Mariam Mazmanyan


Mariam Mazmanyan Externe Fachperson

  • Contact hours Monday
  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    School of Social Work
    Soziale Arbeit
    Hallerstrasse 10
    3012 Bern


  • Revision of literature on social work in the context of inclusive education

  • Planning and conducting semi-structural interviews with school social workers and experts in the field of inclusive education and social work

  • Provision of Lectures and contributions for BFH students

  • Participation in Research collegiums and workshops

  • Participation in supervision meetings

  • Accountability on the process of research: challenges and achievements

  • Reporting


  • Bachelor program

  • Social work in the international context



  • Mariam Mazmanyan is a social worker and researcher from Armenia. She has over 5 years of practice experience in social work in the child protection field and is actively involved in the process of policy development and empowerment of social workers in Armenia. Ms Mazmanyan’s field of expertise includes Social work in the education system; child protection system in Armenia; Social protection policies in developing countries; social work with displaced families, supervision and empowerment in Social work practice. Ms Mazmanyan holds a Master’s degree in social work and currently at BFH she works on her one-year postgraduate research project under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Emanuela Chiapparini on the topic: “The peculiarities of school social workers practice on the framework of inclusive education in Canton Bern (Switzerland)”.
    She authored and co-authored professional literature for social workers in child protection, community work, supervision and social protection fields and was involved in various research and continues education programs financed by international donor organizations.
  • 2017-2020 Social Worker Fund for Armenian Relief Children's Support Center
  • 2020 (September-December) Social Work Supervisor Armenian Association of Social Workers
  • 2019 (July-October) Researcher Eurasia Partnership Foundation
  • 2019 (February-July) Expert in "INSPIRE Armenia” program "Child Protection Network" NGO
  • 2017-2018 Foster care specialist Children's Support Center
  • 2015-2016 Social protection policy expert Armenian Association of Social Workers
  • 2012-2014 Intern World Vision Armenia
  • 2021 Invited lecturer Bern University of Applied Sciencies
  • 2021 Postgraduate Research Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • 2014-2016 Master Degree Yerevan State University
  • 2010-2014 Bachelor degree Yerevan State University
  • 2020-2021 Research Scholarship in Bern University of Applied Sciences; Title: The peculiarities of school social workers practice on the framework of inclusive education in Canton Bern (Switzerland), Department of Social Interventions



  • Armenian Association of Social Workers


Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • Armenian - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • Russian - Full professional proficiency
  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • German - Limited working proficiency
  • Armenia
  • Switzerland