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Dr Karen Hampson

PositionResearcher in Adaptive Optics
LocationF14b, Richmond building
DepartmentSchool of Optometry and Vision Science
Telephone+44 (0) 1274 234652
EmailK.M.Hampson@bradford.ac.uk

Research Interests (key words only)

ocular aberrations, adaptive optics

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Additional tutor on the first year module: Pure and Visual Optics
  • Supervision of PhD students
  • Matlab tutorials for post-graduates

Study History

  • Master in Physics (MPhys), 1st Class, Swansea University, 2000
  • PhD, Adaptive Optics for Vision Science, Imperial College, 2004, supervised by Professor Chris Dainty and Dr Carl Paterson
  • Post-graduate certificate in Higher Education Practice, Bradford University, 2015

Professional History

She was appointed as a researcher in adaptive optics at the University of Bradford in 2005 and has significantly contributed to setting up the adaptive optics laboratory with Professor Mallen and Dr Cufflin.

Professional Activities

  • Secretary of the Institute of Physics Medical Physics Committee
  • Committee member of the Institute of Physics Optical Group

Research Areas

Karen's research interests are in the field of ocular aberrations and adaptive optics. She is interested in the effect of aberrations on accommodation control and myopia. She also uses adaptive optics to image individual retinal cells in vivo with the aim to detect and study disease at the single cell level. She has developed three adaptive optics systems at Bradford:

1) Monocular system to study the effect of aberrations on accommodation control
2) Binocular system to investigate the effect of aberrations on binocular accommodation control and convergence
3) Retinal imaging system

She also developed the first ever binocular Shack-Hartmann sensor.

Publications

Book

Introduction to Adaptive Optics for Vision Science, (CRC Press, September 2016)

Commissioned Review Article

K. M. Hampson, Adaptive optics and vision, J. Mod. Opt. 55, 3425-3467 (2008)

Refereed Journal Articles

  • K. M. Hampson and E. A. H. Mallen, “Effect of correction of aberration dynamics on chaos in human ocular accommodation”, Opt. Lett. 38, 863-877 (2013)
  • P. Curd, K. M. Hampson and E. A. H. Mallen, “Processing blur of conflicting stimuli during the latency and onset of accommodation”, Vis. Res. 92, 75-84 (2013)
  • K. M. Hampson and E. A. H. Mallen, “Correspondence of chaos in binocular aberration dynamics”, Opt. Lett. 38, 302-304 (2013)
  • K. M. Hampson and E. A. H. Mallen, “Chaos in ocular aberration dynamics of the human eye”, Biomed. Opt. Exp. 3, 863-877 (2012)
  • K. M. Hampson and E. A. H. Mallen, “Multifractality in steady-state accommodation control is robust to dynamic correction of aberrations using adaptive optics”, J. Mod. Opt. 59, 1056-1063 (2012)
  • K. M. Hampson and E. A. H. Mallen, “Multifractal nature of ocular aberration dynamics of the human eye”, Biomed. Opt. Exp. 1, 464-470 (2011)
  • K. M. Hampson, S. S. Chin and E. A. H. Mallen, “Effect of temporal location of correction of monochromatic aberrations on the dynamic accommodation response”, Biomed. Opt. Exp. 1, 879-894 (2010)
  • S. S. Chin, K. M. Hampson, and E. A. H. Mallen, “Effect of correction of ocular aberration dynamics on the accommodation response to a sinusoidally moving stimulus”, Opt. Lett. 34, 3274-3276 (2009)
  • S. S. Chin, K. M. Hampson, and E. A. H. Mallen, “Role of ocular aberrations in dynamic accommodation control”, Clin. Exp. Opt. 92, 227-237 (2009)
  • K. M. Hampson, S. S. Chin and E. A. H. Mallen, “Dual wavefront sensing channel monocular adaptive optics system for accommodation studies”, Opt. Exp. 17, 18229-18240, (2009)
  • K. M. Hampson, S. S. Chin and E. A. H. Mallen, “Binocular Shack-Hartmann sensor for the human eye”, J. Mod. Opt. 55, 703-716 (2008)
  • S. S. Chin, K. M. Hampson, and E. A. H. Mallen, “Binocular correlation of ocular aberration dynamics”, Opt. Exp. 16, 14731-14745 (2008)
  • E. A. H. Mallen, P. Kashyap and K. M. Hampson, “Transient axial length change during the accommodation response in young adults”, IOVS 47, 1251-1254 (2006)
  • K. M. Hampson et al., “Adaptive optics system for investigation of the effect of the aberration dynamics of the human eye on steady-state accommodation control”, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 1082-1088 (2006)
  • K. M. Hampson, E. A. H. Mallen and C. Dainty, “Coherence function analysis of the higher-order aberrations of the human eye”, Opt. Lett 31, 184-186 (2006)
  • K. M. Hampson et al., “Weak correlation between the aberration dynamics of the human eye and the cardiopulmonary system”, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7, 1241-1250 (2005)

Conference Proceedings

  • K. M. Hampson, S. S. Chin and E. A. H. Mallen, “Does the accommodative mechanism of the eye calibrate itself using aberration dynamics”, Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine, Galway, 282-287 (2008)
  • E. Dalimier, K. M. Hampson and J. C Dainty, “Effects of adaptive optics on visual performance”, Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), Opto-Ireland 2005: Imaging and Vision 5823: 20-28 (2005)

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