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Personal profile


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

Advancing excellence in social work education: revisited

McLaughlin, H., Scholar, H., Ingram, R. & Fenton, J., 3 Jul 2020, In : Social Work Education. 39, 5, p. 567-571 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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

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    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

  • 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

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    • 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

    SAGE Publications (Publisher)

    Richard Ingram (Peer reviewer)


    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

    European Journal of Social Work (Journal)

    Richard Ingram (Peer reviewer)

    2016 → …

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

    Groupwork (Journal)

    Richard Ingram (Peer reviewer)

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