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Dr Katherine East, PhD AKC MSc BSc

katherine.east@kcl.ac.uk | www.katherineeast.co.uk

 

Qualifications

PhD Addiction Sciences, Department of Addictions, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London (October 2016 – September 2019; Award Date January 2020)

·         Thesis title: Social norms towards smoking and vaping: Are they associated with smoking and vaping behaviours and policies across countries?

·         Supervisors: Professor Ann McNeill and Dr Sara C Hitchman.

·         Awarded: Pass without corrections.

Associateship of King’s College London, King’s College London (October 2016 – September 2019)

·       The traditional award of King’s College London (www.kcl.ac.uk/akc).

·       Attended lectures and completed assignments to understand philosophical, ethical, and religious issues.

·       Obtained highest first- and third-year results in the Faculty on competitive assignments.

MSc Clinical Mental Health Sciences, University College London (September 2014 – September 2015)

·         Thesis title: The Effects of Low-Dose Pramipexole on the Processing of Cigarette and Non-drug Rewards in Dependent vs. Occasional Smokers.

·         Awarded: Distinction (75%).

·         Supervisors: Dr Will Lawn, Dr Tom Freeman and Professor Valerie Curran

BSc Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol (September 2011 – July 2014)

·         Research Project: The Cocktail of Drinking Motives at University: How Are They Related to Social and Academic Behaviours?

·         Awarded: 2:1 (67%).

·         Supervisor: Dr Brian Stollery.

 

Appointments

CURRENT

Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) Griffith Edwards Academic Fellow, Department of Addictions, IoPPN, King’s College London (October 2021 – Present)

·         Fellowship to examine vaping harm perceptions and their modifiable environmental and individual determinants, with a focus on young adults

·         Analysis, write up, and publication of data from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Project to assess vaping harm perceptions over time and across countries.

·         Collaborate with KCL’s Department of Biostatistics and Heath Informatics, University of Waterloo’s School of Public Health Sciences (Canada), and University of Bristol’s MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU).

·         Involve public in research e.g., nrgppi.org/recent-research/what-are-people-s-views-about-the-risks-of-vaping

Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Public Health & Health Systems, University of Waterloo (November 2022 – October 2024)

·       Serve on MSc committees and co-supervise MSc student projects.

Associate Editor, Addiction (October 2021 – present)

·   Associate Editor for Addiction journal (impact factor 7.3).

 

PREVIOUS

Consultant, UKRI (with Vitae and Shift Insight) (February – April 2023)

·   Literature review and report on interventions addressing research culture, and their evaluation.

·   Co-authored ‘State of the Nation: Report 2023’

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Addictions, IoPPN, King’s College London (March – September 2021 50% FTE)

·         Led a systematic review of e-cigarette risk perceptions and communications, as part of an annual e-cigarette evidence review for Public Health England (now the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities).

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Waterloo, Canada (April 2020 – March 2021 100% FTE; March – September 2021 50% FTE)

·         Analysis, write up, and publication of data from national and international surveys to assess e-cigarette use and smoking. Surveys include the Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey (CTNS), Canadian Tobacco Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS), and International Tobacco Control (ITC) Project Youth Tobacco and Vaping Survey.

·         Managed a project exploring the impact of vaping policies on the e-cigarette product market and youth vaping, which involved (a) a retail scan of the e-cigarette market in Canada, (b) analysis and write-up of data from the ITC Project Youth Tobacco and Vaping Survey. Recruited two and supervised four Research Assistants.

Research Worker, Department of Addictions, IoPPN, King’s College London (October 2019 – January 2020)

·         Analysis and write-up of survey data to evaluate the impact of Scotland’s e-cigarette and tobacco shop registry on youth purchasing of e-cigarettes.

·         Analysis and write-up of qualitative interview data to explore harm perceptions of a novel heated tobacco product (IQOS) among users and ex-users of IQOS.

Data Analyst for the Diversity and Inclusion Core Team, IoPPN, King’s College London (October 2018; March 2019)

·       Undertook data analysis and provide visual representation of data for the Athena Swan Silver Award and annual staff training surveys for the IoPPN Diversity and Inclusion Core Team.

Visiting Researcher, The University of Tasmania (Hobart), Cancer Council Victoria (Melbourne) and The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (Sydney) (January – April 2018)

·   Gained insight into novel Ecological Momentary Assessment methods and used these methods to assist in running a study assessing the social, emotional and environmental predictors of food choice among Australian adults (The University of Tasmania).

·   Analysed data from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Policy Evaluation Project (The University of Tasmania and Cancer Council Victoria).

·   Oral presentation and discussion of my own research, and gained insight into running randomised controlled trials for methods of smoking cessation (The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre).

Research Worker, Department of Addictions, IoPPN, King's College London (August 2015 – September 2016)

·         Developed a tool to measure norms towards smoking, nicotine use and the tobacco industry.

·         Performed three desk reviews, analysed data from three UK surveys, and analysed data from cognitive interviews.

·         Liaised with survey companies and the social research company NatCen.

·         Produced a 40,000+ word report for The Public Health Research Consortium (Department of Health).

 

Awards

Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Most Downloaded Article 2022 Award for the article: East, K. et al. (2022) Exposure to negative news stories about vaping, and harm perceptions of vaping, among youth in England, Canada, and the US before and after the outbreak of E-cigarette or Vaping-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI). Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 24(9), 1386–1395. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntac088 (22nd March 2023)

King’s College London, Recognition Award (13th December 2022) - £1,874.

King’s College London, Open Research Awards (28th July 2022) - £250.

King’s College London, Addictions CAG Early Career Research Prize (25th July 2022) - £200 Amazon Voucher.

Guarantors of Brain Travel Grant, towards the costs of attending the European Health Psychology Society Annual Meeting 2022 in Bratislava (14th July 2022) - £600.

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Registration Scholarship, based on my abstract submission to the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2022 Annual Meeting in Baltimore (30th December 2021) - $700 USD.

Associateship of King’s College London: Leathes Prize, highest finalist result in the Faculty (18th June 2019) - £100.

King’s College London Graduate School Conference Fund, towards the costs of attending the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco (7th February 2019) - £300.

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Travel Award, based on my abstract submission to the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco (7th January 2019) - $1,200 USD.

Guarantors of Brain Travel Grant, towards the costs of attending the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco (7th December 2018) - £1000.

Society for the Study of Addiction Bursary, towards the costs of attending the Society for the Study of Addiction 2018 PhD Symposium in Newcastle (7th November 2018) - £100.

Honorarium from The University of Waterloo, for preparing and publishing a peer-reviewed paper (“Social Norms Towards Smoking and Vaping and Associations with Product Use Among Youth in England, Canada, and the US”) (9th March 2018) - $2,500 CAD.

Guarantors of Brain Travel Grant, towards the costs of attending the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2018 Annual Meeting in Baltimore (8th January 2018) - £1000.

Society for the Study of Addiction Travel Scholarship, towards the costs of visiting The University of Tasmania (Hobart), Cancer Council Victoria (Melbourne) and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (Sydney) (15th November 2017) - £2,500.

Associateship of King’s College London: Barry Prize, highest first year result in the Faculty (4th July 2017) - £70.

Society for the Study of Addiction, towards the costs of attending the Lisbon Addictions 2017 Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (1st June 2017) - £500.

Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Postgraduate International Conference Travel Award, towards the costs of attending the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2017 Annual Meeting in Florence (9th May 2017) - £307.

King’s College London Graduate School Conference Fund, towards the costs of attending the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2017 Annual Meeting in Florence (2nd March 2017) - £300.

Science Gallery London: Katherine East and Dr Sally Marlow won an open call proposal for the HOOKED gallery exhibition, resulting in a £45,000 budget to an art group (Blast Theory) to collaborate on an app-based artwork on the theme of addictions (October 2016 – January 2019).

 

Education

TEACHING

Lectures, King’s College London

o    Risk factors for addiction, MSc Addictions (October 2019, October 2021, November 2022, October 2023)

o    Vulnerability factors for addiction, MSc Addictions (October 2019, November 2022, October 2023)

o    Addiction and harm reduction – a flyover, King’s Foundations English Language Centre (August 2022, August 2023)

o    E-cigarette use and perceptions, King’s Foundations English Language Centre (August 2022, August 2023)

o    Power and Sample Size, MSc Applied Statistical Modelling and Health Informatics (March 2023)

o    Open Science, MSc Applied Statistical Modelling and Health Informatics (March 2023)

o    How to read and write a paper (skills session), King’s Foundations English Language Centre (August 2022)

o    Harm reduction - a flyover, MSc Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health (October 2022)

Marking, King’s College London

o    MSc Project Dissertations, MSc Mental Health (September 2022 – present)

o    MSc Project Dissertations, MSc Addictions (September 2019 – present)

o    MSc Project Dissertations, MSc Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology (September 2023)

o    Policy – Optimising the impact of evidence to reduce addictions, MSc Addictions (March 2022)

Teaching Assistant, School of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Waterloo, Canada (September – December 2020)

o    Supported teaching and marking on the MSc module Health Policy in Public Health

Teaching Assistant, IoPPN, King’s College London (September 2016 – September 2019)

o    Supported teaching on the MSc Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics module (as part of the MSc in Mental Health Studies).

o    Worked with lecturers and teaching staff in Psychosis Studies and the Department of Biostatistics to deliver lectures and seminars to MSc Mental Health Studies students.

o    Led several lectures, and undertook laboratory demonstrations and supported practical sessions.

Coordinator and Tutor, Volunteer Electronic Helpdesk on Research Methods and Statistics, IoPPN, King’s College London (Coordinator: October 2017 – September 2019; Tutor: September 2016 – October 2017)

o    Promoted from Tutor to Coordinator in October 2017 following commitment to the e-Helpdesk.

o    As coordinator: Recruited, trained, and managed tutors and oversaw e-Helpdesk activities. Worked directly with the Department of Biostatistics to ensure the day-to-day running of the e-Helpdesk.

o    As tutor: Facilitated discussion and applied theoretical and statistical knowledge to answer research queries from students and staff.

PhD Tutor, Scholars Programme, The Brilliant Club (September 2016 – January 2018)

o    Taught six-week courses based on my PhD research as part of The Scholars Programme, to support talented secondary school pupils from under-represented backgrounds to progress to highly selective universities.

o    Communicated my research in an engaging way to a young, non-specialist audience, and developed my teaching and public engagement skills.

SUPERVISION

Supervisor for 1 PhD student, King’s College London:

·  Examining population-level policy strategies to reduce smoking-related harms among people using tobacco and cannabis, with emphasis on mental health (2023-present)

Supervisor for 10 MSc students, King’s College London:

·  Examining self-reported negative side of vaping among adults (2022-2023)

·  Examining e-cigarette public health messaging in England, Canada, the US: An environmental scan (2022-2023)

·  Examining whether smoking/vaping norms vary by mental health status among youth in England, Canada, and the US (2022-2023)

·  Exploring cannabis vaping and smoking perceptions using survey data among youth in England, Canada, and the US (x2) (2021-2022)

·  Alcohol Marketing and Youths in South Africa: comparing marketing awareness results between youths and adults from the 2014 International Alcohol Control Study (2020-2021)

·  Systematic review of social norms towards vaping and associations with vaping and smoking behaviours among youth and adults (2019-2020)

·  Examining adult smokers’ responses to e-cigarette warning labels in England, Canada, the US, and Australia (2018-2019)

·  Psychedelic Simulation as a Treatment for Substance Use and Mood Disorders (2017-2018)

·  Social norms towards vaping among adult smokers in England, Canada, the US, and Australia (2016-2017)

Supervisor for 1 MSc Public Health Sciences student, University of Waterloo:

·  The Use of Vaping Products in Attempts to Stop Smoking: Trends over time and possible substitution for other smoking cessation aids in Canada, the United States, England, and Australia (2022-2024)

Supervisor for 3 BSc Psychology students, King’s College London:

·  Examining news stories about e-cigarettes in the UK, US, Canada, and Australia (2022-2023)

·  E-cigarette retailing, marketing, and packaging in England, Canada, and the US (x2) (2021-2022)

Two visiting PhD students from the University of Queensland (Australia), supervised at King’s College London for two weeks (November 2022)

One visiting MSc student from the University of Waterloo (Canada), supervised at King’s College London for two months (October – November 2022)

Supervisor for 2 King’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship (KURF) students, King’s College London (July – August 2022): Examining news stories about e-cigarettes in the UK, US, Canada, and Australia (x2)

Supervisor for 1 BSc Health Studies student, University of Waterloo (2020-2021): A scan of the online e-cigarette retail market in Canada in 2020

One visiting Biomedical Sciences BSc student, King’s College London (2017)

One visiting student from the Nuffield Research Placements Scheme, King’s College London (2016)

 

Research (Scopus h-index 12, Google Scholar h-index 16)

My research focuses on understanding nicotine and tobacco product use, perceptions, and policies using national and international survey data.

 

CURRENT GRANTS

£193,493: Griffith Edwards Academic Fellowship, Society for the Study of Addiction: What influences vaping harm perceptions among young adults and how can they be modified? PI: East, K., 10/2021-09/2024.

$2,112,413 USD: US National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Cancer Institute (NCI): Predicting and Understanding the Use of Nicotine Products In a Rapidly Evolving Nicotine Marketplace: The International Nicotine Product, Policy, and Market (INPAM) Study. PIs: Cummings, K. M., Fong, G. T., Hyland, A. Co-Is: East, K., McNeill, A., Hitchman, S. C., Borland, R., Boudreau, C., Cho, Y. J., Driezen, P., El Nahas, G., Felicione, N. J., Goniewicz, M. L., Gravely, S., Hammond, D., Le Grande, M., Levy, D. T., Li, D., Liber, A. C., O’Connor, R. J., Quah, A., Schneller, L., Smith, T. T., Stein, J., Tegge, A., Thompson, M., Thrasher, J., Bansal Travers, M., Wu, C., Yong, H. H. 04/2022-03/2027.

£192,843: Cancer Research UK Tobacco Advisory Group (TAG) Project Grant: Youth responses to e-cigarettes, e-cigarette retailing, and e-cigarette packaging in England, Canada, and the United States. PI: Hitchman, S. C. Co-Is: East, K., Aleyan, S., Taylor, E., Driezen, P., Hammond, D., Fong, G. T., McNeill, A. 01/2021-12/2022.

 

PREVIOUS GRANTS

$99,377 CAD: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Catalyst Grant: The Impact of Vaping Policies on the E-cigarette Product Market and Youth Vaping. PI: Hammond, D. Co-Is: East, K., O’Connor, R. J., Fong, G. T., Boudreau, C., Arango, M. 06/2020-06/2021.

$14,566 USD: US National Cancer Institute (via the ITC Project – Medical University of South Carolina): The Evolving Nicotine Delivery Market: Secondary Analysis of Heated Tobacco Product User and Ex-user Qualitative Data. PI: East, K. Co-Is: McNeill, A., Hitchman, S. C. 09/2019-08/2020.

£74,604: UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies PhD studentship. Examining social norms towards smoking, vaping, and the tobacco industry. PI: East, K. 10/2016-10/2019.

 

PUBLICATIONS

East, K., Taylor, E. V., Simonavičius, E., Nottage, M., Reid, J. L., Burkhalter, R., Brose, L., Wackowski, O., Liber, A., McNeill, A., Hammond, D. (2024). Noticing education campaigns or public health messages about vaping among youth in the United States, Canada and England from 2018 to 2022. Health Education Research, cyad044. DOI: 10.1093/her/cyad044.

Gravely, S., Yong, H., Reid, J. L., East, K., Liber, A. C., Cummings, K. M., Quah, A. C. K., Fong, G. T., Hammond, D. (2023). Does quitting smoking as a reason for vaping differ among dual consumers of cigarettes and nicotine vaping products by the type of vaping device they use most often? Findings from the Canada, England and the United States 2020 ITC Smoking and Vaping Survey. Preventive Medicine Reports, 102201. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2023.102201

Kasza, K. A., Hammond, D., Gravely, S., O'Connor, R. J., Meng, G., East, K., Borland, R., Cummings, K.M., Fong, G.T. & Hyland, A. (2023). Associations between nicotine vaping uptake and cigarette smoking cessation vary by smokers' plans to quit: longitudinal findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Smoking and Vaping Surveys. Addiction, 118(2), 340-352. DOI: 10.1111/add.16050

King, B., Borland, R., Le Grande, M., Diaz, D., O’Connor, R., East, K., Taylor, E., Gartner, C., Yong, H. (2023). Associations between smokers’ knowledge of causes of smoking harm and related beliefs and behaviors: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey. PLOS-ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0292856.

Kyriakos, C., Filippidis, F., East, K., Reid, J., Driezen, P., Hammond, D. (2023). Use of menthol cigarettes and accessories among youth smokers after the menthol cigarette ban in England and Canada, 2021: Implications for health equity. Tobacco Prevention & Cessation, 9. DOI: 10.18332/tpc/162682

Lemos, M., Taylor, E. T., Wadsworth, E., Reid, J. L., Hammond, D., East, K. (2023). Perceptions of Cannabis Use Risk to Mental Health Among Youth in Canada, England and the United States from 2017 to 2021. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 250: 110904. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2023.110904.

Lui, C., Yong, H., Gravely, S., East, K., Kasza, K., Gartner, C., Cummings, K. M., Fong, G. T. (2023). Gender differences in cigarette smoking cessation attempts among adults who smoke and drink alcohol at high levels: Findings from the 2018-2020 International Tobacco Control Four Country Smoking and Vaping Surveys. Addictive Behaviours, 147, 107817. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2023.107817.

Nottage, M., Taylor, E., Kim, Y., Soh, N., Hammond, D., Simonavičius, E., McNeill, A., Arnott, D., East, K. (2023). Marketing claims on the websites of leading e-cigarette brands in England. Tobacco Control. DOI: 10.1136/tc-2023-057934.

Reid, J. L., Burkhalter, R., Kasza, K., Seo, Y. S., East, K., Hyland, A., Hammond, D. (2023). Minimum legal age laws and perceived access to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other substances among youth in Canada, England, and the United States: 2017-2021. International Journal of Drug Policy. 115, 104003. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2023.104003

Roberson, A., Cummings, K. M., Reid, J. L., Burkhalter, R., Gravely, S., East, K., Thrasher, J. F., Hammond, D. (2023). Trends in E-Cigarette and Tobacco Cigarette Purchasing Behaviors by Youth in the United States, Canada, and England, 2017–2022. International Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2023.1606234.

Simonavičius, E., East, K., Taylor, E., Nottage, M., Reid, J. L., Arnott, D., Bunce, L., McNeill, A., Hammond, D. (2023). Impact of e-liquid packaging on vaping product perceptions among youth in England, Canada, and the United States; a randomised online experiment. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, ntad144. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntad144.

Sun, T., Anandan, A., Lim, C. C. W., East, K., Xu, S. S., Quah, A. C. K., Rutherford, B. N., Johnson, B., Qi, Y., Stjepanovic, D., Leung, J., Connor, J. P., Gartner, C., Hall, W. D., Vu, G., Chan, G. C. K. (2023). Global prevalence of heated tobacco product use, 2015-22: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction, 118(8): 1430– 1444. DOI: 10.1111/add.16199

Taylor, E., Arnott, D., Cheeseman, H., Hammond, D., Reid, J. L., McNeill, A., Driezen, P., East, K. (2023). Association of Fully Branded and Standardized e-Cigarette Packaging With Interest in Trying Products Among Youths and Adults in Great Britain. JAMA Network Open, 6(3), e231799-e231799. DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.1799

Taylor, E., East, K., Reid, J. L., Hammond, D. (2023). Awareness and Use of Short-fill E-liquids by Youth in England in 2021: Findings From The ITC Youth Tobacco and Vaping Survey. Tobacco Control. DOI: 10.1136/tc-2022-057871

Taylor, E., Simonavičius, E., McNeill, A., Brose, L., East, K., Marczylo, T., Robson, D. (2023). Exposure to Tobacco Specific Nitrosamines among people who vape, smoke or do neither. A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntad156

Tildy, B. E., McNeill, A., East, K., Gravely, S., Fong, G. T., Cummings, K. M., Borland, R., Chan, G. C. K., Lim, C. C. W., Gartner, C., Yong, H., Brose, S. (2023). Association between self-reported depression and anxiety and healthcare professional discussions about smoking cessation and e-cigarettes: Findings from 2018 International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Smoking and Vaping (4CV) Survey (Australia, Canada, England, US). Tobacco Prevention & Cessation. DOI: 10.18332/tpc/168288

East, K., Miller, C. R., Hitchman, S. C., McNeill, A., & Tompkins, C. N. E. T. (2022) ‘It’s not what you’d term normal smoking’: A qualitative exploration of language used to describe Heated Tobacco Product (HTP) use and associated user identity. Addiction. DOI: 10.1111/add.16051

East, K., Reid, J. L., Burkhalter, R., Wackowski, O. A., Thrasher, J. F., Tattan-Birch, H., Boudreau, C., Bansal-Travers, M., Liber, A. C., McNeill, A., & Hammond, D. (2022) Exposure to negative news stories about vaping, and harm perceptions of vaping, among youth in England, Canada, and the US before and after the outbreak of E-cigarette or Vaping-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI). Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 24(9), 1386–1395. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntac088

East, K., Reid, J. L., Burkhalter, R., Kock, L., Hyland, A., Fong, G. T., & Hammond, D. (2022) Menthol cigarette smoking among youth in England, Canada, and the US, 2018-2020: Evaluating the impact of the menthol cigarette ban in England. JAMA Network Open. DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.10029

East, K., Reid, J. L., Hammond, D. & Hitchman, S. C. (2022). Purchasing and use of e-cigarettes among youth in Scotland and England: A repeat cross-sectional evaluation of Scotland's e-cigarette retail register and prohibition of e-cigarette sales to under-18s. Qeios. DOI: 10.32388/1JZU74

Borland, R., Le Grande, M., Heckman, B., Fong, G. T., Bickel, W., Stein, J. S., East, K., Hall, P. A., Cummings, K. M. (2022). The predictive utility of valuing the future for smoking cessation: Findings from the ITC 4 country surveys. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(2), 631. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19020631.

D’Mello, K., Hammond, D., Mahamad, S., Wiggers, W., East, K. (2022). Nicotine content, labelling, and flavours of e-cigarettes in Canada: a scan of the online retail market. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada, 42(1): 4-11 DOI: 10.24095/hpcdp.42.1.02

Gravely, S., Driezen, P., McClure, E. A., Hammond, D., Cummings, K. M., Chan, G., Hyland, A., Borland, R., East, K. A., Fong, G. T., Schauer, G., Quah, A. C. K., Ouimet, J., Smith, D. M. (2022). Differences between adults who smoke daily and do and do not co-use cannabis: Findings from the 2020 ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey. Addictive behaviours, 135, 107434. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107434.

Gravely, S., Smith, D. M., Liber, A. C., Cummings, K. M., East, K., Hammond, D., Hyland, A., O’Connor, R. J., Kasza, K. A., Quah, A. C. K., Loewen, R., Martin, N., Meng, G., Ouimet, J., Thompson, M. E., Boudreau, C., McNeill, A., Sweanor, D. T., Fong, G. T. (2022). Responses to potential nicotine vaping product flavor restrictions among regular vapers using non-tobacco flavors: Findings from the 2020 ITC Smoking and Vaping Survey in Canada, England and the United States. Addictive Behaviours. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107152.

Gravely, S., Meng, G., Hammond, D., Hyland, A., Cummings, K.M., Borland, R., Kasza, K.A., Young, H.H., Thompson, M.E., Quah, A.C.K., Ouimet, J., Martin, N., O’Connor, R.J., East, K.A., McNeill, A., Boudreau, C., Levy, D., Sweanor, D., Fong, G.T. (2022). Differences in cigarette smoking quit attempts and cessation between adults who did and did not take up nicotine vaping: Findings from the ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Surveys. Addictive Behaviors, 132, 107339. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107339

Gravely, S., Yong, H., Reid, J. L., East, K., Gartner, C., Levy, D., Cummings, K. M., Borland, R., Quah, A. C. K., Bansal-Travers, M., Ouimet, J., Fong, G. T. (2022). Do current smokers and ex-smokers who use nicotine vaping products daily versus weekly differ on their reasons for vaping? Findings from the 2020 ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(21), 14130. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph192114130.

Kasza, K. A., Hammond, D., Gravely, S., O’Connor, R., Meng, G., East, K., Borland, R., Cummings, K. M., Fong, G. T., Hyland, A. (2022). Associations between nicotine vaping uptake and cigarette smoking cessation vary by smokers’ plans to quit: Longitudinal findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Smoking and Vaping Surveys. Addiction, 118(2), 340-352. DOI: 10.1111/add.16050.

Li, L., Borland, R., Yong, H., Gravely, S., Fong, G. T., Cummings, K. M., East, K., Le Grande, M. (2022). Experienced effects on well-being following smoking cessation: Findings from the 2020 ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(16), 10037. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph191610037.

Taylor, E., East, K., McNeill, A., Cummings, K. M., Thrasher, J. F., Fong, G. T., Quah, A. C. K., McDermott, M., Li, G., Borland, R., Hammond, D., Aleyan, S., & Hitchman, S. C. (2022). Changes in responses to nicotine vaping product warnings and leaflets in England compared with Canada, the US and Australia: findings from the 2016–2018 ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Surveys. Tobacco Control, 31:107-111. DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055739.

Yong, H., Chow, R., East, K., Thrasher, J., Hitchman, S. C., Borland, R., Cummings, K. M., Fong, G. T. (2022). Do social norms for cigarette smoking and nicotine vaping product use predict trying nicotine vaping products and attempts to quit cigarette smoking amongst adult smokers? Findings from the 2016-2020 ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Surveys. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntac212

Yong, H., Tagliaferri, S., Gravely, S., Borland, R., Cummings, K. M., East, K., Hyland, A., Bansal-Travers, M., Fong, G. T. (2022). Do smokers’ perceptions of the harmfulness of nicotine replacement therapy and nicotine vaping products as compared to cigarettes influence their use as an aid for smoking cessation? Findings from the ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Surveys. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. DOI: doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntac087

East, K., Reid, J. L., & Hammond, D. (2021). Prevalence of e-cigarette use and reasons for use among Canadian youth and adults. Tobacco Control. DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056605

East, K., Tompkins, C. N. E. T., McNeill, A., & Hitchman, S. C. (2021). I perceive it to be less harmful, I have no idea if it is or not:’ A qualitative exploration of the harm perceptions of IQOS among adult users. Harm Reduction Journal, 18:42. DOI: 10.1186/s12954-021-00490-8

East, K., Reid, J. L., Rynard, V. L., & Hammond, D. (2021). Trends and patterns of tobacco and nicotine product use among youth in Canada, England, and the US from 2017-2019. Journal of Adolescent Health. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2021.02.011.

East, K., McNeill, A., Thrasher, J. F., & Hitchman, S. C. (2021). Social norms as a predictor of transitions to smoking uptake among youth: a systematic review and meta-regression. Addiction. DOI: 10.1111/add.15427.

East, K., Hitchman, S. C., McNeill, A., Ferguson, S., Yong, H. H., Cummings, M. K., Fong, G. T., & Borland, R. (2021). Trends in social norms towards smoking between 2002 and 2015 among daily smokers: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey (ITC 4C). Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 23 (1), 203-211. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntz179

Taylor, E., Aleyan, S., East, K., Cummings, K. M., Thrasher, J. F., Fong, G. T., Quah, A. C. K., Li, G., Borland, R., Hammond, D., & Hitchman, S. C. (2021). Associations Between Noticing Nicotine Vaping Product Health Warning Labels, Harm Perceptions, and Use among adult vapers, current and former smokers. Findings From the 2018 ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. DOI:  10.1093/ntr/ntab256

Gravely, S., Cummings, K. M., Hammond, D., Borland, R., McNeill, A., East, K., Loewen, R., Martin, N., Yong, H. H., Liber, A., Levy, D. T., Quah, A. C. K., Ouimet, J., Hitchman, S. C., Thompson, M. E., Boudreau, C., & Fong, G. T. (2021). Self-reported quit aids and assistance used by smokers at their most recent quit attempt: Findings from the 2020 International Tobacco Control Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. ntab068. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntab068.

McDermott, M., East, K., Brose, L., McNeill, A., Hitchman, S. C., & Partos, T. (2021). The effectiveness of using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation compared to other commonly used methods: a longitudinal cohort study. Addiction. DOI: 10.1111/add.15474.

Jackson, S. E., Proudfoot, H., Brown, J., East, K., Hitchman, S. C., & Shahab, L. (2020). Perceived non-smoking norms and motivation to stop smoking, quit attempts, and cessation: a cross-sectional study in England. Scientific Reports (Nature), 10(1). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-67003-8.

McDermott, M., East, K., Hitchman, S. C., McNeill, A., Tountas, Y., Demjén, T., Fernández, E., Mons, U., Trofor, A.C., Herbeć, A., Janik-Koncewicz, K., Fong, G.T., & Vardavas, C., on behalf of the EUREST-PLUS consortium (2020). Social norms for e-cigarettes and smoking: associations with initiation of e-cigarette use, intentions to quit smoking and quit attempts: findings from the EUREST-PLUS ITC Europe Surveys. European Journal of Public Health, 20 (Supplement 3), iii46–iii54. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa014.

East, K., Hitchman, S. C., McNeill, A., Thrasher, J. F., & Hammond, D. (2019). Social norms towards smoking and vaping and associations with product use among youth in England, Canada, and the US. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 205. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107635

Aleyan, A., East, K., McNeill, A., Cummings, K. M., Fong, G. T., Yong, H. H., Thrasher, J. F., Borland, R., & Hitchman, S. C. (2019). Differences in norms towards the use of nicotine vaping products among adult smokers, former smokers and nicotine vaping product users: Cross-sectional findings from the 2016 ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey. Addiction. DOI: 10.1111/add.14648

East, K., Hitchman, S., McDermott, M., McNeill, A., Herbeć, A., Tountas, Y., Bécuwe, N., Demjén, T., Fu, M., Fernández, E., Mons, U., Trofor, A.C., Zatoński, W., Fong, G.T., & Vardavas, C., on behalf of the EUREST-PLUS consortium (2019). Social Norms Towards Smoking and Electronic Cigarettes Among Adult Smokers in Seven European Countries: Findings from the EUREST-PLUS ITC Europe Surveys. Tobacco Induced Diseases, 16(2). DOI: 10.18332/tid/104417

East, K., Brose, L.S., McNeill, A., Cheeseman, H., Arnott, D. & Hitchman, S.C. (2018). Harm Perceptions of Electronic Cigarettes and Nicotine: A Nationally Representative Cross-Sectional Survey of Young People in Great Britain. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 192, 257-263. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.08.016

East, K., Hitchman, S. C., Bakolis, I., Williams, S., Cheeseman, H., Arnott, D., & McNeill, A. (2018). The Author’s Reply. Journal of Adolescent Health, 63(1), 118-119. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.04.006

East, K., Hitchman, S. C., Bakolis, I., Williams, S., Cheeseman, H., Arnott, D., & McNeill, A. (2018). The association between smoking and electronic cigarette use in a cohort of young people. Journal of Adolescent Health, 62(5), 539-547. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.11.301

Lawn, W., Freeman, T. P., East, K., Gaule, A., Aston, E. R., Bloomfield, M. A., Das, R. K., Morgan, C. J. A., & Curran, H. V. (2018). The acute effects of a dopamine D3 receptor preferring agonist on motivation for cigarettes in dependent and occasional cigarette smokers. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 20(7), 800-809. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntx159

Eastwood, B., East, K., Brose, L. S., Dockrell, M. J., Arnott, D., Cheeseman, H., & McNeill, A. (2017). Electronic cigarette use in young people in Great Britain 2015–2016. Public health, 149, 45-48. DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2017.03.019

 

GOVERNMENT REPORTS

East, K., O’Connor, R., Hammond, D. (2022). Vaping products in Canada: A market scan of e-liquid products, flavours, and nicotine content. URL: davidhammond.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/2021-E-cigarette-retail-scan-report-East-Hammond.pdf

McNeill, A., Simonavičius, E., Brose, L., Taylor, E., East, K., Zuikova, E., Calder, R., Robson, D. (2022). Nicotine vaping in England: an evidence update including health risks and perceptions, 2022. Office for Health Improvement and Disparities. URL: assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1107701/Nicotine-vaping-in-England-2022-report.pdf

Hammond, D., Reid, J. L., East, K., Burkhalter, R. (2022). Evaluating Provincial Vaping Policies Among Young People In British Columbia. British Columbia Ministry of Health.

Hammond, D., East, K., Wiggers, D., Mahamad, S. (2020). Vaping products in Canada: A market scan of industry packaging practices. Health Canada. davidhammond.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/2020-Vaping-Packaging-Final-Report-Hammond-Dec-15.pdf

East, K., Hitchman, S. C., Stead, M., Mackintosh, A. M., & McNeill, A. (2017). The development of tools to measure norms towards smoking, nicotine use, and the tobacco industry. The Public Health Research Consortium. URL: phrc.lshtm.ac.uk/papers/PHRC_013_Final_Report.pdf.

 

REGISTRATIONS OF ANALYSES AND SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS

Simonavicius, E., Nottage, M., Taylor, E., East, K., Walker, N., Reid, J. L., McNeill, A., Hammond, D. (2023). Reasons, intentions and attempts to stop vaping among youth in England, Canada, and the US from 2017 to 2022 (analysis pre-registration). Open Science Framework. URL: osf.io/jz8wq .

D’Mello, K., East, K., Fong, G. T., McNeill, A., Hammond, D. (2023) The Use of Vaping Products in Attempts to Stop Smoking: Trends over time and possible substitution for other smoking cessation aids in Canada, the United States, England, and Australia (analysis pre-registration). Open Science Framework. URL: osf.io/jpnqc.

Lohner, V., East, K., Andreas, M., Grundinger, N., Schneider, Sabine Vollstaedt-Klein, S., Fong, G. T., McNeill, A., Mons, U. (2023). Patterns of perceived addiction in relation to e-cigarette use and associations with vaping and smoking cessation: a longitudinal analysis of the International Tobacco Control Smoking and Vaping (ITC 4CV) England Survey 2016 – 2020 (analysis pre-registration). Open Science Framework. URL: osf.io/6pd4v.

Jackson, S., Tattan-Birch, H., East, K., Cox, S., Shahab, L., Brown, J. (2023). Trends in harm perceptions of e-cigarettes compared with cigarettes among adults who smoke in England, 2014-2023 (analysis pre-registration). Open Science Framework. URL: osf.io/98w4z.

East, K., D’Mello, K., Vu, G., Sun, T., Perman-Howe, P., Taylor, E., Nottage, M., Brose, L., McNeill, A. (2022). Perceptions of risks across vaping products: an online survey of adult smokers and vapers (analysis pre-registration). Open Science Framework. URL: osf.io/ka2zc/. DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/KA2ZC.

East, K., Aleyan, S., Taylor, E. V., Reid, J. L., Burkhalter, R., Hitchman, S. C., Brose, L., Liber, A., Wackowski, O., McNeill, A., Hammond, D. (2022). Trends and country differences in noticing education campaigns or public health messages about e-cigarettes: repeated cross-sectional surveys of youth in England, Canada, and the United States from 2018 to 2021. Open Science Framework. URL: osf.io/6c2uz. DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/6C2UZ.

Nottage, M. K., Simonavicius, E., Taylor, E. V., East, K., Reid, J. L., Hammond, D., McNeill, A. (2022). Cross-country content analysis of e-cigarette packaging: a codebook and study protocol. PsyArXiv. URL: psyarxiv.com/bh3mp. DOI: 10.31234/osf.io/bh3mp.

Simonavicius, E., Reid, J. L., Hammond, D., East, K., Taylor, E. V., Hitchman, S. C., Aleyan, S., Nottage, M. K., Arnott, D., Cheeseman, H., Bunce, L., McNeill, A. (2022). Impact of e-liquid packaging on vaping product perceptions among youth in England, Canada, and the US. Open Science Framework. URL: osf.io/62nx5. DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/62NX5.

Taylor, E. V., East, K., Reid, J. L., Burkhalter, R., Hammond, D. (2022). Awareness and Use of Short-fill E-liquids by Youth in England in 2021: Findings From The ITC Youth Tobacco and Vaping Survey. Open Science Framework. URL: osf.io/yd2c8

East, K., Simonavicius, E., Robson, D., Brose, L., Taylor, E., Kozlowski, L., McNeill, A. (2021). E-cigarette risk perceptions and communications: a systematic review. PROSPERO. CRD42021247890. URL: www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?RecordID=247890

East, K., Reid, J. L., Burkhalter, R., Hammond, D. (2021). Menthol cigarette smoking among youth in England, Canada, and the US between 2018 and 2020: Evaluating menthol bans and characterising menthol smokers. Open Science Framework. URL: osf.io/q2bmj. DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/Q2BMJ.

East, K., Reid, J. L., Burkhalter, R., Wackowski, O., Thrasher, J. F., Tattan-Birch, H., Boudreau, C., Hammond, D. (2021). Exposure to negative news stories and harm perceptions of e-cigarettes before and after the US outbreak of vaping-associated lung injury (EVALI) among youth in the US, Canada, and England. Open Science Framework. URL: osf.io/m2rfu. DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/M2RFU.

East, K., Reid, J. L., Rynard, V., Hammond, D. (2020). Prevalence and trends of tobacco and nicotine product use among youth in Canada, the US, and England from 2017-2019. Open Science Framework. URL: osf.io/ea8yj/. DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/EA8YJ.

East, K., Reid, J. L., Hammond, D., Hitchman, S. C. (2019). Differences in purchasing of e-cigarettes among youth from Scotland and England: A repeat cross-sectional evaluation of Scotland's e-cigarette retail register and ban of e-cigarette sales to under-18s. Open Science Framework. URL: osf.io/4ba9h/. DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/4BA9H.

Jackson, S., Shahab, L., Brown, J., Proudfoot, H., East, K. (2019). Associations between perceived non-smoking norms and motivation to stop smoking, quit attempts, and cessation: a cross-sectional study. Open Science Framework. URL: osf.io/dxqza/.

East, K., Jahnel, T., Shiffman, S., Ferguson, S. (2018). Trends in social norms towards smoking between 2002 and 2015: Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey. Open Science Framework. URL: osf.io/5xtmp/. URL: 10.17605/OSF.IO/5XTMP.

East, K., McDermott, M., Hitchman, S. C., McNeill, A., Herbec, A., Tountas, Y., Bécuwe, N., Demjén, T., Fu, M., Fernandez, E., Mons, U., Trofor, A., Zatoński, W. A., Fong, G. T., Vardavas, C. (2018). Social Norms Towards Smoking and Electronic Cigarettes Among Adult Smokers in Seven European Countries: Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Project. Open Science Framework. URL: osf.io/edwz5/. URL: 10.17605/OSF.IO/EDWZ5.

East, K., Hitchman, S. C., McNeill, A., Ferguson, S., Yong, H. H., Cummings, K. M., Fong, G., Borland, R. (2017). Trends in social norms towards smoking between 2002 and 2015: Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey. Open Science Framework. URL: osf.io/akrwv/. URL: 10.17605/OSF.IO/AKRWV.

East, K., Hitchman, S., Thrasher, J., McNeill, A. (2021). Social norms as a predictor of smoking uptake among youth: a systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-regression. PROSPERO. CRD42016033416. URL: www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?RecordID=33416.

 

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

International Tobacco Control (ITC) Policy Evaluation Project Seminar: DHSC Open consultation: Creating a smokefree generation and tackling youth vaping: your views [Invited Speaker] (Online, 14th November 2023).

Society for the Study of Addiction 2023 Annual Meeting: Examining vaping harm perceptions and how they can be modified [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (Newcastle  [UK], 10th November 2023).

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Europe 2023 Annual Meeting: Perceptions of harms across vaping products: an online survey of adults who smoke and/or vape in the UK [Oral Presentation] (London [UK], 11th September 2023).

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Europe 2023 Annual Meeting: Attempts to quit smoking, depressive symptoms, and alcohol use among adults who smoke daily and do and do not co-use cannabis: Findings from the 2020 ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey [Poster Presentation] (London [UK], 12th September 2023).

KCL National Addiction Centre: Vaping harm perceptions and how they can be modified [Oral Presentation as part of Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) Fellows’ Meeting, Invited Speaker] (London [UK], 17th August 2023)

Division of Psychiatry, University College London (UCL): Vaping Products, Perceptions, and Policies [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (London [UK], 13th July 2023)

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience (IoPPN) Research Festival: 2022/23 IoPPN Open Research Award – Introducing Open Science Practices into Existing International Projects [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (London [UK], 17th May 2023)

Rutgers Center for Tobacco Studies, Rutgers University: Examining vaping harm perceptions and how they can be modified [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (New Brunswick [US], 8th March 2023)

Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University: Examining vaping harm perceptions and how they can be modified [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (New York [US], 7th March 2023)

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2023 Annual Meeting: Noticing education campaigns or public health messages about vaping among youth in England, Canada, and the US from 2018 to 2022 [Poster Presentation] (San Antonio [US], 2nd March 2023).

KCL National Addiction Centre: “It's not what you'd term normal smoking” A qualitative exploration of HTP language and user identity [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (London [UK], 26th January 2023).

French National Cancer Institute (INCa) International Scientific Conference on E-cigarette: “Vaping harm perceptions: Systematic review of interventions to change them, and associations with vaping/smoking behaviours” [Poster Presentation] (Paris [France], 5th December 2022).

Lisbon Addictions 2022 European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies: “It's not what you'd term normal smoking” A qualitative exploration of HTP language and user identity [Oral Presentation, Symposium] (Lisbon [Portugal], 24th November 2022).

Data Working Group, International Tobacco Control (ITC) Policy Evaluation Project: Open science and ITC [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (Online, 28th September 2022).

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) Seminar, The University of Sheffield: Examining vaping harm perceptions and how they can be modified [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (Sheffield [UK], 6th July 2022).

Cancer Research UK E-cigarette Research Forum (UKECRF) (East K, Nottage M, Taylor E): An examination of e-cigarette packaging & marketing, and how youth and adults respond [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (Online, 27th May 2022).

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Europe 2022 Annual Meeting: Vaping products and promotional and labelling practices in Canada before and after provincial restrictions on nicotine concentration and flavours: a scan of the online retail market [Oral Presentation] (Online, 17th March 2022).

Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, The University of Bristol: Examining vaping harm perceptions and how they can be modified. [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (Bristol [UK], 11th March 2022).

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Europe 2021 Annual Meeting: Exposure to negative news stories and harm perceptions of vaping before, during, and after ‘EVALI’: Findings from the ITC Youth Tobacco and Vaping Surveys [Oral Presentation, Symposium] (Online, 16th September 2021).

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Europe 2021 Annual Meeting: Menthol cigarette smoking among youth in England, Canada, and the US between 2018 and 2020: Findings from the ITC Youth Tobacco and Vaping Surveys [Oral Presentation, Symposium] (Online, 15th September 2021).

International Tobacco Control (ITC) Policy Evaluation Project Seminar: Exposure to negative news stories and harm perceptions of vaping before, during, and after ‘EVALI’: Findings from the ITC Youth Tobacco and Vaping Surveys [Invited Speaker] (Online, 24th August 2021).

International Tobacco Control (ITC) Policy Evaluation Project Seminar: Menthol cigarette smoking among youth in England, Canada, and the US between 2018 and 2020 – Evaluating menthol bans and characterising menthol smokers [Invited Speaker] (Online, 1st June 2021).

International Tobacco Control (ITC) Policy Evaluation Project Seminar: I perceive it to be less harmful, I have no idea if it is or not:’ A qualitative exploration of the harm perceptions of IQOS among adult users [Invited Speaker] (Online, 20th October 2020).

Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2020 Tobacco and Vaping Control Forum: Youth vaping, tobacco use and the evolving nicotine market in Canada: Patterns of use and policy implications [Symposium, Invited Speaker] (Online, 22nd September 2020).

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Europe 2020 Annual Meeting: Use and purchasing of e-cigarettes among Scottish and English youth: A repeat cross-sectional evaluation of Scotland's ban of e-cigarette sales to minors and retail register [Oral Presentation] (Online, 17th September 2020).

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2020 Annual Meeting: What influences harm perceptions of IQOS? A qualitative study of IQOS users and ex-users in London (UK) [Poster Presentation] (New Orleans [US], 14th March 2020).

Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, The University of Bristol: Social Norms Towards Smoking and Vaping: Are They Associated with Smoking and Vaping Behaviours and Policies Across Countries? (UK) [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (Bristol [UK], 1st November 2019).

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience Student Showcase: Social Norms Towards Smoking and E-Cigarettes in Seven European Countries: Findings From the 2016 International Tobacco Control (ITC) Europe Surveys [Poster Presentation] (London [UK], 9th April 2019).

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2019 Annual Meeting: Social Norms Towards Smoking and E-Cigarettes in Seven European Countries: Findings From the 2016 International Tobacco Control (ITC) Europe Surveys [Poster Presentation] (San Francisco [US], 21st February 2019).

Society for the Study of Addiction 2018 Annual Meeting: Does Stimulus Control of Smoking Predict Lapse Risk and Time to First Lapse? Analysis using Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) Methods [Poster Presentation] (Newcastle [UK], 9th November 2018).

Society for the Study of Addiction PhD Symposium: How Have Social Norms Towards Smoking Changed Over Time in Canada, the US, the UK and Australia? [Oral Presentation] (Newcastle [UK], 7th November 2018).

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2018 Europe Annual Meeting: Social Norms Towards Smoking and E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Association With Product Use: Findings from England, Canada and the United States [Poster Presentation] (Munich [Germany], 6th September 2018).

UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS) 2018 Conference: How Have Social Norms Towards Smoking Changed Over Time? Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (Nottingham [UK], 17th July 2018).

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC): Social Norms Towards Smoking: Their Definition, Measurement, and the Debated Influence of E-cigarettes [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (Sydney [Australia], 12th April 2018).

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2018 Annual Meeting: The Association Between Norms and Smoking Uptake Among Youth: A Systematic Review [Oral Presentation, Symposium] (Baltimore [US], 22nd February 2018).

Lisbon Addictions 2017 Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies: The Prospective Association Between Smoking and Electronic Cigarette Use in a Cohort of Young People in Great Britain [Oral Presentation, Paper Session] (Lisbon [Portugal], 24th October 2017).

KCL National Addiction Centre: The Prospective Association Between Smoking and Electronic Cigarette Use in a Cohort of Young People in Great Britain [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (London [UK], 25th September 2017).

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2017 Annual Meeting: A Pilot of Measures Assessing Norms Towards Smoking, Nicotine & and the Tobacco Industry: Findings from the 2016 England Smokers’ Toolkit Survey [Poster Presentation] (Florence [Italy], 10th March 2017).

Society for the Study of Addiction 2016 Annual Meeting: Harm perceptions of electronic cigarettes and nicotine in GB youth: are they associated with social norms? [Poster Presentation] (York [UK], 10th November 2016).

 

Academic citizenship, management, and leadership

PRESENTATIONS TO GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID): Nicotine vaping in England: An evidence update including health risks and perceptions [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (Online, 12th December 2022).

Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) (McNeill A, Simonavicius E, Taylor E, Robson D, Brose L, East K): Nicotine vaping in England: an evidence update including health risks and perceptions [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (Online, 21st September 2022).

Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) (McNeill A, Simonavicius E, Taylor E, Robson D, Brose L, East K): Nicotine vaping in England: an evidence update including health risks and perceptions [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (Online, 10th May 2022).

Health Canada: Health Effects of Vaping Virtual Collaborative Forum. [Forum Discussion, Invited Speaker] (Online, 26th April 2022).

Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) (McNeill A, Simonavicius E, Taylor E, Zuikova L, Robson D, Brose L, East K): Vaping in England Evidence Review [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (Online, 3rd December 2021).

UK Department of Health: The Development of Tools to Measure Norms Towards Smoking, Nicotine Use and the Tobacco Industry [Oral Presentation, Invited Speaker] (London [UK], 17th April 2017).

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTIONS

Co-Chair, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Policy Research Network (January 2024 – present)

Conference Organising Committee, Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) (September 2021 – present)

No/Lo Alcohol Advisory Group, University of Sheffield (February 2023 – present)

Session chair, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Europe (SRNT) 2023 Annual Meeting (September 2023)

Early Career Research Network (ECRN) Steering Committee, Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) (September 2021 – present)

Steering Committee, UK E-Cigarette Research Forum (UKECRF), Cancer Research UK (November 2021 – present)

Local Organising Committee, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Europe (SRNT-E) Annual Meeting (September 2022 – September 2023)

Operations Coordinator, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) Policy Research Network (September 2020 – March 2023)

Session chair, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 2023 Annual Meeting (March 2023)

Session chair, Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) Annual Meeting (November 2022)

Vaping Evaluation Project Advisory Committee, Canadian Cancer Society (November 2021)

Session chair, Society for the Study of Addiction 2021 PhD Symposium (November 2021)

Session co-chair, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT-E) Europe 2021 Annual Meeting (September 2021)

Founder and co-lead, ReproducibiliTea Journal Club, University of Waterloo (January – September 2021)

Session co-chair, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT-E) Europe 2020 Annual Meeting (September 2020)

Co-founder and lead member of the Addictions Research Assistant Network. Organised and ran the Network’s launch event: Career Initiatives and Networking for Research Assistants (August 2015 – September 2016)

 

Knowledge Dissemination and Impact

 

PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS

British Youth Council NHS Youth Forum: What influences vaping harm perceptions among young adults and how can they be modified? [Public engagement panel consultation] (Online, 14th December 2021).

Advice Leading to Public Health Advancement (ALPHA) (East K, Ryan C, Lemos M): What influences vaping harm perceptions among young adults and how can they be modified? [Public engagement panel consultation] (Online, 11th December 2021).

SPECTRUM Tobacco and Nicotine Discussion Group (TANG): What influences vaping harm perceptions among young adults and how can they be modified? [Public engagement panel consultation] (Online, 7th December 2021).

Guerilla Science: Invited to be a scientific collaborator, ran a workshop at a UK festival (June 2017 – July 2018).

UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies Smoker’s Panel: Are E-Cigarettes Renormalising Smoking? The Development of Tools to Measure Norms Towards Smoking, Nicotine Use, and the Tobacco Industry [Public engagement panel consultation] (Nottingham [UK], 8th June 2017).

The Portsmouth Grammar School: Invited to give an oral presentation and discussion with Sixth Form students about my academic journey and current research (Portsmouth [UK], 7th November 2016).

 

WORKING GROUPS AND ROUNDTABLES

INTENT Smoking Prevention Programme Working Group, Evidence to Impact (October 2022 – present)

Joint Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) / Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) Round Tables on Youth Vaping (August 2022)

 

MEDIA AND OTHER PUBLIC-FACING WORK

ITV News, discussing youth vaping (July 2023)

Stylist, “The vape debate: as Glastonbury bans disposable e-cigarettes, will anything get Gen Z to give up the habit?” (June 2023)

BBC Radio Wales, discussing e-cigarette packaging (March 2023)

BBC Radio 5 Live, discussing e-cigarette packaging (March 2023)

The News Movement, discussing e-cigarette packaging (March 2023)

The Guardian, discussing e-cigarette packaging (March 2023)

KCL Press Office, “Standardised packaging on vapes reduces appeal to teenagers” (March 2023) – picked up by national and international media outlets and journals, including The Independent, British Psychological Society, BBC, ITV, Science Media Center

Addiction Audio,Heated Tobacco Products and Identity with Dr Katie East” (November 2022)

TIME Magazine, “The FDA Is Moving Forward with a Menthol Cigarette Ban. Here's What the Science Says” (April 2022)

Eureka!Is vaping our next public health emergency?” (October 2021)

Addiction Audio,Social norms and smoking behaviour with Katie East” (August 2021)

Science Gallery London, Scientific Collaborator, HOOKED gallery exhibition, (October 2016 – June 2018)

What’s the Crack, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2018 Annual Meeting (March 2018)

What’s the Crack, Lisbon Addictions 2017 (October 2017)

Writer of two articles for The Psychologist magazine, British Psychological Society (November 2016 and March 2017)

 

 

Professional Memberships and Recognition

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA), 2023-present

Fellow, Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA), 2021-present

Member, Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA), 2016-present

Member, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT), 2017-present