I qualified as an occupational therapist from St Martin's College, Lancaster in 2009. After working in a variety of clinical settings in the North West, I began work in dementia care settings where I have remained for the past 16 years.  My passion for providing compassionate and person centred care for people with dementia was further fuelled in the completion of a Masters in Dementia Care in 2013.

This then led me back to Lancaster to undertake a PhD working with people with dementia to understand their engagement in occupations while testing out a framework for occupational engagement.  

Lead Supervisor: Dr Karen Morris

Qualifications and memberships

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

MSc Dementia Studies

Academic and research interests

Occupational Therapy




Hampson, C and Morris, K. (2018) Research into the Experience of Dementia: Methodological and Ethical Challenges. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 1(1), pp. 15-19.

Hampson, C and Morris, K. (2017) Dementia: Normla Ageing, Political Cause or Social Construction? Open Access Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 1 (4), pp. 1-4.

Hampson, C and Morris, K (2016) Dementia: Sustaining Self in the Face of Cognitive Decline.  Geriatrics, 1(25), pp. 1-6.

Hampson, C and Smith, SJ (2015) Helping occupational performance through engagement: A service evaluation of a programme for informal carers of people with dementia. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 78(3), pp. 200-204.

Dickens, L and Hampson, C (2011) Occupationally Engaging People with Dementia.  OT News. 19(12), pp. 22-23.

Hampson, C (2010) Cognitive Rehabilitation: help to manage memory loss.  Journal of Dementia Care.  18(1), pp. 16-17.

Hampson, C (2009) Wellbeing Groups in Dementia Care Services: A Review od Attendee and Carer Satisfaction.  British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(6), pp. 275-278.

Hardie, C (2008) Making the Most of Memory.  OT News, 16(10), pp.44.