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Dr Kylie Porritt

Kylie Porritt
Research Fellow
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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.

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Dr Kylie Porritt

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.

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

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

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

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Lockwood, C., Stannard, D., Munn, Z., Porritt, K., Carrier, J., Rittenmeyer, L., . . . Salmond, S. (2018). The patient/significant other experience of physical restraint in acute care settings: a qualitative systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 16(3), 622-627.
DOI
2018 Lockwood, C., Stannard, D., Munn, Z., Porritt, K., Carrier, J., Rittenmeyer, L., . . . Salmond, S. (2018). Experiences and perceptions of physical restraint policies and practices by health professionals in the acute care sector: a qualitative systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 16(5), 1103-1108.
DOI
2018 Martin, K., Porritt, K., & Aromataris, E. (2018). Effectiveness of interventions to control screen use and children's sleep, cognitive and behavioral outcomes: a systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 16(6), 1338-1345.
DOI
2018 Stern, C., Munn, Z., Porritt, K., Lockwood, C., Peters, M., Bellman, S., . . . Jordan, Z. (2018). An International Educational Training Course for Conducting Systematic Reviews in Health Care: The Joanna Briggs Institute's Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.
DOI
2018 Porritt, K. (2018). The Effects of Lateral Positioning in Critically Ill Adults. American Journal of Nursing, 118(1), 66.
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2018 Munn, Z., Stern, C., Porritt, K., Lockwood, C., Aromataris, E., & Jordan, Z. (2018). Evidence transfer: Ensuring end users are aware of, have access to, and understand the evidence. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 16(2), 83-89.
DOI
2017 Gaffey, A., Slater, H., Porritt, K., & Campbell, J. (2017). The effects of curcuminoids on musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15(2), 486-516.
DOI Scopus1
2017 Fawcett, R., Porritt, K., Campbell, J., & Carson, K. (2017). Experiences of parents and carers in managing asthma in children: A qualitative systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15(3), 657-665.
DOI
2017 Weckert, C., Stern, C., & Porritt, K. (2017). Experiences and expectations of return-to-work programs for nurses and midwives who have acquired a musculoskeletal disorder in the workplace: A qualitative systemic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15(5), 1280-1287.
DOI
2016 Lisy, K., & Porritt, K. (2016). Narrative synthesis: considerations and challenges. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 14(4), 201.
DOI
2016 Lisy, K., & Porritt, K. (2016). Narrative synthesis: considerations and challenges. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 14(4), 201.
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2016 Morkunas, B., Porritt, K., & Stephenson, M. (2016). 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 protocol of qualitative evidence.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14(1), 99-107.
DOI Europe PMC1
2016 Morkunas, B., Porritt, K., & Stephenson, M. (2016). Experiences of mental health professionals and patients in the use of pro re nata medication in acute adult mental healthcare settings: a systematic review. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14(10), 209-250.
DOI
2015 Lockwood, C., Munn, Z., & Porritt, K. (2015). Qualitative research synthesis: Methodological guidance for systematic reviewers utilizing meta-aggregation. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 13(3), 179-187.
DOI Scopus34 Europe PMC12
2015 Morkunas, B., Porritt, K., & Stephenson, M. (2015). Retraction notice: The experiences of mental health professionals' and patients' use of pro re nata (PRN) medication in acute adult mental health care settings: a systematic review protocol of qualitative evidence.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13(7), 2494.
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2015 Gaffey, A., Campbell, J., Porritt, K., & Slater, H. (2015). The effects of curcumin on musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13(2), 59-73.
DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
2015 McMillan, M., Porritt, K., Kralik, D., Costi, L., & Marshall, H. (2015). Influenza vaccination during pregnancy: a systematic review of fetal death, spontaneous abortion, and congenital malformation safety outcomes. Vaccine, 33(18), 2108-2117.
DOI Scopus47 WoS41 Europe PMC28
2015 Khalil, H., Chambers, H., Munn, Z., & Porritt, K. (2015). Improving chronic diseases management through the development of an evidence-based resource. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 12(3), 139-144.
DOI
2014 Porritt, K. (2014). Greatness and quiet determination: tribute to Professor Alan Pearson. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 20(6), 561.
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2014 Morkunas, B., Porritt, K., & Stephenson, M. (2014). The experiences of mental health professionals' and patients' use of pro re nata (PRN) medication in acute adult mental health care settings: a systematic review protocol of qualitative evidence. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(7), 164-172.
DOI
2014 Porritt, K., Gomersall, J., & Lockwood, C. (2014). JBI's systematic reviews: Study selection and critical appraisal. American Journal of Nursing, 114(6), 47-52.
DOI Scopus14 WoS12 Europe PMC11
2014 Walker, M., Kralik, D., & Porritt, K. (2014). Fasciotomy wounds associated with acute compartment syndrome: A systematic review of effective treatment. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(1), 101-175.
DOI
2014 Munn, Z., Porritt, K., Lockwood, C., Aromataris, E., & Pearson, A. (2014). Establishing confidence in the output of qualitative research synthesis: the ConQual approach. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 14(1), 108-1-108-7.
DOI Scopus33 WoS21 Europe PMC11
2014 McMillan, M., Kralik, D., Porritt, K., & Marshall, H. (2014). Influenza vaccination during pregnancy: A systematic review of effectiveness and safety. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(6), 281-381.
DOI Scopus4
2012 McMillan, M., Kralik, D., Porritt, K., & Marshall, H. (2012). Influenza vaccination during pregnancy: A systematic review of effectiveness and adverse effects. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 10(56 Suppl), S216-S226.
Scopus1
2012 Isam, C., Kralik, D., & Porritt, K. (2012). Patient-clinician satisfaction with shared decision making: a comprehensive systematic review protocol.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 10(14 Suppl), 1-15.
DOI
2007 Pearson, A., Srivastava, R., Craig, D., Tucker, D., Grinspun, D., Bajnok, I., . . . Gyi, A. (2007). Systematic review on embracing cultural diversity for developing and sustaining a healthy work environment in healthcare. JBI Reports, 5(1), 54-91.
DOI Europe PMC10
2006 Pearson, A., O'Brien Pallas, L., Thomson, D., Doucette, E., Tucker, D., Wiechula, R., . . . Jordan, Z. (2006). Systematic review of evidence on the impact of nursing workload and staffing on establishing healthy work environments. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 4(4), 337-384.
DOI Europe PMC19
2006 Pearson, A., Porritt, K., Vincent, L., Craig, D., Tucker, D., Long, L., & Henstridge, V. (2006). A comprehensive systematic review of evidence on the structure, process, characteristics and composition of a nursing team that fosters a healthy work environment. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 4(2), 118-159.
DOI Europe PMC15
2006 Pearson, A., Porritt, K., Doran, D., Vincent, L., Craig, D., Tucker, D., & Long, L. (2006). A systematic review of evidence on the professional practice of the nurse and developing and sustaining a healthy work environment in healthcare. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 4(3), 221-261.
DOI Europe PMC3
2004 Jordan, Z., & Porritt, K. (2004). Evidence-based health information provision: development of an online consumer 'request for information' service. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 4(4), 237-240.
DOI
2004 Pearson, A., Laschinger, H., Porritt, K., Jordan, Z., Tucker, D., & Long, L. (2004). A comprehensive systematic review of evidence on developing and sustaining nursing leadership that fosters a healthy work environment in health care. Health Care Reports, 2(7), 145-208.

Books

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2016 Porritt, K. A. (2016). Nursing care of an individual: cardiovascular and respiratory. In G. Koutoukidis, & K. Stainton (Eds.), Tabbner's Nursing Care Theory and Practice (7 ed., pp. 636-733). Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier Health Sciences.
2012 Porritt, K. A. (2012). Chapter 23: Oxygenation. In G. Koutoukidis, & K. Stainton (Eds.), Tabbner's Nursing Care Theory and Practice. Elsevier Health Sciences.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Munn, Z. R., McArthur, A., Porritt, K., & Stern, C. (2017). Facilitating the implementation of evidence through a structured programme: the Joanna Briggs Institute Clinical Fellowship programme. Poster session presented at the meeting of Global Evidence Summit. Cape Town, South Africa.
2017 Lockwood, C., Munn, Z. R., Stannard, D., Salmond, S., Bjerrum, M., Carrier, J., & Porritt, K. (2017). Qualitative synthesis with meta-aggregation: A practicum. Poster session presented at the meeting of Global Evidence Summit. Cape Town, South Africa.
2016 Stern, C. J., Munn, Z., & Porritt, K. (2016). The JBI Transfer Science Scholarly Framework. Poster session presented at the meeting of JBI 20th Anniversary Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
2016 Stern, C. J., Munn, Z., & Porritt, K. (2016). The JBI Transfer Science Scholarly Framework. Poster session presented at the meeting of 5th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation: Embedding research into health care: Buidling a culture of quality. Melbourne, Australia.
2016 Munn, Z. R., Lockwood, C., Porritt, K., Aromataris, E., & Jordan, Z. (2016). Meta-aggregation as a method to synthesise qualitative evidence: history and development. Poster session presented at the meeting of Cochrane Colloquium. Seoul, South Korea.
2015 Khalil, H., Chambers, H., Munn, Z. R., & Porritt, K. (2015). The development of an evidence based chronic diseases management resource for health practitioners to use at the point of care. Poster session presented at the meeting of Cochrane Colloquium. Vienna, Austria.
2013 Munn, Z. R., Porritt, K., Aromataris, E., & Lockwood, C. (2013). Levels of Evidence, Grades of Recommendation and the GRADE Approach. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Joanna Briggs Institute International Convention 2013. Adelaide, Australia.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2017 Porritt, K. A., Dias, M. M., Giles, K., Moola, S., McArthur, A. L., Munn, Z. R., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). What is the clinical value of CMR in addition to prior tests in patients or family members in whom echocardiography suggests increased LV wall thickness, and HCM or RCM is suspected, and further diagnostic clarification is required?.
2017 Dias, M. M., Porritt, K. A., Lizarondo, L., Moola, S., Munn, Z. R., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). What is the clinical value of CMR in addition to prior tests in patients in whom echocardiography suggests DCM and further diagnostic clarification is required?.
2017 Porritt, K. A., Tufanaru, C., Munn, Z. R., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). What is the clinical value of genetic testing in addition to prior tests in patients in whom echocardiography suggests DCM, and further patient characterisation is required?.
2017 Moola, S., Porritt, K. A., Radisic, G., Munn, Z. R., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). What evidence is there that treating patients who have received/are receiving chemotherapy associated with cardiotoxicity with ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists, beta blockers, statins and/or antihypertensive therapy improves clinical outcomes?.
2017 Porritt, K. A., Moola, S., Tufanaru, C., Munn, Z. R., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). What evidence is there that treating patients with heart failure with nutraceuticals improves or worsens outcomes?.
2013 Stephenson, M., Porritt, K., Riitano, D., & Aromataris, E. C. (2013). Alcohol cultural change: a literature review.

Theses

Year Citation
2014 McMillan, M. (2014). Influenza vaccination during pregnancy: a systematic review of effectiveness and safety.. (Master's Thesis).

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. 

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Principal Supervisor Patient, parent/carer and healthcare professional experience of medication adherence in children and adolescents with asthma Master of Clinical Science Master Full 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

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
Campus
Womens & Childrens Hospital
Building
WCH - Norwich Centre, floor 3
Org Unit
Joanna Briggs Institute

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