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Dr Richard Ingram joined the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Dundee in 2004. Prior to arriving at the University, he practiced as a  social worker  in a range of settings including children and families social work, educational social work and inter-disciplinary project work. These professional roles equipped Richard with the knowledge, skills and commitment to work towards inclusion, social justice and the formation of positive and impactful relationships with service users. He continues to engage with and promote these issues within his role as Scottish Regional Coordinator of the Centre for Social Work Practice.


Richard has held a range of roles at the School of Education and Social Work which include module leader, programme director (BA and MSc Social Work) and Head of Taught Postgraduate Studies. These roles have allowed Richard to have a pivotal contribution to programme design, delivery and innovation across the key programmes in the School. He is currently the Associate Dean Internationalisation and is committed to expanding the global reach and relevancy of programmes, research and staff/student mobility.


Richard has established a strong research and scholarship profile. He achieved a PhD in 2013 which focussed on the role of emotions in social work practice. He has published at a national and international level in relation to relationship based practice, emotions and social work, reflective practice, pedagogy. and the student experience. He continues to research and write in these areas and is currently developing a research project focussing on the experiences and needs of international students.


Dr Richard Ingram's teaching areas include:

  • Relationship based practice
  • Emotions and social work
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Reflection
  • Models and methods
  • Practice skills

External positions

Scottish Regional Coordinator , Centre for Social Work Practice

External Examiner, University of Sunderland

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Research Output 2006 2019

15 Downloads (Pure)

Challenges regarding the internationalisation of universities from Scotland, within the Brexit landscape

Dinca, V. M., Ingram, R., Herriot, C. & Pelau, C., Feb 2019, In : Amfitreatru Economic. 21, 50, p. 194-208 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
youth work
community work

Internationalizing social work education: Insights from leading figures across the globe

Ingram, R., 1 Mar 2019, In : Critical and Radical Social Work. 7, 1, p. 131-132 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

social work

Relationship-based practice: emergent themes in social work literature

Ingram, R. & Smith, M., 26 Jan 2018, United Kingdom: Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services. 16 p. (IRISS Insights; no. 41)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
social work
2 Citations (Scopus)
79 Downloads (Pure)

Selecting social work students: lessons from research in Scotland

Cree, V., Morrison, F., Clapton, G., Levy, S. & Ingram, R., 19 May 2018, In : Social Work Education. 37, 4, p. 490-506 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
social work

Activities 2013 2018

  • 6 Publication peer-review
  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Jessica Kingsley Publishers (Publisher)

Richard Ingram (Editorial board member)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Emotions: challenges and opportunities for social work

Richard Ingram (Speaker)
Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

SAGE Publications (Publisher)

Richard Ingram (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

European Journal of Social Work (Journal)

Richard Ingram (Peer reviewer)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

University of Science and Technology Beijing

Richard Ingram (Visiting researcher)

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution