Prof. Dr. Sabine Pfeffer

Dean of Studies, Department of Social Work
Fulda University of Applied Sciences
Building 21, Room 107
Leipziger Straße 123
36037 Fulda
+49 661 9640-2446
+49 661 9640-249
Consultation hours:
by appointment

CV

  • Expert and reviewer of the German Council of Science and Humanities (WR)
  • Reviewer for the funding program „Internationalisation of Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS.International)“ funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, appointed by the German Academic Excange Service (DAAD)
  • 2019 Visiting professor at the Queensland Technical University, Queensland, Australia, School of Public Health and Social Work
  • 2017 Visiting professor at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida US, College of Arts & Sciences
  • 2017 Visiting professor at the University of Maryland School, Baltimore, US, School of Social Work  
  • 2015-2016 Visiting Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, Faculty of  Business and Art 
  • 2011-2014 Head of the study program “Social Security, Inclusion, Administration“ (B.A, dual and part-time for specialized professionals), Department of Social Work, University of Applied Sciences Fulda
  • 2010-2011 Developer and Founder of the study program “Social Security, Inclusion, Administration“ (B.A, dual and part-time for specialized professionals), Department of Social Work, University of Applied Sciences Fulda
  • since 2007 Dean of Students, Department of Social Work, University of Applied Sciences Fulda
  • since 2006 Scientific Director of the Centre for Scientific Further Education at the University of Applied Sciences Fulda
  • since 2004 Professor of Social and Administrative Law for Social Work, University of Applied Sciences Fulda
  • 2001-2004 Attorney at law, Grünberg, and Legal Adviser, Marburger Bund, Frankfurt/M. Major Field: Social Law, focused on the rights of persons with disabilities; Debt counselling and Insolvency Law
  • 1999-2001 Assistant to mentally disabled persons (part-time).
  • Doctoral studies at the Institute for Information, Health and Medical Law, Faculty of Law of the University of Bremen.
  • Research Assistant (part-time) at the faculty of Law, University Giessen
  • Legal Clerkship at the Regional Court, Giessen, Major Field: Social Law
  • Law Studies, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, Faculty of Law, Frankfurt/Main

Teaching Areas

  • Basics of Law for Social Workers (B.A.)
  • Social Law for Social Workers, focused on the Right(s) of disabled people; poverty, migration (B.A./M.A.)
  • Law for debt counselling, esp. Civil Law and Insolvency Law for Social Workers (B.A.)

Areas of Research

  • Right(s) of disabled people
  • SGB XII and II
  • Law for debt counselling, esp. Civil Law and Insolvency Law

Research Projects

  • Since 2020 „Innovative Wege zur Teilhabe am Arbeitsleben – rehapro“ with Frank Unger/ Uli Sann/Carolin Wunderlich; funding body: German Pension Insurance
  • 2019 “Social Work in a Globalized World (SWiGloW)” with Marei Pelzer/Martina Ritter/Bettina Stoll at the German Academic Excange Service (DAAD)
  • Since 2019: Scientific survey of demand for and development of Scientific Further Education with the topic life long learning and (social) law. Funding body: Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts.
  • 2018: Transforming disability rights into voice and agency (TDiVA): A comparative analysis of enablers of social inclusion for women with disability living in the Philippines, Vietnam, Australia and Germany; proposal with Prof. Monika Alisch (Fulda University, Germany, Dr. Niki Edwards QUT, Australien, Dr. Golda Pocon (Caraga State University, Phillipinen), Dr. Phoung Huyhn (Hue University of Sciences, Vietnam), Co-researcher: Prof. Dr. Sabine Pfeffer at the Volkswagen Stiftung.
  • Since 2018: "Die Echtsituation" – Simulationsübungen und Expert*innen-Statements zur interdisziplinären Kommunikation zwischen Sozialer Arbeit, Ratsuchenden und juristischer Profession with Prof. Dr. Susanne Dern/Kirsten Lamotte/Daniela Weil.
    Funding body: Promotion of new teaching and learning methods at the University of Applied Sciences Fulda,  University of Applied Sciences Fulda.
  • Since 2018: Fulda Bildet Lebensbegleitend – FuBiLe, Strukturentwicklung und Ausbau eines praxisnahen, bedarfsgerechten und flexiblen Angebotsspektrums modularer Weiterbildungsangebote an der Hochschule Fulda.
    Funding body: Federal Ministry of Education and Research/EU/ESF, 2nd grant.
  • 2017: „Hidden disability: A comparative study of refugees living with disability in Australia and Germany“; proposal with Dr. Julie King, Queensland Technical University, Brisbane, Australia, at the DAAD / Australia-Germany joint Research co-operation scheme.
  • Since 2016: „Die Studienakte“- eine Übungsakte zur interdisziplinären Kommunikation zwischen Sozialer Arbeit und juristischer Profession“ with Prof. Dr. Susanne Dern. Funding body: Promotion of new teaching and learning methods at the University of Applied Sciences Fulda,  University of Applied Sciences Fulda.
  • 2016: Social has to get International – Herausforderungen der Gesellschaft international betrachten und diskutieren; proposal with Prof. Dr. Alisch and Prof. Dr. Unger at the Stifterverband.
  • 2015: Das vernachlässigte Scharnier – TeamleiterInnen in Jobcentern zwischen gesetzgeberischen Vorgaben und MitarbeiterInnen-ansprüchen sowie Kundenerwartungen, proposal with Prof. Dr. Sann and Prof. Dr. Unger at the Volkswagen Foundation.
  • 2014 - 2018: Fulda Bildet Lebensbegleitend – FuBiLe, Strukturentwicklung und Ausbau eines praxisnahen, bedarfsgerechten und flexiblen Angebotsspektrums modularer Weiterbildungsangebote an der Hochschule Fulda. Funding body: Federal Ministry of Education and Research/EU/ESF.
  • 2011-2012: Scientific survey of demand for and development of Scientific Further Education / M.A study programs  with the topic Sozialrecht und Sozialwirtschaftsrecht/ Medienpädagogik. Funding body: Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Arts.
  • 2010-2011: Scientific Survey of demand for and development of a study program with the topic Social Security and Inclusion with Prof. Dr. Becker-Schwarze. Funding body: Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts.
  • 2010-2011: Kommunikative Formen der Beteiligung psychisch kranker Menschen an Teilhabegesprächen / Sozialrechtliche Auswertung, DFG Antrag. Proposal at the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Memberships

  • head / member of several Appointments Committees
  • member of  Senate Commission for teaching and learning
  • member of  "AG Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung"
  • member of the Praktikums committee of the department

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