Prof. Dr. Dirk Richter


Prof. Dr. Dirk Richter Leiter IF psych. Ges. & psychiat. Vers.

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    School of Health Professions
    Fachbereich Pflege
    Stadtbachstrasse 64
    3012 Bern


  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation Research

  • Statistical analyses

  • Methodological expertise

  • Supervision of Master's theses

  • Psychiatric Nursing/Mental Health Nursing


  • Master of Science in Nursing


  • Psychiatric rehabilitation

  • Psychiatric Nursing/Mental Health Nursing

  • Mental health care

  • Psychiatric epidemiology

  • Violence and aggression in health care settings/Reduction of coercion in health care

  • Covid-19/Pandemic and mental health


  • Academic/Teaching Experience
    Professor for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Research, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Department of Health Professions, 2021 - present
    Head of Research and Development, Centre for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Bern University Hospital for Mental Health, 2015 – present
    Senior Nursing Researcher, Department of Health Professions, Bern University of Applied Sciences, 2015 – 2021
    Nursing Research Professor, Health Division, Bern University of Applied Sciences, 2009 – 2015
    Nursing Researcher, Health Division, Bern University of Applied Sciences, 2007-2008
    Senior Lecturer (Privatdozent), Department of Social Sciences, Muenster University, Germany, 2003-2008
    Lecturer, Departments of Social Sciences and Medicine, Muenster University, Germany, 1995-2003
    Lecturer, Nursing Science, Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 1994-1995
  • Professional Experience
    Quality Manager/Senior Researcher, Westphalian Public Mental Hospital, Muenster, Germany, 1994-2008
    Staff Nurse, Westphalian Public Mental Hospital, Herten, Germany, 1986-1988
  • Education
    Postdoctoral Dissertation/Habilitation/PhD, Sociology – Muenster University, Germany, 2003
    Dr.phil., Sociology – Muenster University, Germany, 1994
    Studies: Magister Artium/Dr.phil.: Sociology (Major), Psychology (Minor), Philosophy (Minor) – Muenster University, Germany, 1988-1994 (Degree: Dr.phil.)
    Nursing Diploma – Westphalian Public Mental Hospital, Lengerich, Germany, 1986
  • Publications