Dr

Karen Hampson MPhys PhD MInstP FHEA

Researcher in Adaptive Optics for Biological Imaging and Satellites

TEL: 01865 273940
  • Biography
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Biography

Dr Karen Hampson completed her MPhys at the University of Swansea in 2000. She then joined the Physics Department of Imperial College London where she completed her PhD in Adaptive Optics for Vision Science in 2004. After that, she continued to work in this area at the University of Bradford, Department of Optometry, where she contributed significantly to obtaining two EPSRC grants and developed several adaptive optics systems. Also during this time she completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice and became Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Karen joined the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford in August 2017, where she develops adaptive optics systems for microscopy and satellites.

External Engagement with Learned Bodies

  • 2019 – Present: OSA Edgar D. Tillyer Award Committee Member
  • 2018 – Present: Vice Chair of OSA Applications of Visual Science Technical Group
  • 2018 – Present: Groups Committee Member of the Institute of Physics
  • 2015 – 2019: Optical Group Committee Member of the Institute of Physics
  • 2015 – 2018: Secretary of the Medical Physics Committee of the Institute of Physics
  • 2013 – 2015: Yorkshire Branch Committee Member of the Institute of Physics

Current Projects

  • Multiconjugate adaptive optics module
  • Automated alignment of satellite optics in collaboration with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

Related Academics

Book

  • Introduction to Adaptive Optics for Vision Science, CRC Press, 2019

Commissioned Review Article

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

Invited Co-Authorship on State of the Field Opinion Paper

  • S. Marcos, J. S. Werner, S. Burns, W. Merigan, P. Artal, D. A. Atchison, K. M. Hampson et al., “Vision Science and Adaptive Optics, The State of the Field”, Vis. Res. 132, 3-33 (2017)

Refereed Journal Articles

  • N. Hynes, M. P. Cufflin, K. M. Hampson and E. A. H. Mallen, “Cognitive Demand and Accommodative Microfluctuations”, Vision 2, 1-11 (2018)
  • K. M. Hampson, M. P. Cufflin and E. A. H. Mallen, “Sensitivity of Chaos Measures in detecting Stress in the Focusing Control Mechanism of the Short-Sighted Eye”, Bull. Math. Biol. 79, 1870-1887 (2017)
  • K. M. Hampson, M. P. Cufflin and E. A. H. Mallen, “Effect of correction of aberration dynamics on chaos in human ocular accommodation”, Opt. Lett. 38, 4747-4749 (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)