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C423, Tait Building

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

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Marisa Rodriguez-Carmona is a Lecturer in Optics in the School of Health Sciences at City, University of London. Marisa graduated with first class honours in Physics from Imperial College where she developed a strong interest in Optics and Visual Science. Marisa furthered her interests by joining the Applied Vision Research Centre in 2001 when she began her postgraduate studies in visual science with emphasis on colour vision.

During her PhD Marisa worked with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) UK and Transport for London Ltd. to develop better understanding of variability in chromatic sensitivity within both normal trichromats and subjects with congenital colour vision deficiency. These studies helped to establish minimum colour vision requirements that are specific for pilots and train drivers. Marisa obtained her PhD in 2006, and was then awarded a City University Fellowship to continue with colour-related research studies.

Marisa is a board member of the Colour Group Great Britain. She is involved in postgraduate teaching for Escuela Universitaria de Óptica, Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain and gives colour vision courses to occupational health professionals. Marisa has been recently awarded a Fellowship by the Colt Foundation to further her work on the use of colour signals in occupational environments.

Qualifications

  1. PhD in Vision Science, City, University of London, United Kingdom, 2006
  2. MSci in Physics, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, 2001

Employment

  1. Lecturer in Optics, City, University of London, Dec 2015 – present
  2. Colour Research Laboratory Administrator, City University London, 2014 – present
  3. Research Fellow (Colt Foundation), City, University of London, Jan 2011 – present
  4. Post-graduate teaching, Complutense University of Madrid, Jan 2007 – present
  5. Post-doctoral researcher, City, University of London, Jan 2007 – present
  6. Research Assistant funded by UK Civil Aviation Authority, City, University of London, Jan 2005 – present
  7. Internship, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Jan 2000 – present
  8. Internship, Imperial College London, Jan 1999 – present

Memberships of Professional Organisations

  1. European Conference on Visual Perception, 2007 – present
  2. Colour Group of Great Britain, 2006 – present
  3. Aerospace Medical Association, 2006 – present
  4. International Colour Vision Society, 2005 – present
  5. Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2003 – present

Languages

English (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review), French (can understand spoken), German (can understand spoken) and Spanish; Castilian (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review).

Publications

Chapters (2)

  1. Rodriguez Carmona, M. and Barbur, J.L. (2015). Color vision changes in normal aging. In Elliot, A.J., Fairchild, M.D. and Franklin, A. (Eds.), Handbook of Color Psychology Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-107-04323-7.
  2. Rodriguez-Carmona, M. and Barbur, J.L. (2012). Variability in normal and defective colour vision: consequences for occupational environments. In Best, J. (Ed.), Colour design (pp. 24–82). Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing Limited.

Conference Papers and Proceedings (6)

  1. Hickey, J.D., Barbur, J.L. and Rodriguez-Carmona, M. (2014). How colour signals benefit visual search. .
  2. Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Barbur, J.L., Harlow, J.A., Schalch, W. and Kopcke, W. (2004). Chromatic sensitivity changes in relation to macular pigment optical density (MPOD) in human vision. .
  3. Schalch, W., Koepcke, W., Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Harlow, J.A. and Barbur, J.L. (2004). Profiles of macular pigment optical density (MPOD) in subpopulations of a supplementation trial with lutein (LUT) and zeaxanthin (ZEA). .
  4. Schalch, W., Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Harlow, J.A., Barbur, J.L. and Koepcke, W. (2004). Macular pigment optical density (MPOD) measurements using visual displays - a new method and first results. .
  5. Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Harlow, J.A. and Barbur, J.L. (2003). Pupil responses to chromatic afterimages. .
  6. Barbur, J.L., Rodriguez-Carmona, M.L. and Morgan, M.J. (2002). "Double-blindsight" in human vision. .

Journal Articles (26)

  1. Barbur, J.L. and Rodriguez-Carmona, M. (2017). Colour vision requirements in visually demanding occupations. British Medical Bulletin, 122(1), pp. 51–77. doi:10.1093/bmb/ldx007.
  2. Barbur, J.L. and Rodriguez-Carmona, M. (2016). Occupational colour vision needs with emphasis on aviation. AIC2016 Interim Meeting, Color in Urban Life: Images, Objects and Spaces; Book of Abstracts pp. 431–434.
  3. Birch, J. and Rodríguez-Carmona, M. (2014). Occupational color vision standards: New prospects. Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision, 31(4) . doi:10.1364/JOSAA.31.000A55.
  4. Konstantakopoulou, E., Rodriguez-Carmona, M. and Barbur, J.L. (2012). Processing of color signals in female carriers of color vision deficiency. Journal of vision, 12(2) .
  5. Konstantakopoulou, E., Rodriguez-Carmona, M. and Barbur, J.L. (2012). Processing of color signals in female carriers of color vision deficiency. J Vis, 12(2) . doi:10.1167/12.2.11.
  6. Rodriguez-Carmona, M., O'Neill-Biba, M. and Barbur, J.L. (2012). Assessing the severity of color vision loss with implications for aviation and other occupational environments. Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine, 83(1), pp. 19–29. doi:10.3357/ASEM.3111.2012.
  7. Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Sharpe, L.T., Harlow, J.A. and Barbur, J.L. (2012). Sex-related differences in chromatic sensitivity. Visual Neuroscience, 25, pp. 433–440. doi:10.1017/S095252380808019X.
  8. Barbur, J.L., Konstantakopoulou, E., Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Harlow, J.A., Robson, A.G. and Moreland, J.D. (2010). The macular assessment profile test - A new VDU-based technique for measuring the spatial distribution of the macular pigment, lens density and rapid flicker sensitivity. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 30(5), pp. 470–483. doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2010.00748.x.
  9. O'Neill-Biba, M., Sivaprasad, S., Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Wolf, J.E. and Barbur, J.L. (2010). Loss of chromatic sensitivity in AMD and diabetes: A comparative study. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 30(5), pp. 705–716. doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2010.00775.x.
  10. Barbur, J.L., Konstantakopoulou, E., Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Harlow, J.A., Robson, A.G. and Moreland, J.D. (2010). The Macular Assessment Profile test - a new VDU-based technique for measuring the spatial distribution of the macular pigment, lens density and rapid flicker sensitivity. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt, 30(5), pp. 470–483. doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2010.00748.x.
  11. Barbur, J.L., Konstantakopoulou, E., Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Harlow, J.A., Robson, A.G. and Moreland, J.D. (2010). The Macular Assessment Profile test – a new VDU-based technique for measuring the spatial distribution of the macular pigment, lens density and rapid flicker sensitivity. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 30, pp. 470–483. doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2010.00748.x.
  12. Barbur, J.L., Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Harlow, J.A., Mancuso, K., Neitz, J. and Neitz, M. (2008). A study of unusual Rayleigh matches in deutan deficiency. Visual Neuroscience, 25(3), pp. 507–516. doi:10.1017/S0952523808080619.
  13. Rodríguez-Carmona, M., Sharpe, L.T., Harlow, J.A. and Barbur, J.L. (2008). Sex-related differences in chromatic sensitivity. Visual Neuroscience, 25(3), pp. 433–440. doi:10.1017/S095252380808019X.
  14. Barbur, J.L., Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Harlow, J.A., Mancuso, K., Neitz, I. and Neitz, M. (2008). A study of unusual Rayleigh matches in deutan deficiency. VISUAL NEUROSCIENCE, 25(3), pp. 507–516. doi:10.1017/S0952523808080619.
  15. Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Sharpe, L.T., Harlow, J.A. and Barbur, J.L. (2008). Sex-related differences in chromatic sensitivity. VISUAL NEUROSCIENCE, 25(3), pp. 433–440. doi:10.1017/S095252380808019X.
  16. Moro, S.I., Rodriguez-Carmona, M.L., Plant, G.T. and Barbur, J.L. (2007). Visual and pupil response deficits during optic neuritis and multiple sclerosis. SPANISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 10(2), pp. 489–489.
  17. Moro, S.I., Rodriguez-Carmona, M.L., Frost, E.C., Plant, G.T. and Barbur, J.L. (2007). Recovery of vision and pupil responses in optic neuritis and multiple sclerosis. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt, 27(5), pp. 451–460. doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2007.00501.x.
  18. Moro, S.I., Rodriguez-Carmona, M.L., Frost, E.C., Plant, G.T. and Barbur, J.L. (2007). Recovery of vision and pupil responses in optic neuritis and multiple sclerosis. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 27(5), pp. 451–460. doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2007.00501.x.
  19. O'Neill-Biba, M.M., Plant, G.T., Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Thomson, W.D. and Barbur, J. (2007). The usefulness of colour vision assessment in subjects with diseases of the eye. PERCEPTION, 36, pp. 197–197.
  20. Walker, G., Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Harlow, J. and Barbur, J. (2007). Selective absorption of short-wavelength light in the eye and its effect on yellow-blue chromatic sensitivity. PERCEPTION, 36, pp. 201–201.
  21. Kvansakul, J., Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Edgar, D.F., Barker, F.M., Koepcke, W., Schalch, W. and Barbur, J.L. (2006). Supplementation with the carotenoids lutein or zeaxanthin improves human visual performance. OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS, 26(4), pp. 362–371. doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2006.00387.x.
  22. Kvansakul, J., Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Edgar, D.F., Barker, F.M., Köpcke, W., Schalch, W. and Barbur, J.L. (2006). Supplementation with the carotenoids lutein or zeaxanthin improves human visual performance. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 26(4), pp. 362–371. doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2006.00387.x.
  23. Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Kvansakul, J., Alister Harlow, J., Köpcke, W., Schalch, W. and Barbur, J.L. (2006). The effects of supplementation with lutein and/or zeaxanthin on human macular pigment density and colour vision. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 26(2), pp. 137–147. doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2006.00386.x.
  24. Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Kvansakul, J., Harlow, J.A., Kopcke, W., Schalch, W. and Barbur, J.L. (2006). The effects of supplementation with lutein and/or zeaxanthin on human macular pigment density and colour vision. OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS, 26(2), pp. 137–147. doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2006.00386.x.
  25. Squire, T.J., Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Evans, A.D.B. and Barbur, J.L. (2005). Color vision tests for aviation: Comparison of the anomaloscope and three lantern types. Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine, 76(5), pp. 421–429.
  26. Barbur, J., Rodriguez-Carmona, M.L. and Harlow, J.A. (2004). A study of parameters that affect the outcome of the Rayleigh match. PERCEPTION, 33, pp. 60–60.

Report

  1. Rodriguez Carmona, M.L., Barbur, J.L. and Hickey, J. (2016). Analysis of European colour vision certification requirements for air traffic control officers. Civil Aviation Authority, Aviation House, Gatwick Airport South, West Sussex, RH6 0YR: Published by the Civil Aviation Authority, 2016.

Other Activities

Events/Conferences (3)

  1. Patterns of colour vision loss in patients with retinal and optic nerve disease. Lyon, France (2015).
    Description: XVIII International Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting (INOS)
  2. Age-corrected monocular limits of normal trichromacy. Nice, France (2012).
    Description: European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER)
  3. Assessing the severity of colour vision loss. Kongsberg, Norway (2011).
    Description: International Colour Vision Society (ICVS)

Keynote Lectures/Speeches (2)

  1. A new approach to setting pass-fail limits for colour vision in other transport environments. University of Kobe, Japan (2014). INTERNATIONAL MARITIME HEALTH ASSOCIATION
  2. Colour assessment in occupational environments and clinical applications. Florence, Italy (2013). IX Conferenza del Colore, Gruppo del Colore

Other

  1. Managing the Colour Vision Laboratory at City University London