Neuropsychiatrist and Principal Investigator, Department of Psychiatry, Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, University of Cambridge
Valerie Voon is a neuropsychiatrist and neuroscientist at the University of Cambridge. She is a Medical Research Council Senior Clinical Fellow. She completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Toronto, a research fellowship at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and a PhD in neuroscience through the University College London. Her research group uses multimodal approaches to understand mechanisms underlying impulsivity and compulsivity across repetitive behaviours.
Dr. Voon's research group focuses on mechanisms underlying impulsivity and compulsivity and relevance to disorders of addiction across both drug and natural rewards. She uses a multimodal approach including anatomical and functional MRI, PET, pharmacological challenges, computational modelling and cognitive neuroscience. She has published extensively with over 100 peer-reviewed publications including in high impact journals such as Neuron, Molecular Psychiatry, Lancet Neurology, Annals of Neurology, Brain and Biological Psychiatry. She is a Fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association.