Valerie is starting a Distinguished Professorship at the ISTBI, Fudan University and is a Medical Research Council Senior Clinical Fellow at the University of Cambridge. Her research group spans Cambridge and Shanghai focusing on interventional experimental psychiatry identifying modulation-responsive biomarkers towards precision neuromodulation. Her work is theory-driven anchored on cognitive neuroscience - the functional bridge between brain and behaviour - particularly impulse control and flexibility and its relationship with addiction cues and negative emotions. She uses multimodal approaches including imaging, neuromodulation, physiology, pharmacological challenges, and computational modeling. She has published over 200 articles including in high level journals such as Neuron, Lancet Neurology, Molecular Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry and Brain. She is the President of the British Neuropsychiatry Association.