Anne Gregory

Professor of Corporate Communication at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

Dr. Anne Gregory is Professor of Corporate Communication at the University of Huddersfield. 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. Anne heads specialist research and consultancy programmes for public and private sector clients such as the UK Cabinet Office, The Department of Health, SAAB and Tesco Corporate.  Her work has led to Government policy documents and capacity building initiatives and she is an advisor to UK Government having completed three attachments. She currently holds two contracts with the Cabinet Office developing capability in the Government Communication Service.

Dr Gregory has written and edited over 20 books, including the globally available CIPR series which she edits; authored 30 book chapters and 50 refereed journal articles and conference papers. She won the largest European funded European LLP research grant for the Business School while at Leeds and was the Faculty’s acknowledged lead researcher for the last two REFs. She has recently won a large grant to look at global capability in public relations and communication management. She was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Communication Management until January 2016 and is a Visiting Professor at the Italian University of Switzerland, and the Universities of Navarra, CEU and RMIT.

Professor Gregory is currently Immediate Past Chair of the Global Alliance, the world-wide body of over 60 national and international public relations associations which is a recognised NGO by the UN. Anne was elected to this global role in 2013 and it follows her success as President of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in 2004, where she led it to Chartered status. She was awarded the Sir Stephen Tallents Medal in 2010 for her outstanding contribution to the profession, made an Honorary Fellow of the CIPR in 2015 and was given the Pathfinder Award for outstanding research contribution by the Institute of Public Relations in the US in November 2015.