Dr Kirstie Soar


NameDr Kirstie Soar
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5557-0922
Job titleHonorary Reader
Email addressk.soar@uel.ac.uk
Research institutePsychology

Research outputs

Smoking amongst adults experiencing homelessness: a systematic review of prevalence rates, interventions and the barriers and facilitators to quitting and staying quit

Soar, K., Dawkins, L., Robson, D. and Cox, S. 2020. Smoking amongst adults experiencing homelessness: a systematic review of prevalence rates, interventions and the barriers and facilitators to quitting and staying quit. Journal of Smoking Cessation. 15 (2), pp. 94-108. https://doi.org/10.1017/jsc.2020.11

Ayahuasca’s ‘afterglow’: improved mindfulness and cognitive flexibility in ayahuasca drinkers

Murphy-Beiner, A. and Soar, K. 2020. Ayahuasca’s ‘afterglow’: improved mindfulness and cognitive flexibility in ayahuasca drinkers. Psychopharmacology. 237, p. 1161–1169. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-019-05445-3

Jigsaw Recovery: The Spatio-temporalities of Alcohol Abuse and Recovery in a Non-interventionist, Peer-led Service

Kougiali, Z., Soar, K., Pytlik, A., Brown, J., Wozniak, K., Nsumba, F., Wilkins, T., Oliva, E., Osunsanya, S., Clarke, C., Casalotti, S. and Pendry, B. 2019. Jigsaw Recovery: The Spatio-temporalities of Alcohol Abuse and Recovery in a Non-interventionist, Peer-led Service. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. 38 (2), pp. 165-183. https://doi.org/10.1080/07347324.2019.1686960

Nicotine absorption from e-cigarettes over 12 months

Soar, K., Kimber, C., McRobbie, H. and Dawkins, L.E. 2018. Nicotine absorption from e-cigarettes over 12 months. Addictive Behaviors. 91, pp. 102-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.07.019

Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS): no longer legal, not always highs

Turner, J. and Soar, K. 2017. Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS): no longer legal, not always highs. University & College Counselling. 2017 (March), pp. 16-21.

Alcohol gel ingestion amongst homeless Eastern and Central Europeans in London: assessing the effects on cognitive functioning and psychological health

Soar, K., Papaioannou, G. and Dawkins, L. 2016. Alcohol gel ingestion amongst homeless Eastern and Central Europeans in London: assessing the effects on cognitive functioning and psychological health. Substance Use & Misuse. 51 (10), pp. 1274-1282. https://doi.org/10.3109/10826084.2016.1168441

Investigating the effects of caffeine on executive functions using traditional Stroop and a new ecologically-valid virtual reality task, the Jansari assessment of Executive Functions (JEF©)

Soar, K., Chapman, E., Sivakuma, N., Jansari, A.S. and Turner, J. 2016. Investigating the effects of caffeine on executive functions using traditional Stroop and a new ecologically-valid virtual reality task, the Jansari assessment of Executive Functions (JEF©). Appetite. 105, pp. 156-163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2016.05.021

Recreational cocaine use is associated with attenuated latent inhibition

Soar, K., Dawkins, Lynne, Page, Frederick and Wooldridge, Joseph 2015. Recreational cocaine use is associated with attenuated latent inhibition. Addictive Behaviors. 50, pp. 34-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.06.010

First versus second generation electronic cigarettes: predictors of choice and effects on urge to smoke and withdrawal symptoms

Dawkins, L., Kimber, Catherine, Panwanesarasa, Yasothani and Soar, K. 2014. First versus second generation electronic cigarettes: predictors of choice and effects on urge to smoke and withdrawal symptoms. Addiction. 110 (4), pp. 669-677.

‘Vaping’ profiles and preferences: an online survey of electronic cigarette users

Dawkins, L., Turner, J., Roberts, A. and Soar, K. 2013. ‘Vaping’ profiles and preferences: an online survey of electronic cigarette users. Addiction. 108 (6), pp. 1115-1125. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.12150

The electronic-cigarette: effects on desire to smoke, withdrawal symptoms and cognition

Dawkins, L., Turner, J., Hasna, Surrayyah and Soar, K. 2012. The electronic-cigarette: effects on desire to smoke, withdrawal symptoms and cognition. Addictive Behaviors. 37 (8), pp. 970-973.

Neuropsychological effects associated with recreational cocaine use

Soar, K., Mason, Colette, Potton, A. and Dawkins, L. 2012. Neuropsychological effects associated with recreational cocaine use. Psychopharmacology. 222 (4), pp. 633-643.

Attributions for psychobiological changes in ecstasy/MDMA and other polydrug users

Soar, K., Parrott, A.C. and Turner, J. 2009. Attributions for psychobiological changes in ecstasy/MDMA and other polydrug users. Journal of Psychopharmacology. 23 (7), pp. 745-758.

The effects of cigarette smoking and abstinence on auditory verbal learning

Soar, K., Dawkins, L., Begum, H. and Parrott, A.C. 2008. The effects of cigarette smoking and abstinence on auditory verbal learning. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental. 23 (7), pp. 621-627.

Problematic and non-problematic ecstasy (MDMA) usage : cognitive and psychopathological aspects

Soar, K. 2005. Problematic and non-problematic ecstasy (MDMA) usage : cognitive and psychopathological aspects. PhD Thesis University of East London School of Psychology https://doi.org/10.15123/PUB.3408
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