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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.
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 is currently the Academic Regional Lead for East Asia. This role involves the leadership, coordination and development of the University of Dundee strategy for the region in terms of recruitment, partnerships, programme development and international student support.
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 is currently part of an international project exploring the synergies and differences between Scottish and African conceptions of social work and social work education. Richard was appointed Co-Editor in Chief of the Social Work Education:the international journal in 2020. This prestigious role involves the promotion and development of social work education knowledge and practices across the globe.
Dr Richard Ingram's teaching areas include:
- Relationship based practice
- Emotions and social work
- Loss and bereavement
- Models and methods
- Practice skills
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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Levy, S. (ed.), Okoye, U. (ed.), Tanga, P. (ed.) & Ingram, R. (ed.), 2023, Routledge. (Routledge International Series)
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Beresford-Dey, M., Ingram, R. & Lakin, L., 20 Jan 2022, In: Education Sciences. 12, 2, 15 p., 70.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile18 Downloads (Pure)
Making the ‘Local’ Visible in Social Work Education: Insights from Nigeria and Scotland on (Re)Balancing and Contextualising International and Indigenous KnowledgeLevy, S., Okoye, U. O. & Ingram, R., 19 Feb 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: British Journal of Social Work.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile30 Downloads (Pure)
The contribution of Western pedagogy and knowledge in the development of social work education in Nigeria: a coin of two sidesOnalu, C. E. & Ingram, R., 15 Mar 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Social Work Education. 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Ingram, R. & Fenton, J., 12 Oct 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Social Work Education. 40, 8, p. 959-960 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial › peer-reviewOpen Access
International Social Work: transferability, application and synergies of social work curriculum and knowledge
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Review of Social Work Education, How can universities best select the right people for social work programmes?
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
12 Apr 2021 → 14 Jun 2021
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
18 Sep 2021 → 7 Dec 2021
Activity: Other activity types › Other
Richard Ingram (Speaker)Nov 2017
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk