investigator

2003/4   Health Canada and Department of Health, South Australia, ‘Healthy Work Environment Study’ - ($182,000); Associate Investigator

Dr Kylie Porritt is the Course Coordinator for the Master of Public Health, Evidence-based Healthcare Specialisation, University of Adelaide. 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Clinical Utility of Priocalcitonin in Paediatric Osteo-Articular Infections Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Dr Brett Kingsley Ritchie
    2018 Principal Supervisor Patient, parent/carer and healthcare professional experience of medication adherence in children and adolescents with asthma Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mr Corey Cal Borg
    2017 Co-Supervisor Effectiveness of interventions to reduce screen time in children Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Ms Katie Bianca Martin
    2017 Principal Supervisor Nurses experiences caring for prisoners with dementia, and development of a framework for early identification and best practice management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Sherryl Ann Gaston
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2016 Principal Supervisor The Experiences of Mental Health Professionals and Patients in the use of Pro Re Nata Medication in Acute Adult Mental Health Care Settings: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Evidence Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mrs Bernadette Morkunas
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor The Effects of Curcuminoids on Musculoskeletal Pain: A Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mr Andrew Benedict Gaffey
    2012 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Influenza vaccination during pregnancy: A systematic review of effectiveness and safety Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mr Mark McMillan
    2012 - 2015 Principal Supervisor The Experience and Effectiveness of Nurse Practitioners in Orthopaedic Settings: A Comprehensive Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Ms Anita Carol Taylor
    2011 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Fasciotomy Wounds Associated with Acute Compartment Syndrome - A Systematic Review of Effective Management Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Ms Margaret Livingstone Walker
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Chair Implementation Science Methods Group Joanna Briggs Institute Australia
    2017 - ongoing Board Member Qualitative Synthesis Group Joanna Briggs institute Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member GRADE Working Party
    2011 - ongoing Member JBI Qualitative Methods Group
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2010 - ongoing Member Cochrane Nursing Care Field
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2011 - ongoing Associate Editor International Journal of Nursing Practice
  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83137581
  • Email: kylie.porritt@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Womens & Childrens Hospital
  • Building: WCH - Norwich Centre, floor 3
  • Org Unit: Joanna Briggs Institute

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