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Dr Anne Gregory has been Professor of Corporate Communication at the University of Huddersfield since September 2014. She joined the University from Leeds Beckett University where she was Director of the Centre for Public Relations Studies, an internationally recognised research centre and think tank on public relations and communication. While at Leeds Beckett, she also completed a three year term as Pro Vice Chancellor.

Anne has led numerous specialist research and consultancy programmes for public and private sector clients, particularly for the UK Government where her work has led to Government policy documents and capability-building initiatives.  She remains an advisor to UK Government having completed three attachments and is currently working on the Senior Talent Programme for Government which seeks to build capability in the most senior communicators. She is a formal Reviewer of Government Departmental communication and has advised both the South African and New South Wales Governments on capability development.

Professor Gregory is the Director of the Global Capabilities Framework research project the results of which were announced in April 2018. The Framework has been adopted by the Global Alliance of Public Relations and Communication Management which is the confederation of the professional bodies worldwide and is being used by them to benchmark capability in the profession internationally.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Capacity building in public relations 
  • Corporate communication
  • (Leadership, the strategic role of communications, ethics and globalisation)

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Professional Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Reflection
  • Review

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Research Output

Chartered status and public relations’ struggle for legitimacy

Gregory, A., 3 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Corporate Communications: An International Journal. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Information leaks before CEO change: financial gain and ethical cost

    Halff, G. & Gregory, A., 20 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Communication Management. 24, 1, p. 19-29 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • The damage done by big data-driven public relations

    Gregory, A. & Halff, G., 1 Jun 2020, In : Public Relations Review. 46, 2, 7 p., 101902.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The Fundamentals of Measurement and Evaluation of Communication

    Gregory, A., 9 Mar 2020, Handbook of Public Sector Communication. Luoma-aho, V. & Canel, MJ. (eds.). John Wiley & Sons Inc. , p. 367-382 16 p. (Handbooks in Communication and Media).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • A global capability framework: Reframing public relations for a changing world

    Gregory, A. & Fawkes, J., Sep 2019, In : Public Relations Review. 45, 3, p. 1-13 13 p., 101781.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Press / Media

    Council comms must change to survive, experts warn

    Anne Gregory


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Experts Back ‘Say No to AVEs’ Campaign by AMEC

    Anne Gregory


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment