Prof. Dr. Patricia Elizabeth Fry


Prof. Dr. Patricia Elizabeth Fry Dozentin für Beratung & Wissensaustausch

  • Contact hours Monday
  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL
    Abteilung Studiengangsübergr Disziplinen
    Länggasse 85
    3052 Zollikofen


  • Lecturer in Knowledge Exchange and Consultation

  • Research coordinator Department Cross-Curricular Disciplines SüD

  • Head of Research Field Knowledge Systems and Knowledge Exchange


  • Social Learning Video

  • System, target and transformation knowledge for sustainable development

  • Knowledge exchange in Multi Stakholder discussion groups

  • Co-Creation of knowledge


  • 2021 - present Lecturer in Knowledge Exchange and Consultation. Minor "Teaching and Consultation". Research field knowledge systems and knowledge exchange. Research coordinator Department SüD. School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL, Zollikofen, Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • 2001 - present Founder and managing director of own company Wissensmanagement Umwelt GmbH
  • 2019 - 2020 Lecturer "Social Learning Videos" University of Bern, Institute of Geography.
  • 2013 - 2021 Member of advisory board of research project "Communication and Behaviour" Office for the Environment FOEN
  • 2003 - 2020 Lecturer ETH Zurich, Department of Environmental Sciences
  • 2009 - 2015 Head of Knowledge Exchange in the National Research Programme Sustainable Water Management NRP 61 Swiss National Science Foundation
  • 2001 - 2014 Head of Knowledge Exchange Working Group Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology SAGUF
  • 2005 - 2008 COST Action 634 On- and Off-site Environmental Impacts of Runoff and Erosion. Submission and co-supervision of two dissertations. University of Bern
  • 1994 - 1996 Research assistant National Fund project "Experiential Knowledge and Environmentally Responsible Action". ETH Zurich, Institute of Geography, Human Ecology
  • 1992 - 1994 Scientific assistant soil inventory data, cantonal soil monitoring, structural regeneration. ETH Zurich, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Department of Soil Conservation.
  • 1990 - 1998 Scientific assistant. Soil enforcement, soil biology, pollution in residential gardens, public relations Canton of Aargau
  • 1991 Scientific assistant. Nature Atlas. Canton of Aargau




  • Member of Advisory board HAFL Hugo P. Cecchini Institute – International Cooperation and Development

Supervised theses

  • Allenbach Silvano «…besser als ein Biologe vom Telehochhaus…» 2007

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • German - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • French - Professional working proficiency
  • English - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • Italian - Elementary proficiency
  • Austria
  • France
  • Germany