Lisa Porter

Mrs Lisa Porter

Lecturer

School of Allied Health Science and Practice

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Holding a personal interest in social justice and inclusion for people living with disability, led to an opportunity to be part of a research team with Kobie Boshoff, Deanna Gibbs, Rebecca Phillips, and Louise Wiles since 2015, undertaking research that has resulted in five articles being published. 

In 2019 and again in 2021 was an invited guest speaker together with Dr Kobie Boshoff presenting research findings at the University of Adelaide Healthy Development Adelaide Research and Development in Autism Forum: A SA Perspective.     

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Carrera, P., Boshoff, K., Wiles, L., Phillips, R., Gibbs, D., & Porter, L. (2023). Understanding Parents’ Experiences With Mainstream Schooling for Their Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 77(4), 12 pages.
    DOI
    2021 Boshoff, K., Bowen-Salter, H., Gibbs, D., Phillips, R. L., Porter, L., & Wiles, L. (2021). A meta-synthesis of how parents of children with autism describe their experience of accessing and using routine healthcare services for their children. Health and Social Care in the Community, 29(6), 1668-1682.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS9 Europe PMC4
    2019 Boshoff, K., Gibbs, D., Phillips, R. L., Wiles, L., & Porter, L. (2019). A meta-synthesis of how parents of children with autism describe their experience of advocating for their children during the process of diagnosis. Health and Social Care in the Community, 27(4), e143-e157.
    DOI Scopus36 WoS36 Europe PMC12
    2018 Boshoff, K., Gibbs, D., Phillips, R. L., Wiles, L., & Porter, L. (2018). Parents' voices: “Our process of advocating for our child with autism.” A meta-synthesis of parents' perspectives. Child: Care, Health and Development, 44(1), 147-160.
    DOI Scopus34 WoS26 Europe PMC5
    2016 Boshoff, K., Gibbs, D., Phillips, R. L., Wiles, L., & Porter, L. (2016). Parents' voices: ‘why and how we advocate’. A meta-synthesis of parents' experiences of advocating for their child with autism spectrum disorder. Child: Care, Health and Development, 42(6), 784-797.
    DOI Scopus58 WoS54 Europe PMC20

2016 - 2023 University of South Australia - Occupational Therapy program - teaching Individual & Society, Primary health Care Approaches and supervising Participatory Community Practice projects in both undergraduate and post graduate programs.

2017 - 2018 University of South Australia - developed and facilitated a student-led placement service in collaboration with Department for Education and Modbury Special School, supervising fourth year undergraduate Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy students.  The placement focused on working with young people with disabilities, their families, and the NDIS, in assisting their transition from the school setting to post school life. 

2020-2021 University of South Australia in Port Lincoln working as an academic with the Department of Rural Health.  Focused on increasing allied health student placements and supporting allied health workforce through the delivery of training opportunities and professional development.   

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133891
  • Email: lisa.porter@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering and Maths. Sciences, floor Fourth Floor
  • Room: 418
  • Org Unit: Occupational Therapy

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