Dr. Peggy Gregory

Senior Lecturer

School of Physical Sciences and Computing

Computing and Technology Building, CM012

+44 (0) 1772 89 3284

Peggy Gregory is a Senior Lecturer in computing. She has worked at the University of Central Lancashire since 1999. Her research areas are HCI and information systems. Her research involves investigating how and why people use, organise and design technology. She is MSc course leader for a number of taught postgraduate courses in computing, postgraduate admissions tutor, and teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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.

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Peggy Gregory is a Senior Lecturer in Computing. She has worked at the University of Central Lancashire since 1999. She previously worked as an IT professional in a business environment, and maintains research interests in organisational IS.

Her research areas are HCI and Information Systems. She is interested in investigating how and why people use, organise and design technology, and in exploring how an understanding of the social and ethical impact of technology can be used to improve its design. Her research projects have included investigations of health information systems, interactive software systems to support family communication, and multi-disciplinary software development. Recent projects have been funded by Crime Solutions, Diabetes UK and the Mersey Primary Care R&D Consortium.

Peggy is Course leader for a number of the taught MSc courses in Computing, Postgraduate Admissions tutor, and she also teaches students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her teaching interests are in Project Management, Agile Methods, Research Methods, Social and Ethical aspects of IS, and Systems Approaches. She also has research interests in the teaching and learning of Computing in Higher Education.


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


Diabetes Project – involved the development of a web-based co-management system for use by patients with diabetes and their health practitioners in a GP surgery. The project was partially funded by Diabetes UK and the Mersey Primary Care Research and Development Consortium The project investigated how and why the system was used by patients participants, and focused particularly on how patient participants experienced using the system.


Agile Research - Ongoing research into understanding the role of software development methodologies in the work environment.

APES Project - involved the development and evaluation of an interactive DVD supporting communication in families with young teenagers. The project was run by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of academics from Computing, Media, and Nursing, as well as parenting and youth offending practitioners. It was funded by Crime Solutions. A follow-on project is planned to further develop ideas from the initial project and to continue working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders in the field.


Read, J.C.; Sim, G. & Gregory, P. (2012) “Explaining Design to Children – What if I Sold your Idea for £50,000?” Workshop Position Paper - Working with Human Values in Design, PD2012 Roskilde, Denmark.

Gregory, P. (2012). “eHealth Systems Across Boundaries.” Workshop Position Paper - Health Practices Workshop, CHI2012 Austin, Texas.

Gregory, P; Whittaker K.; Taylor, K. (2011) “Going Ape: Collaborative Technology for Families” Short paper at Digital Engagement, November 15-17 2011, Newcastle, UK

Gregory, P; Whittaker K.; Binns, D and Taylor, K. (2010) “Aping Around: Investigating the Social and Ethical Implications of an Interactive Family DVD.” Proceedings of ETHICOMP Conference, April 14-16 2010, Tarragona, Spain

Flynn, D.J.; Gregory, P; Makki, H. and Gabbay, M (2009). “Expectations and experiences of eHealth in primary care: A qualitative practice-based investigation.” International Journal of Medical Informatics 78(9) pp588-604

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