Prof. Dr. Emanuela Chiapparini


Prof. Dr. Emanuela Chiapparini Institutsleiterin

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    School of Social Work
    Abteilung Soziale Intervention
    Hallerstrasse 10
    3012 Bern



  • Bachelor's and Master's programme

  • Continuing Education Module Applied Research (2020-2023)

  • Workshops and corses for people experienced in poverty and professionals

  • Participatory models in poverty policy

  • Transdisciplinary cooperation and organisation

  • User Involement and Peer Groups

  • All-day school, Quality, Inklusion and Wellbeing

  • Participation in foster care of children and young people

  • Children and Youth Study

  • Qualitative research methods, mixed methods


  • 2022-ongoing Head of Institute Childhood, Youth and Family Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • 2022 Lecturer University of Fribourg
  • 2019-ongoing Lecturer and researcher (Prof FH) with a focus on «Social Work at School» and «poverty prevention» Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • 2014-2018 Lecturer and researcher at the Institute «Childhood, Young People and Family» with a focus on «Social Work at School» Zurich University of Applied Sciences
  • 2014-2016 Three international research stays Boston University and New York University
  • 2014 Researcher in the SNFS-Projekt „Back to the everyday life “ University of Zurich
  • 2013 Researcher, EUMARR-project (SNFS, ESF) University of Zurich
  • 2012 Researcher, youth project about association activity of young people in the March (SZ) supported by foundation Mercartor Schweiz, idee:sport and Jugendbüro March) University of Zurich
  • 2012-2014 Lecturer in sociology of youth and qualitative methods University of Zurich
  • 2012-2014 Postdoc in sociology of youth University of Zurich
  • 2010-2011 Research assistant in sociology of youth University of Zurich
  • 2009-2013 Co-founder and co-supervisor of the research group QualiZüri University of Zurich
  • 2009 Visiting researcher Universities of Canterbury and London
  • 2021 Continuing Education in Leadership: Development, Reflection and Empowerment in Leadership Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • 2012-2014 Academic Didactic Program "Teaching Skills" University of Zurich
  • 2011 PhD thesis about young people and broken rules at school, University of Zurich "Ehrliche Unehrlichkeit. Eine qualitative Untersuchung zur Tugend Ehrlichkeit bei Jugendlichen an der Zürcher Volksschule" (Budrich Verlag) University of Zurich
  • 2004-2006 Advanced training in Social Sciences and Religion Florence
  • 2001 M.A. Thesis about Values and Education of Young People at School University of Zurich
  • 1995-2001 M.A. in Educational Science, Philosophy, Religious Studies University of Zurich
  • 2014-2016 Three international research stay Boston University and New York University




  • WERA-IRN Extended Education

  • Expert in different boards (e.g. SNSF, Foundation DROSOS or AJB Zürich)

  • Reviewer of Scientific Journals (e.g. International Journal for Research on Extended Education, Diskurs Kindheit- und Jugendforschung oder Beiträge für Lehrerbildung)

  • PowerUs