With a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Oxford, UK, and an MSc in Cognitive Science from the University of Manchester, UK, Gordon Ingram has always been interested in the interface between individual psychology and social/cultural influences. After working for seven years in the software industry, he obtained his PhD in 2009 from the Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queen's University Belfast, UK, where he studied children's reporting of their peers' behavior, relating this phenomenon to anthropological and psychological theories of gossip.
He then spent a year as a temporary departmental lecture the University of Oxford, teaching Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at undergraduate level, and Mind and Culture and Quantitative Methods for Anthropologists at postgraduate level. Subsequently he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Bath, UK, on an EU-funded project to develop a serious computer game that could improve children’s conflict resolution skills, before becoming Assistant Professor at Bath Spa University, UK, where he led the Developmental Psychology and Evolutionary Psychology courses, and also taught on the Introduction to Psychology course.
Currently he is Associate Professor of Psychology at the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. He teaches undergraduate courses in Cyberpsychology, Developmental Psychology, and the Psychology of Language, and a graduate course in Cognition and Culture. Bringing his previous experience to bear on his research, his current projects center on children's and adolescents' use of technology, especially their everyday communication online. He supervises a PhD student and several graduate students who research children's social and moral development. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and is currently working on his first book.