Professor Derek Heim

Derek Heim1Information

Research Qualifications
Social and cultural influences on substance use, health and well-being. BA (Hons) Psychology & Politics, University of Strathclyde, 1998 PhD Psychology, University of Strathclyde, 2002
PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, UCLan, 2010
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Chartered Psychologist (BPS)
Editor in Chief, Addiction Research and Theory
Teaching Contact
PSY1111: Introduction to Personality, Social and Developmental Psychology
PSY1117: Real World Psychology
PSY2113: Social Psychology
PSY2117: Applying Psychology (Module Leader)
PSY3122: Psychology of Substance Misuse
PSY3135: Dissertations
Professor Derek Heim
Director of Research
Department of Psychology
Edge Hill University
L39 4QP
+44 1695 657313
Derek Heim
LP 2.68


Full-text links to these publications available on the Edge Hill University Research Information Repository

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

McNeill, A., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A., & Heim, D. (In press). 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.(In Press). 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.

Cena, E., & Heim, D. (in press). A regretful journey home: Albanian return migration in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008. Journal of International Migration and Integration.

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

McNeill, A.M., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., Litchfield, D., & Heim, D., (In Press). The effects of placebo and moderate dose alcohol on attentional bias, inhibitory control and subjective craving. Alcohol and Alcoholism.

Ransom, H., Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (In Press). Grieving the Living: The Social Death of Former Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Journal of Religion and Health

Heim, D., Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A. W. (In Press). 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

Ransom, H., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., & Heim, D. (In Press). Life After Social Death: Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Identity Transition and Recovery. Pastoral Psychology.

Pennington, C. R., Kaye, L. K., Qureshi, A. W., & Heim, D. (2021). Gender Differences in Secondary Education Students’ Scholastic Attitudes and Attainment: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 51 (1), 3-16.

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 & 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, 4(3), 477–483.

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, 236(12), 3465-3476.

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, 27(5), 455–465

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

Pennington, C., Litchfield D., Latchie, N., & Heim, D. (in press). Stereotype Threat May Not Impact Women’s Inhibitory Control or Mathematical Performance: Providing Support for the Null Hypothesis. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Paton, W., Bain, S. A., Gozna, L., Gilchrist, E., Heim, D., Gardner, E., Cairns, D., McGranaghan, P., & Fischer, R. (In press). The combined effects of questioning technique and interviewer manner on false confessions. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling.

Wall., H. J., Taylor, P.J., Campbell, C., Heim, D., & Richardson, B. (in press). Looking at the same interaction and seeing something different: The role of information, judgment perspective and behavioral coding on judgment ‘accuracy’. Journal of Individual Differences

Cena, E., Heim, D., & Trandafoui, R. (in press) Changing places: Children of return migrants in Albania and their quest to belong. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Zhou, J., & Heim, D. (in press). A qualitative exploration of alcohol use among student sportspeople: A social identity perspective.  European Journal of Social Psychology.

Pennington, C. R., & Heim, D. (in press). Creating a critical mass eliminates the effects of stereotype threat on women’s mathematical performance. British Journal of Educational Psychology

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 Behavioural Neuroscience, 18. 1198-1206

Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A.W., McNeill, A., Erskine-Shaw, M., & Heim, D. (2018). Perfect for a Gin and Tonic: How context drives consumption within a modified bogus taste test. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 53 (3), 228-234

Pennington, C. R., Kaye, L. K., Qureshi, A., & Heim, D. (2018). Controlling for prior attainment reduces the positive influence that single-sex classroom initiatives exert on high school students’ scholastic achievement. Sex Roles, 78 (5-6), 385-393. doi: 10.1007/s11199-017-0799-y

Zhou, J., Heim, D., Monk, R., Levy, A., & Pollard, P. (2018). Allocating under the influence: Effects of alcohol intoxication and social identification on in-group favouritism. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 26, 268-277

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

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, 58-64

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

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

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.

Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (2016). Alcohol-related expectancies in adults and adolescents: Similarities and disparities. Addiciones, 26, 35-40

Pennington, C. R., Heim, D., Levy, A. R., & Larkin, D. T. (2016). Twenty years of stereotype threat research: A systematic review of psychological mediators. PLoS One 11(1).

Zhou, J., Heim, D., & Levy, A. (2016). Sports Participation and Alcohol Use: Associations With Sports-Related Identities and Well-Being. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs77, 170-179.

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 behaviours54, 12-17.

Monk, R.L., Heim, D., Quereshi, 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: e0126209.

Zhou, J., Heim, D., O’Brien, K. S. (2015). Alcohol consumption, athlete identity, and happiness among student sportspeople as a function of sport-type. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 50, 617-623.

 Mackridge, A. K., Krska, J., Stokes, E. C., & Heim, D. (2015). Towards improving service delivery in screening and intervention services in community pharmacies: A case study of an alcohol IBA service. Journal of Public Health, 2015, doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdv010.

Zhou, J., & Heim, D. (2014). Sports and Spirits: A Systematic Qualitative Review of Emergent Theories for Student-Athlete Drinking. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 49, 604-617

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 and Policy, 21, 263-282

Howe, C., Heim, D., & O’Connor, R. (2014). Racism, identity and psychological wellbeing: A longitudinal perspective on politically embattled relations. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 37, 2457-2474

Jones, R., Heim, D., Hunter, S.C., & Ellaway, A. (2014). The relative influence of neighbourhood incivilities, cognitive social capital, club membership and individual characteristics on positive mental health. Health and Place, 28, 187-193

Zhou, J., O’Brien, K. S., & Heim, D. (2014). Alcohol consumption in sportspeople: The role of social cohesion, identity and happiness. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 49, 278-293. [Special Issue on Sport and Alcohol].

Heim, D. [with 94 co-signatories] (2014). Addiction: Not just brain malfunction (Letter to editor). Nature, 507 (7490), 40-40.

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

Lowe, R. D., Heim, D., Chung, C. K., Duffy, J. C., Davies, J. B., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2013).  In verbis, vinum? Relating themes in an open-ended writing task to alcohol behaviours. Appetite, 64, 8-13.

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, 21, 1-7.

Levine, M., Lowe, R., Best, R., & Heim, D. (2012).  “We police it ourselves”: Group processes in the escalation and regulation of violence in the night-time economy.  European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 924–932.

Lowe, R., Best, R., Levine, M., & Heim, D. (2012).  Bystander reaction to women fighting: Developing a theory of intervention.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27, 1802-1826.

Durkin, K., Hunter, S. C., Levin, K., Bergin, D., Heim, D., & Howe, C. (2012).  Discriminatory peer aggression among children as a function of minority status and school context.  European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 243-251.

Gordon, R., Heim, D., & MacAskill, S. (2012).  Rethinking drinking cultures: a review of drinking cultures and a reconstructed dimensional approach.  Public Health, 126, 3-11.

Heim, D. (2011). Believing in nicotine addiction: Does it really make quitting more likely? (Letter to editor) Addiction, 106, 678–679.

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

Heim, D., Hunter, S. C., & Jones, R. (2011).  Perceived discrimination, identification, social capital and well-being: Relationships with physical health and psychological distress in a UK minority ethnic community sample. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42, 1145-1164.

Heim, D. (2011).  Believing in nicotine addiction: Does it really make quitting more likely?  Addiction, 106, 678–679.

Hunter, S. C., Durkin, K., Heim, D., Howe, C., & Bergin, D. (2010).  Psychosocial mediators and moderators of the effect of peer-victimization upon depressive symptomatology.  Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 51, 1141-1149.

Eadie, D., MacAskill, S., Heim, D., & Hastings, G. (2010).  Responding to change: how did bar workers adapt to the smoke-free legislation in Scotland?  International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 20, 13-36.

Heim, D., Ross, A., Eadie, D., MacAskill, S., Davies, J. B., Hastings, G., & Haw, S. (2009).  Public health or social impacts? A qualitative analysis of attitudes towards the smokefree legislation in Scotland.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11, 1424-1430.

Eadie, D., Heim, D., MacAskill, S., Ross, A., Hastings, G., & Davies, J.B. (2008).  A qualitative analysis of compliance with smoke-free legislation in community bars in Scotland: implications for public health.  Addiction, 103, 1019-26.

Navis, C., Brown, S. L., & Heim, D. (2008).  Predictors of injurious assault committed during or after drinking alcohol:  A case-control study of young offenders.  Aggressive Behaviour, 34, 167-174.

Book Chapters

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.

Monk, R.L., & Heim, D. (In press). 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

Research Funding

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

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

Heim, D., & Monk R. L. (2014-) Group regulation of alcohol consumption behaviours (PhD studentship). Alcohol Research UK (£21,000; EHU matched funding)

Zhou, J., & Heim, D. (2012-). Alcohol consumption and sporting identities: a mixed methods investigation (PhD Studentship).  Alcohol Research UK (£21,000; EHU matched funding).

Gray, N., Cook, P., Heim, D., Krska, J., Mackridge, A., Morleo, M., Morton, S., Stafford, E., Vohra, S., Wilson, S., Prescott, J. (2011-2012).  Understanding and optimising an identification/brief advice (IBA) service about alcohol in the community pharmacy setting.  Liverpool Primary Care Trust (£60,000).

Heim, D., Davies, J. B., & Duffy, J.C. (2010-2011).  National Drinking Cultures Study.  Alcohol Education Research Council (£99,906).

Eadie, D., MacAskill, S., Heim, D., Punch, S., & Forsyth, A. (2008 – 2010).  Learning about alcohol: influences of the family context.  Joseph Rowntree Foundation(£72,792).

Last updated on Last updated on Was this page helpful? Yes No Thanks for your feedback! Please tell us more: