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Dr Kylie Porritt

Telephone +61 8 8313 7581
Position Research Fellow
Building WCH - Norwich Centre
Floor/Room 3
Campus Womens & Childrens Hospital
Org Unit Joanna Briggs Institute

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Biography/ Background


I completed a Bachelor of Nursing at Flinders University in 1997. Following this I worked for a number of years in the clinical setting with specific experience and expertise in the field of cardiac nursing.  In 2000 I completed a Graduate Diploma Nursing Science (Cardiac) and in 2003 a Masters of Nursing Science, where I conducted a randomised controlled trial examining the effectiveness of a dressing after CVC removal.  I am committed to the philosophy of evidence-based practice and after a number of years in the clinical setting moved into health care research. While I am interested in both quantitative and qualitative research my specific area of interest lies in the systematic review of evidence. In 2011 I completed my PhD where I undertook a discursive analysis, informed by Foucault, examining the use of qualitative findings as evidence, specifically in relation to their role in systematic reviews.    


Bachelor Nursing (Flinders University)

GradDip NursSc:Cardiac (University of Adelaide)

Master of Science (University of Adelaide)

PhD (University of Adelaide)

Entry last updated: Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017

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