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  • Valerie VOON
  • Research Direction:cognitive neuroscience, neuromodulation, neuroimaging, computational psychiatry
  • Email:vv247@cam.ac.uk
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  • Brief Introduction:Valerie is a Distinguished Professor at Fudan University and also has a highly prestigious Medical Research Council Senior Fellowship and is a Senior Principal Investigator and academic neuropsychiatrist at the University of Cambridge. Her research group across Shanghai and Cambridge focuses on identifying biomarkers sensitive to neuromodulation towards the development of precision closed-loop invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation. She uses a multimodal approach including cognitive neuroscience, computational psychiatry, neuromodulation, and neuroimaging. Her work focuses on addictions and compulsive disorders running both experimental studies and randomized controlled trials. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts in high impact journals including Neuron, Lancet Neurology, Molecular Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry and Brain with a high impact factor (71). She has multiple invitations to speak internationally. She is the current president of the British Neuropsychiatry Association.
  • Achievement:

    Mandali A, Manssuer L, Zhao Y, Ding Q, Zhang C, Wang L, Pan Y, Li D, Sun B, Voon V. Acute time-locked alpha frequency subthalamic stimulation reduced negative emotional bias in Parkinson’s disease. Biol Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuro Neuroimaging 2021;6:568-578

    Kohl S, Hannah R, Rocchi L, Nord CL, Rothwell J, Voon V. Cortical paired associative stimulation influences response inhibition: cortico-cortical and cortico-subcortical networks. Biol Psychiatry, 2019;85:355-363

    Voon V, Droux F, Morris L, Chabardes S, Bougerol T, David O, Krack P, Polosan M. Decisional impulsivity and the associative-limbic subthalamic nucleus in obsessive-compulsive disorder: functional connectivity and subthalamic stimulation. Brain 2017;140:442-456

    Morris LS, Kundu P, Baek K, Irvine MA, Mechelmans DJ, Woods J, Harrison NA, Robbins TW, Bullmore ET, Voon V. Jumping the gun: mapping neural correlates of waiting impulsivity and relevance across alcohol misuse. Biol Psychiatry. 2016;79:499-507

    Voon V, Derbyshire K, Ruck C, Irvine MA, Worbe Y, Enander J, Schrebier LR, Gillan C, Fineberg NA, Sahakian BJ, Robbins TW, Harrison NA, Wood J, Daw ND, Dayan P, Grant JE, Bullmore ET. Disorders of compulsivity: a common bias towards learning habits. Mol Psychiatry. 2015;20:345-52

    Voon V, Brezing C, Gallea C, Fernandez H, Pessiglione M, Dolan RJ, Hallett M. Mechanisms underlying gain bias in a disorder of compulsive choice Neuron 2010;65:135-142.

    Mayberg HS, Lozano AM, Voon V, Kennedy SH, McNeely HE, Hamani C, Schwalb JM, Seminowicz D. Deep brain stimulation for treatment resistant depression. Neuron 2005;45:651-60