Claudia Michel, born in 1971, holds a doctorate in social geography. She taught and researched in the field of sustainable development at the University of Bern and has been a lecturer at the Institute of Ageing at the Bern University of Applied Sciences since 2014. She teaches interprofessional project work, researchers social support in the last phase of life and develops tools for working with the elderly in communal social spaces together with practice partners. She enjoys experimenting with forms of knowledge transfer between research and practice. In the past, she has written policy briefs, produced an exhibition and a film.