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Dr Rebecca Monk

Associate Head of Department (Research)

Psychology

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Biography

Dr Rebecca Monk is a Reader in Psychology at Edge Hill University. Her main research interests relate to social health psychology and her work investigates the various ways in which social and environmental contexts shape people’s alcohol-related cognitions and behaviours. In addition to using traditional survey and experimental research designs, her methodological repertoire encompasses context aware experience sampling methods hosted on Smartphone applications.

 

Publications

Ford, B., Monk, R., Litchfield, D., Qureshi, A. (In Press). Manipulating avatar age and gender in level-2 visual perspective taking. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Xu, T., Xie, J., Wang, F., Monk, R.L., Gaskin, J., Wang, J. (In Press).  The Impact of Weibo Features on User’s Information Comprehension: The Mediating Role of Cognitive Load. Social Science Computer Review.

Tovmasyan, A., Monk, R.L., Eastwood, J., Sawicka, I., & Heim, D. (in Press). Thinking and drinking: Associations between momentary thoughts and alcohol consumption during COVID-19 lockdown. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy.

Tovmasyan, A., Monk, R.L., Sawicka, I., & Heim, D.  (2022). Positive but not negative affect is associated with increased daily drinking likelihood in non-clinical populations: systematic review and meta-analyses. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

Pennington, C.R., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., Kulkarni, R., Li, W., Li, J. & Heim, D. (2022). Dark Nudges: Branding Magnifies the Decoy Effect in Alcohol Purchasing Decisions. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Erskine-Shaw, M., Monk, R;L., Qureshi, A.W., Richardson, M., Pearson, L., & Heim, D., (2022). The Shuffleboard Game: Effects of social drinking on mood and risky behaviour Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice.

Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A., Wernham, G., & Heim, D. (2022). Does the smell of alcohol make it harder to resist? The impact of olfactory cues on inhibitory control and attentional bias. Psychopharmacology.

Tovmasyan, A., Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A., Bunting, B., & Heim, D. (2022). Affect and Alcohol Consumption: An Ecological Momentary Assessment study during national lockdown. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology (APA). Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pha0000555

Tovmasyan, A., Monk, R., Heim, D. (2022). Towards an affect intensity regulation hypothesis: A systematic review and meta-analyses of the relationship between affective states and alcohol consumption. PLoS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0262670

Cook, M., Labhart, F., Monk, R.L., Kuntsche, S., Heim, D., Qureshi, A., & Kuntsche, E. (2021). Validation of the revised Alcohol Expectancy Task [rAET]. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.

McNeill, A., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A., & Heim, D. (2021). Intoxication without anticipation: Disentangling pharmacological from expected effects of alcohol. Journal of Psychopharmacology.

McNeill, A. M., Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A. W., Makris, S., Cazzato, V., & Heim, D.(2021). Elevated ad libitum alcohol consumption following continuous theta burst stimulation to the left-dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is partially mediated by changes in craving. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioural Neuroscience.

Robertson, N., Qureshi, A.W. & Monk R.L. (2021). The Relationship between Autistic Characteristics, Social Engagement and Executive Function in a typical sample. Advances in Autism. doi: 10.1108/AIA-10-2020-0058.

Monk, R.L., Leather, J, Qureshi, A.W., Cook, M., Labhart, F., Kuntsche, E., & Heim, D (2021). Assessing alcohol-related beliefs using pictographic representations: A systematic approach to the development and validation of the revised Alcohol Expectancy Task. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy.

McNeill, A.M., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., Litchfield, D., & Heim, D., (2021). The effects of placebo and moderate dose alcohol on attentional bias, inhibitory control and subjective craving. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 56, 763–770. DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agab011.

Xie, J. Q., Rost, D. H., Wang, F. X., Wang, J. L., & Monk, R. L. (2021). The association between excessive social media use and distraction: An eye movement tracking study. Information & Management58(2), 103415.

Ransom, H., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., & Heim, D. (2021). Life After Social Death: Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Identity Transition and Recovery. Pastoral Psychology, 70, 53-69. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-020-01156-8 

Ransom, H., Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2021). Grieving the Living: The Social Death of Former Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Journal of Religion and Health. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11089-020-00935-0.

Heim, D., Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A. W. (2021). An examination of the extent to which drinking motives and problem alcohol consumption vary as a function of deprivation, gender and age. Drug and Alcohol Review, 40, 817-825. https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.1322 .

Monk, R.L., Colbert, L., Darker, G., Cowling, J., Jones, B. & Qureshi, A.W. (2021). Emotion and Liking: How director emotional expression and (dis)liking may impact adults’ ability to follow the instructions of an ignorant speaker. Psychological Research. 85, 2755-2768. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-020-01441-x

Wang, J. L., Rost, D. H., Qiao, R. J., & Monk, R. (2020). Academic Stress and Smartphone Dependence among Chinese Adolescents: A Moderated Mediation Model. Children and Youth Services Review, 105029.

Qureshi, A.W., Bretherton, L., Marsh, B., & Monk, R.L. (2020). Stimulation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex impacts conflict resolution in Level-1 visual perspective taking’. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioural Neuroscience, 27, 178-190.

Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., & Heim, D (2020). An examination of the extent to which mood and context are associated with real-time alcohol consumption. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 208, 107880.

Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., Lee, S., Darcy, N., Darker, G. & Heim, D. (2020). Can Beauty Be-er Ignored? A pre-registered implicit examination of the beer googles effect. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

Qureshi, A.W., Monk, R.L., Samson, D., &. Apperly, I.A. (2019). Does interference between self and other perspectives in Theory of Mind Tasks reflect a common underlying process? Evidence from individual differences in theory of mind and inhibitory control. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Pennington, C.R., Qureshi, A.W., Monk, R.L., Greenwood, K., & Heim, D. (2019). Beer? Over here! Examining attentional bias towards alcoholic and appetitive stimuli in a visual search eye-tracking task”. Psychopharmacology. doi:10.1007/s00213-019-05313-0.

*Coverage of this work featured widely in national and international radio and media, including BBC Breakfast, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Star (front page), The Daily Mail, Forbes, The Daily Express GQ, *

Pennington, C.R., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., & Heim, D. (2019). Alcohol Belongs Here: Assessing Alcohol-related Inhibitory Control with a Contextual Go/No-Go Task. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology (APA). doi:10.1037/pha0000256

Qureshi, A.W., Monk, R.L., Pennington, C.R., Wilcockson, T.D.W. & Heim, D. (2019). Alcohol-related attentional bias in a gaze contingency task: Comparing appetitive and non-appetitive cues, Addictive Behaviors, 90, 312-317.

McNeill, A. M., Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A. W., Makris, S., & Heim, D. (2018). Continuous theta burst transcranial magnetic stimulation of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex impairs inhibitory control and increases alcohol consumption. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 18,1198-1206.

Qureshi, A.W., Monk, R.L., Pennington, C.R., Li, X., Leatherbarrow, T., & Oulton, J.R. (2018). Visual and auditory contextual cues differentially influence alcohol-related inhibitory control. Adicciones.

Murphy, P.N., Mohammed, F., Wareing, M., Cotton, C., McNeill, J., Irving, P., Jones, S., Sharples, L., Monk, R.L., & Elton, P. (2018). High drug related mortality rates following prison release: Assessing the acceptance likelihood of a naltrexone injection and related concerns. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 92, 90-98.

Qureshi, A. W. & Monk, R. L. (2018). Executive function underlies both perspective selection and calculation in Level-1 visual perspective-taking. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25, 1526–1534.

Zhou, J., Heim, D., Levy, A., Monk. R.L., & Pollard, P. (2018). Allocating under the influence: Alcohol intoxication increases in-group favouritism among high identifiers. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology (APA), 26, 268-277.

Kaye, L. K., Monk, R.L., Wall, H.J., Hamlin, I., & Qureshi, A.W. (2018). The effect of real-time flow and context on in-vivo positive mood in digital gaming. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 110, 45-52.

Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A.W., McNeill, A., Erskine-Shaw, M., & Heim, D. (2017). Perfect for a Gin and Tonic: How context drives consumption within a modified bogus taste test. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 53, 228-234.

Erskine-Shaw, M., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A., & Heim, D. (2017). The influence of groups and Alcohol on individual risk taking. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 180, 26-32.

Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A., Pennington, C.R., & Hamlin, I. (2017). Generalised inhibitory impairment to appetitive cues: From alcoholic to non-alcoholic visual stimuli. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 180, 26-32.

Qureshi. A.W., Monk, R.L., Pennington, C.R., Li, X., & Leatherbarrow, T. (2017). Context and alcohol consumption behaviours affect inhibitory control. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 47, 625–633.

Monk, R.L., Westwood, J., Heim, D., & Qureshi, A.W. (2017). The effect of Pictorial Content on Attention Levels and Alcohol-Related Beliefs: An Eye-Tracking Study. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 47, 158–164.

Heim, D., & Monk, R.L. (2017). Commentary on Thrul et al (2017): A welcome step towards a more context-aware addiction science. Addiction, 112, 440–441.

Melson, J., Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2016). Self-other Differences in Student Drinking Norms Research: The Role of Impression Management, Self-deception and Measurement Methodology. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40, 2639–2647.

Monk, R.L., Pennington, C.R., Campbell, C., Price, A., & Heim, D. (2016). Implicit alcohol-related expectancies and the effect of context. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77, 819–827.

Monk, R.L., Sunley, J., Qureshi, A.W., & Heim, D. (2016). Smells like inhibition: The effects of olfactory and visual alcohol cues on inhibitory control. Psychopharmacology, 233, 1331-1337.

*Coverage of this work featured widely in national and international media, including The Daily mail and Time Magazine*

Pennington, C. R., Qureshi, A., Monk, R. L., & Heim, D. (2016). The effects of stereotype threat and contextual cues on alcohol users’ inhibitory control. Addictive Behaviors54, 12-17.

Pennington, C. R., Campbell, C., Monk, R. L., & Heim, D. (2016). The malleability of stigmatizing attitudes: Combining imagined social contact with implicit attitude feedback. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 19, 175-195. 

Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A. W., Leatherbarrow, T. & Hughes, A. (2016). The Decoy Effect within Alcohol Purchasing Decisions. Substance Use and Misuse, 51, 1353-1362.

Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2016). Alcohol-related expectancies in adults and adolescents: Similarities and disparities. Adicciones, 26, 35-40. Monk, R.L., Heim, D., Qureshi, A., & Price, A. (2015). “I have no clue what I drunk last night” Using Smartphone technology to compare in-vivo and retrospective self-reports of alcohol consumption. PLoS ONE, 10, e0126209.

Zahra, D., Monk, R.L., & Corder, E. (2015). “IF you drink alcohol, THEN you will get cancer” –Investigating how reasoning accuracy is affected by pictorially presented graphic alcohol warnings. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 50, 608-616. Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2014). A real-time examination of context effects on alcohol cognitions Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38, 2452-2459.

Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2014). A systematic review of the Alcohol Norms literature: A focus on context. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 21, 263-282.

Monk, R.L. (2014). Alcohol Expectancies and Norms in Context. New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Journal, 36, 37-45.

Monk, R. L., & Heim, D. (2013). Environmental context effects on alcohol-related outcome expectancies, efficacy and norms: A field study. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors (APA), 27, 814-818.

Monk, R. L., & Heim, D. (2013). A critical systematic review of alcohol-related outcome expectancies. Substance Use and Misuse, 48, 539-557.

Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2013). Panoramic projection: Affording a wider view on contextual influences on alcohol-related cognitions. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology (APA), 21, 1-7. Impact Factor: 3.49.

Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2011). Self- image bias in drug use attributions. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors (APA), 25, 645-651.

Book Chapters

Heim, D., & Monk, R.L. (2022). Recovery is possible: Overcoming ‘addiction’ and its rescue hypotheses. Heather, N., Field, M., Moss, T., & Satel, S. (Eds). Evaluating the Brain Disease Model of Addiction. London: Routledge.

Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2021). The contextual milieu of alcohol consumption. In R Cooke, D Conroy, E.L. Davies, M.S. Hagger, & R de Visser (Eds.). The Handbook of the Psychology of Alcohol Consumption. Palgrave Macmillan

Monk, R.,L., & Heim, D (2021). Alcohol consumption in context: The effect of psych-socio-environmental drivers on consumption.  In D. Frings & I Albery (Eds.). The Handbook of Alcohol Use: Understandings from Synapse to Society. London:Elsevier.

Murphy, P.N., Combaluzier S., Heim, D, & Monk, R. (2021). The psychobiology of substance use behaviours and its relationship to personal and social psychological interpretations of these behaviours. In P.N. Murphy (Ed.) Psychobiological Issues in Substance Use and Misuse. London and New York: Routledge.

Kaye, L. K., Monk, R. L., & Hamlin, I. (2018). “Feeling appy?”: Using app-based methodology to explore contextual effects on real-time cognitions, affect and behaviours. In C. Costa & J. Condie (Eds.), Doing research in and on the digital: Research methods across fields of inquiry. Routledge.

Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2017). Mobile technologies and spatially structured real-time marketing.  In: T. McCreanor, A. Lyons, I. Goodwin, & H. Moewakabarnes. Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World: Alcohol, social media and cultures of intoxication (pp-132-146). London: Routledge.

External Grant Funding

Monk, R.L., Heim, D., & Kuntsche, E. (2017-2019). Development and first validation of the Refined Alcohol Expectancy Task (RAET). Alcohol Change UK [formerly Alcohol Research UK] (£8,000).

Monk, R.L., Heim, D., & Qureshi, A. (2017-2019). Evaluating and evidencing impact of crisis intervention services. Richmond Fellowship, Recovery Focus (£20,000).

Monk, R.L. (2015). Emerging Methods in Addiction Research, Research Event. Society for the Study of Addiction. Society for the Study of Addiction (£2,500 event funding).

Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2014-2017). Group regulation of alcohol consumption behaviours 3 year Co funded PhD Studentship. Alcohol Change UK [formerly Alcohol Research UK] (£21,000; EHU matched funding).

Qureshi, A., & Monk, R.L. (2014-2016). Development of context-aware measures of alcohol-related impulsivity. Alcohol Change UK [formerly Alcohol Research UK] (£5,000).

Monk, R. L., & Heim, D. (2014). “There’s an App for that”: Examining variation between in vivo and retrospective reports of alcohol consumption. Alcohol Change UK [formerly Alcohol Research UK] (£5,000).

Research Interests

Publications

Ford, B., Monk, R., Litchfield, D., Qureshi, A. (In Press). Manipulating avatar age and gender in level-2 visual perspective taking. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Xu, T., Xie, J., Wang, F., Monk, R.L., Gaskin, J., Wang, J. (In Press).  The Impact of Weibo Features on User’s Information Comprehension: The Mediating Role of Cognitive Load. Social Science Computer Review.

Tovmasyan, A., Monk, R.L., Eastwood, J., Sawicka, I., & Heim, D. (in Press). Thinking and drinking: Associations between momentary thoughts and alcohol consumption during COVID-19 lockdown. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy.

Tovmasyan, A., Monk, R.L., Sawicka, I., & Heim, D.  (2022). Positive but not negative affect is associated with increased daily drinking likelihood in non-clinical populations: systematic review and meta-analyses. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

Pennington, C.R., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., Kulkarni, R., Li, W., Li, J. & Heim, D. (2022). Dark Nudges: Branding Magnifies the Decoy Effect in Alcohol Purchasing Decisions. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Erskine-Shaw, M., Monk, R;L., Qureshi, A.W., Richardson, M., Pearson, L., & Heim, D., (2022). The Shuffleboard Game: Effects of social drinking on mood and risky behaviour Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice.

Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A., Wernham, G., & Heim, D. (2022). Does the smell of alcohol make it harder to resist? The impact of olfactory cues on inhibitory control and attentional bias. Psychopharmacology.

Tovmasyan, A., Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A., Bunting, B., & Heim, D. (2022). Affect and Alcohol Consumption: An Ecological Momentary Assessment study during national lockdown. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology (APA). Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pha0000555

Tovmasyan, A., Monk, R., Heim, D. (2022). Towards an affect intensity regulation hypothesis: A systematic review and meta-analyses of the relationship between affective states and alcohol consumption. PLoS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0262670

Cook, M., Labhart, F., Monk, R.L., Kuntsche, S., Heim, D., Qureshi, A., & Kuntsche, E. (2021). Validation of the revised Alcohol Expectancy Task [rAET]. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.

McNeill, A., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A., & Heim, D. (2021). Intoxication without anticipation: Disentangling pharmacological from expected effects of alcohol. Journal of Psychopharmacology.

McNeill, A. M., Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A. W., Makris, S., Cazzato, V., & Heim, D.(2021). Elevated ad libitum alcohol consumption following continuous theta burst stimulation to the left-dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is partially mediated by changes in craving. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioural Neuroscience.

Robertson, N., Qureshi, A.W. & Monk R.L. (2021). The Relationship between Autistic Characteristics, Social Engagement and Executive Function in a typical sample. Advances in Autism. doi: 10.1108/AIA-10-2020-0058.

Monk, R.L., Leather, J, Qureshi, A.W., Cook, M., Labhart, F., Kuntsche, E., & Heim, D (2021). Assessing alcohol-related beliefs using pictographic representations: A systematic approach to the development and validation of the revised Alcohol Expectancy Task. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy.

McNeill, A.M., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., Litchfield, D., & Heim, D., (2021). The effects of placebo and moderate dose alcohol on attentional bias, inhibitory control and subjective craving. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 56, 763–770. DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agab011.

Xie, J. Q., Rost, D. H., Wang, F. X., Wang, J. L., & Monk, R. L. (2021). The association between excessive social media use and distraction: An eye movement tracking study. Information & Management58(2), 103415.

Ransom, H., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., & Heim, D. (2021). Life After Social Death: Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Identity Transition and Recovery. Pastoral Psychology, 70, 53-69. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-020-01156-8 

Ransom, H., Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2021). Grieving the Living: The Social Death of Former Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Journal of Religion and Health. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11089-020-00935-0.

Heim, D., Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A. W. (2021). An examination of the extent to which drinking motives and problem alcohol consumption vary as a function of deprivation, gender and age. Drug and Alcohol Review, 40, 817-825. https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.1322 .

Monk, R.L., Colbert, L., Darker, G., Cowling, J., Jones, B. & Qureshi, A.W. (2021). Emotion and Liking: How director emotional expression and (dis)liking may impact adults’ ability to follow the instructions of an ignorant speaker. Psychological Research. 85, 2755-2768. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-020-01441-x

Wang, J. L., Rost, D. H., Qiao, R. J., & Monk, R. (2020). Academic Stress and Smartphone Dependence among Chinese Adolescents: A Moderated Mediation Model. Children and Youth Services Review, 105029.

Qureshi, A.W., Bretherton, L., Marsh, B., & Monk, R.L. (2020). Stimulation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex impacts conflict resolution in Level-1 visual perspective taking’. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioural Neuroscience, 27, 178-190.

Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., & Heim, D (2020). An examination of the extent to which mood and context are associated with real-time alcohol consumption. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 208, 107880.

Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., Lee, S., Darcy, N., Darker, G. & Heim, D. (2020). Can Beauty Be-er Ignored? A pre-registered implicit examination of the beer googles effect. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

Qureshi, A.W., Monk, R.L., Samson, D., &. Apperly, I.A. (2019). Does interference between self and other perspectives in Theory of Mind Tasks reflect a common underlying process? Evidence from individual differences in theory of mind and inhibitory control. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Pennington, C.R., Qureshi, A.W., Monk, R.L., Greenwood, K., & Heim, D. (2019). Beer? Over here! Examining attentional bias towards alcoholic and appetitive stimuli in a visual search eye-tracking task”. Psychopharmacology. doi:10.1007/s00213-019-05313-0.

*Coverage of this work featured widely in national and international radio and media, including BBC Breakfast, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Star (front page), The Daily Mail, Forbes, The Daily Express GQ, *

Pennington, C.R., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., & Heim, D. (2019). Alcohol Belongs Here: Assessing Alcohol-related Inhibitory Control with a Contextual Go/No-Go Task. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology (APA). doi:10.1037/pha0000256

Qureshi, A.W., Monk, R.L., Pennington, C.R., Wilcockson, T.D.W. & Heim, D. (2019). Alcohol-related attentional bias in a gaze contingency task: Comparing appetitive and non-appetitive cues, Addictive Behaviors, 90, 312-317.

McNeill, A. M., Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A. W., Makris, S., & Heim, D. (2018). Continuous theta burst transcranial magnetic stimulation of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex impairs inhibitory control and increases alcohol consumption. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 18,1198-1206.

Qureshi, A.W., Monk, R.L., Pennington, C.R., Li, X., Leatherbarrow, T., & Oulton, J.R. (2018). Visual and auditory contextual cues differentially influence alcohol-related inhibitory control. Adicciones.

Murphy, P.N., Mohammed, F., Wareing, M., Cotton, C., McNeill, J., Irving, P., Jones, S., Sharples, L., Monk, R.L., & Elton, P. (2018). High drug related mortality rates following prison release: Assessing the acceptance likelihood of a naltrexone injection and related concerns. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 92, 90-98.

Qureshi, A. W. & Monk, R. L. (2018). Executive function underlies both perspective selection and calculation in Level-1 visual perspective-taking. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25, 1526–1534.

Zhou, J., Heim, D., Levy, A., Monk. R.L., & Pollard, P. (2018). Allocating under the influence: Alcohol intoxication increases in-group favouritism among high identifiers. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology (APA), 26, 268-277.

Kaye, L. K., Monk, R.L., Wall, H.J., Hamlin, I., & Qureshi, A.W. (2018). The effect of real-time flow and context on in-vivo positive mood in digital gaming. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 110, 45-52.

Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A.W., McNeill, A., Erskine-Shaw, M., & Heim, D. (2017). Perfect for a Gin and Tonic: How context drives consumption within a modified bogus taste test. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 53, 228-234.

Erskine-Shaw, M., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A., & Heim, D. (2017). The influence of groups and Alcohol on individual risk taking. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 180, 26-32.

Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A., Pennington, C.R., & Hamlin, I. (2017). Generalised inhibitory impairment to appetitive cues: From alcoholic to non-alcoholic visual stimuli. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 180, 26-32.

Qureshi. A.W., Monk, R.L., Pennington, C.R., Li, X., & Leatherbarrow, T. (2017). Context and alcohol consumption behaviours affect inhibitory control. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 47, 625–633.

Monk, R.L., Westwood, J., Heim, D., & Qureshi, A.W. (2017). The effect of Pictorial Content on Attention Levels and Alcohol-Related Beliefs: An Eye-Tracking Study. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 47, 158–164.

Heim, D., & Monk, R.L. (2017). Commentary on Thrul et al (2017): A welcome step towards a more context-aware addiction science. Addiction, 112, 440–441.

Melson, J., Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2016). Self-other Differences in Student Drinking Norms Research: The Role of Impression Management, Self-deception and Measurement Methodology. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40, 2639–2647.

Monk, R.L., Pennington, C.R., Campbell, C., Price, A., & Heim, D. (2016). Implicit alcohol-related expectancies and the effect of context. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77, 819–827.

Monk, R.L., Sunley, J., Qureshi, A.W., & Heim, D. (2016). Smells like inhibition: The effects of olfactory and visual alcohol cues on inhibitory control. Psychopharmacology, 233, 1331-1337.

*Coverage of this work featured widely in national and international media, including The Daily mail and Time Magazine*

Pennington, C. R., Qureshi, A., Monk, R. L., & Heim, D. (2016). The effects of stereotype threat and contextual cues on alcohol users’ inhibitory control. Addictive Behaviors54, 12-17.

Pennington, C. R., Campbell, C., Monk, R. L., & Heim, D. (2016). The malleability of stigmatizing attitudes: Combining imagined social contact with implicit attitude feedback. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 19, 175-195. 

Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A. W., Leatherbarrow, T. & Hughes, A. (2016). The Decoy Effect within Alcohol Purchasing Decisions. Substance Use and Misuse, 51, 1353-1362.

Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2016). Alcohol-related expectancies in adults and adolescents: Similarities and disparities. Adicciones, 26, 35-40. Monk, R.L., Heim, D., Qureshi, A., & Price, A. (2015). “I have no clue what I drunk last night” Using Smartphone technology to compare in-vivo and retrospective self-reports of alcohol consumption. PLoS ONE, 10, e0126209.

Zahra, D., Monk, R.L., & Corder, E. (2015). “IF you drink alcohol, THEN you will get cancer” –Investigating how reasoning accuracy is affected by pictorially presented graphic alcohol warnings. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 50, 608-616. Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2014). A real-time examination of context effects on alcohol cognitions Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38, 2452-2459.

Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2014). A systematic review of the Alcohol Norms literature: A focus on context. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 21, 263-282.

Monk, R.L. (2014). Alcohol Expectancies and Norms in Context. New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Journal, 36, 37-45.

Monk, R. L., & Heim, D. (2013). Environmental context effects on alcohol-related outcome expectancies, efficacy and norms: A field study. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors (APA), 27, 814-818.

Monk, R. L., & Heim, D. (2013). A critical systematic review of alcohol-related outcome expectancies. Substance Use and Misuse, 48, 539-557.

Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2013). Panoramic projection: Affording a wider view on contextual influences on alcohol-related cognitions. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology (APA), 21, 1-7. Impact Factor: 3.49.

Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2011). Self- image bias in drug use attributions. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors (APA), 25, 645-651.

Book Chapters

Heim, D., & Monk, R.L. (2022). Recovery is possible: Overcoming ‘addiction’ and its rescue hypotheses. Heather, N., Field, M., Moss, T., & Satel, S. (Eds). Evaluating the Brain Disease Model of Addiction. London: Routledge.

Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2021). The contextual milieu of alcohol consumption. In R Cooke, D Conroy, E.L. Davies, M.S. Hagger, & R de Visser (Eds.). The Handbook of the Psychology of Alcohol Consumption. Palgrave Macmillan

Monk, R.,L., & Heim, D (2021). Alcohol consumption in context: The effect of psych-socio-environmental drivers on consumption.  In D. Frings & I Albery (Eds.). The Handbook of Alcohol Use: Understandings from Synapse to Society. London:Elsevier.

Murphy, P.N., Combaluzier S., Heim, D, & Monk, R. (2021). The psychobiology of substance use behaviours and its relationship to personal and social psychological interpretations of these behaviours. In P.N. Murphy (Ed.) Psychobiological Issues in Substance Use and Misuse. London and New York: Routledge.

Kaye, L. K., Monk, R. L., & Hamlin, I. (2018). “Feeling appy?”: Using app-based methodology to explore contextual effects on real-time cognitions, affect and behaviours. In C. Costa & J. Condie (Eds.), Doing research in and on the digital: Research methods across fields of inquiry. Routledge.

Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2017). Mobile technologies and spatially structured real-time marketing.  In: T. McCreanor, A. Lyons, I. Goodwin, & H. Moewakabarnes. Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World: Alcohol, social media and cultures of intoxication (pp-132-146). London: Routledge.

External Grant Funding

Monk, R.L., Heim, D., & Kuntsche, E. (2017-2019). Development and first validation of the Refined Alcohol Expectancy Task (RAET). Alcohol Change UK [formerly Alcohol Research UK] (£8,000).

Monk, R.L., Heim, D., & Qureshi, A. (2017-2019). Evaluating and evidencing impact of crisis intervention services. Richmond Fellowship, Recovery Focus (£20,000).

Monk, R.L. (2015). Emerging Methods in Addiction Research, Research Event. Society for the Study of Addiction. Society for the Study of Addiction (£2,500 event funding).

Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2014-2017). Group regulation of alcohol consumption behaviours 3 year Co funded PhD Studentship. Alcohol Change UK [formerly Alcohol Research UK] (£21,000; EHU matched funding).

Qureshi, A., & Monk, R.L. (2014-2016). Development of context-aware measures of alcohol-related impulsivity. Alcohol Change UK [formerly Alcohol Research UK] (£5,000).

Monk, R. L., & Heim, D. (2014). “There’s an App for that”: Examining variation between in vivo and retrospective reports of alcohol consumption. Alcohol Change UK [formerly Alcohol Research UK] (£5,000).

Teaching

PSY2116 – Research methods and data analysis 

PSy2133 – Social Psychology and PSY4106 MSc Social Psychology

PSY3122 – Substance use

PSY3135 – Dissertation and PSY4314 Masters Dissertaton