A South Australian woman found to be a member of the Islamic State terror group became socially isolated and was groomed over the internet, a court has heard.
Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif, 23, appeared in the Supreme Court after she was convicted of membership of a terrorist organisation in the state's first terrorism trial.
Dr Loraine Lim, a forensic psychologist, told the court Abdirahman-Khalif dropped out of university, became disconnected from her peers and turned to the internet as her only social outlet.
"She had been the victim of grooming by some of her online peers," she said on Tuesday.
During the September trial, jurors heard Abdirahman-Khalif had been communicating online with three young women and knew about their deadly terror attack on a police station in Kenya before it occurred.
The former nursing student was stopped by police at Adelaide Airport after she tried to board a plane to Istanbul in July 2016.
Carrying only hand luggage and less than $200 in cash, she told officers she intended to work for an aid organisation and expected her living expenses and the cost of a flight home would be covered.
Abdirahman-Khalif was later released, but arrested at the Port Adelaide TAFE SA campus in May 2017, following a year-long investigation.
Her lawyer, Bill Boucaut SC, said on Tuesday she does not understand the legal concept of membership and does not see herself as a member of Islamic State.
Despite the guilty verdict against her, Abdirahman-Khalif maintains she was travelling overseas for humanitarian reasons.
Mr Boucaut said her one-way ticket to Turkey and plan to contact IS does not make her a terrorist.
"Other than that, it was not suggested in any way, shape or form that she was going to engage in acts of violent terrorism," he said.
"There is a distinction to be drawn between a terrorist and someone who legally fits the definition of a member of a terrorist organisation."
Mr Boucaut said Abdirahman-Khalif had been subject to abuse during her 18 months in custody, had few friends and "virtually no religious support".
He called for a sentence that would see her released from prison in "the near future", and said she would not give evidence in the sentencing process.
Justice David Peek will hand down his sentence at a later date.