Gordon Ingram

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School: School of Science & Technology
Department: Psychology
Position: Senior Lecturer
Location: RMIT Hanoi
Email: gordon.ingram@rmit.edu.vn
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2337-0381

He is a developmental psychologist and anthropologist with nearly 20 years of research and over 12 years of teaching experience. Previously he was an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, and Lecturer in Psychology at Bath Spa University, England. 

  • PhD in Developmental Psychology from the Institute of Cognition and Culture, Queen’s University Belfast (2010)
  • MSc in Cognitive Science from the University of Manchester, England (1999)
  • BA in Anthropology from the University of Oxford (1997)

  • Developmental psychology
  • Psychology of language
  • Research methods in psychology
  • Cyberpsychology
  • Childhood and society
  • Principles of psychology
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Mind and culture

  • Gossip and reputation
  • Internet use
  • Serious games
  • Social emotions

  • Ingram, G. P. D., & Bering, J. M. (2010). Children’s tattling: The reporting of everyday norm violations in preschool settings. Child Development, 81, 945-957. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01444.x 
  • Ingram, G. P. D. (2014). From hitting to tattling to gossip: An evolutionary rationale for the development of indirect aggression. Evolutionary Psychology, 12. https://doi.org/10.1177/147470491401200205 
  • Ingram, G. P. D. (2023). Adolescent Use of New Media and Internet Technologies: Debating Risks and Opportunities in the Digital Age. Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003019459

  • Templeton World Charity Foundation (March 2019 – February 2022): Positive design to promote gratitude and wellbeing in schools, from children’s points of view.
  • End Violence Against Children (July 2021 – June 2023): Prevention of online abuse of children and adolescents in Latin America and evaluation of mitigation strategies with Artificial Intelligence.
  • Templeton World Charity Foundation (March 2023 – June 2025): A gamified educational app to promote Colombian children’s gratitude.

  • Supervised 1 PhD and 2 MSc students to completion. Served on advisory board for about 15 other MSc and PhD students.

  • Worked for 7 years in the software industry before studying for my PhD. Since then he has worked closely with two software companies on academic research projects, first in my postdoc at Bath and later in the two TWCF projects at Los Andes.

  • 2015 - 2023: Associate Professor of Psychology, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  • 2012 - 2015: Lecturer in Psychology, Bath Spa University
  • 2010 - 2012: Research Officer, University of Bath
  • 2009 - 2010: Departmental Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Oxford
  • 2009: Research Assistant, Stranmillis University College
  • 2009: Temporary Research Fellow, Queen’s University Belfast
  • 2008: Technical Author, Replify
  • 2008: Technical Author, Replify
  • 2002 - 2005: Information Architect, Orbis Technology
  • 2000 - 2002: Software Engineer, Meridio
  • 1998 - 2000: Technical Author, Kainos Software.