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Dr. Peggy Gregory

Senior Lecturer

School of Physical Sciences and Computing

Computing and Technology Building, CM012

+44 (0) 1772 89 3284

ajgregory@uclan.ac.uk

Peggy Gregory is a Senior Lecturer in Computing who has a background as an IT manager. She is a member of the Agile Research Network, a group who undertake collaborative, funded research with industry partners into the use of agile methods in IT. Her research focuses on how people work together to design and build technology, looking at theory, practice, and ethics. She works in the taught Postgraduate course team and teaches at BSc, MSc and PhD level. She also runs a PhD Writing group.

Peggy is research active within the area of computing. She is a member of the Innovative Computing Education Research Group and the Emerging Interactive Technologies Research Group.

Peggy tweets @onthepeg and blogs at www.onthepeg.wordpress.com 

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Peggy Gregory is a Senior Lecturer in Computing. She has worked at UCLan since 1999 and has a background as an IT Manager. She is a member of the Agile Research Network, a group who undertake collaborative, funded research with industry partners into the use of agile methods in IT.  Current projects are about knowledge sharing practices and measuring value. She is co-editor of a book on Integrating User-Centred Design in Agile Development and User Experience design which contains a series of case studies highlighting progress made and continuing challenges in the integration of Agile and UCD.

Her research focuses on how to improve the way people work together in technology projects, looking at theory, practice, and ethics. Her industrial research have investigated Agile UX, doing Agile in a non-Agile environment, Agile performance measurement, remote working in Agile teams, knowledge sharing between Agile teams, and measuring value in Agile projects.  Other research projects have investigated health information systems and designing with families, teenagers and children. Projects have been funded by the Agile Business Consortium, HEIF, Diabetes UK, the Mersey Primary Care R&D Consortium, and Crime Solutions.

Peggy works in the taught Postgraduate course team and teaches at BSc, MSc and PhD level. She also runs a PhD Writing group. Her teaching interests include IT Project Management, Agile Methods, Requirements, Systems Concepts, Legal and Ethical aspects of Computing.

Qualifications:

  • PhD University of Central Lancashire, 2012
  • MSc Huddersfield University, 1995
  • BA Bristol University, 1980

Publications

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Cockton, G. Larusdottir, M.K., Gregory, P., Cajander, A. Eds. (2016) Integrating User-Centred Design in Agile Development. Springer International Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-319-32165-3 

Gregory, P.; Barroca, L.; Sharp, H.; Deshpande, A.; Taylor, K. (2016) The Challenges that Challenge:  Engaging With Agile Practitioners’ Concerns. Information and Software Technology 77, pp. 92-104 

Kuusinen, K.; Gregory, P.; Sharp, H.; Barroca, L. (2016) Strategies for doing Agile in a non-Agile Environment. In Proceedings of the 10th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, September 8-9, Ciudad Real, Spain. 

Winterburn, N., Gregory, P., Fitton, D. (2016) Designing Teenage Emotions with a Life of Their Own. In, Perspectives on HCI Research with Teenagers. Eds. Little, L., Fitton, D., Bell, Beth T., Toth, Nicola. pp. 207-236 Springer International Publishing 

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