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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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evaluation Social Sciences
profession Social Sciences
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Research Output 1997 2019

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

Public relations
research process
data collection method

An evaluation u-turn: From narrow organisational objectives to broad accountability

Gregory, A. & Macnamara, J., 1 Dec 2019, In : Public Relations Review. 45, 5, 14 p., 101838.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Public relations

Information leaks before CEO change: financial benefit and ethical cost

Halff, G. & Gregory, A., 15 Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Communication Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Investigating the role of contextual factors in effectively executing communication evaluation and measurement: A scoping review

Romenti, S., Murtarelli, G., Miglietta, A. & Gregory, A., 5 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Communication Management. 23, 3, p. 228-245 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
process management
performance measurement

Post-truth and public relations: Special section introduction

Ihlen, Ø., Gregory, A., Luoma-aho, V. & Buhmann, A., 1 Nov 2019, In : Public Relations Review. 45, 4, 4 p., 101844.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Public relations

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