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Jacqueline Damant

Care Policy and Evaluation Centre/LSE

Jacqueline Damant

With a background in psychiatric and geriatric nursing, I began my research career investigating the quality of life of older people in the digital age. After being awarded a PhD in Social policy from the LSE, I turned my attention to topics involving the quality of life of older people living in residential care settings including personalisation of care, access to – and generation of – community services and role of digital technologies in care homes.


Countries UK;
Topics Access to care; Ageing in place; Attitudes and Expectations about Long-Term Care; Autonomy; Care Homes; Dementia care and support; End-of-life care and LTC; Loneliness among older people; Person-centered care; Residential LTC services; Technology and LTC; Unmet needs; Unpaid / informal care;
Methods Document analysis; Expert consultations; Focus groups; Literature reviews and synthesis; Mixed methods; Policy analysis; Qualitative studies; Questionnaire; Surveys; Thematic analysis; Theory of Change;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Care home markets and regulation; Long-Term Care Policy; Migration Mobility and Care Workers; Technology and Long-Term Care;
Research interests

My research interests are the digital society and digital inclusion of older people the impact of these on access to health and social care services.
I am also interested in social capital of older people, societal perceptions of ageing, frailty and dependency and how these impact the role of residential care in ageing societies.

Key publications

Damant, J., Freddolino, P., Dangoor, M., Hu, B., King, D., Wittenberg, R. (2024)
Unpaid carers of people living with dementia and ICT: use, impact and ideas for the future, Dementia., DOI: 10.1177/14713012241249793

Damant, J. Ettelt., S., Wittenberg, R., Perkins, M., Williams, L. (2022) Facilitators of, and barriers to, personalisation in care homes in England: evidence from Care Quality Commission inspection reports, International Journal of Care and Caring, 1-23, DOI: 10.1332/239788221X16426133095792

Damant, J., Williams, L., Wittenberg, R., Ettelt, S., Perkins, M., Lombard, D. & Mays, N. (2020) Experience of Choice and Control for Service Users and Families of Direct Payments in Residential Care Trailblazers, Journal of Long-Term Care, p.1-12.

Damant, J., Knapp, M., Freddolino, P., Lombard, D. (2016) Effects of digital engagement on the quality of life of older people, Health and Social Care in the Community, DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12335

Damant, J., Knapp, M. (2015) What are the likely changes in society and technology which will impact upon the ability of older adults to maintain social (extra-familial) networks of support now, in 2025 and in 2040? Foresight, Government Office for Science