Dr Annette Thomas-Gregory

Head of School of Nursing & Midwifery, Cambridgeshire

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Cambridge

Research Supervision:Yes

Annette has a professional background in Cancer nursing and palliative care. Her current role builds upon her commitment to the provision of high-quality education for healthcare professionals.



An important aspect of Annette’s work relates to contributing to the body of knowledge within her sphere of practice. She’s fulfilled this role by a commitment to life-long learning and the publication of a number of peer reviewed articles and very recently a book chapter. Since working within Higher education she’s completed a Masters degree in Nurse Education at the Southbank University and an Educational Doctorate in Education Leadership and Management at Leicester University. Annette believes that these exceptional educational experiences have given her role specific skills, but more importantly developed her confidence and ability to think critically, be reflexive and exercise evidence informed, ethical leadership. The combination of these opportunities and her recent experience as Acting Head of Department has given her the ability to make informed judgements on complex issues, to meet deadlines and think innovatively and creatively.

Areas of research supervision

PhD/DProf supervision: 2 students, subject interests: 

  • Factors affecting safe medication administration by registered nurses, and the barriers which inhibit their implementation within an acute NHS Trust.
  • The experiences of nursing mentorship in relation to the completion of practice documentation.


Course leader: Adult & Paediatric Oncology.

Course Leader: Palliative Care.

Personal Tutor / IBL facilitator - Pre-Registration.

Module Leader: Undergraduate Major Project.

Module Tutor: Post -Graduate certificate in Healthcare Education.

Module Tutor: Cancer Treatment module.

Module Leader: Haematology module.

Module Leader: Principles of Breast care. 

Project lead: Advanced Breast module in partnership with Department of Health and Addenbrookes NHS Trust.

Module leader: Advanced Clinical Assessment skills.


  • Educational Doctorate in Leadership and Management: Leicester University 2012 
  • MSc Healthcare Education: London Southbank University 1999 
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Education: London Southbank University 1998 
  • BSc (Hons) Cancer Nursing: Manchester University/Royal Marsden NHS Trust 1994 
  • Diploma in Cancer Nursing: Manchester University/Royal Marsden NHS Trust 1992

Selected recent publications


Book Chapter in ‘Essentials of Leadership in Nursing : Ed: Prof Ruth Taylor and Brian Webster (Editors)

Taylor, R. and Thomas-Gregory, A. (2015). Case Study Research for nursing and healthcare practice. Nursing Standard. RCN Publishing. (Accepted for Publication)

Thomas-Gregory, A. and Richmond, I. (2015).The Role of the Community nurse in Integrated End of Life Care. Primary Healthcare Journal. RCN Publishing. (Accepted for Publication).


Thomas - Gregory, A. and Mercer, J. (2014). Investing in our Education, Leading, Learning, Researching and the Doctorate - Book Chapter In: Taysum, A. Investing in our Education? Leading, Learning, Researching and the Doctorate.

Thomas-Gregory, A. (2014). Professional Identities of middle managers: A Case Study in a Faculty of Health and Social Care.” Educational Leadership, Management and Administration, i-first, February 2014. DOI.741143213513186. 

Thomas-Gregory, A. 2007, Managing and Leading Educational Initiatives in response to the NHS Cancer Plan (DOH 2000). Cancer Nursing Practice. Vol, 6. No. 7.

Thomas, A. (2000). Patient Autonomy and Cancer Treatment Decisions. International Journal of Palliative Care.