Pascal Frank

Pascal Frank

Pascal Frank is a research fellow and PhD candidate at the Faculty of Sustainability at Leuphana University. Before that, he worked as a research assistant at Fernuniversität Hagen. In his research and teaching, he is particularly interested in personal approaches toward education for sustainable development. More precisely, he inquires the relevance personal (e.g. affective-motivational, bodily) competences for educating future change agents for sustainable development and looks at ways to integrate a systematic cultivation of these competences into current ESD. For this purpose, Pascal Frank draws upon a variety of self-reflexive learning activities and introspective practices and combines them with a training in (mainly qualitative) research methods.


  • PhD, Sustainability Science, Leuphana University, Germany, since 2016
  • Phil., History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK, 2015
  • A. spécialisé, Ethics, Responsibility and Development, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 2014
  • A., Cultural Sciences, Fernuniversität Hagen, Germany, 2010

Selected Publications

  • Frank, P., (accepted). Knowledge generation and sustainable development. In W. Leal (ed.). Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education. Cham, Switzerland.
  • Frank, P. & Fischer, D. (2018). Introspektion und Bildung für nachhaltigen Konsum: Ein Lehr-Lern-Format zur systematischen Selbsterforschung in der Auseinandersetzung mit Argumenten zum Konsum tierischer Produkte. In W. Leal (Ed.). Nachhaltigkeit in der Lehre: eine Herausforderung für Hochschulen. Wiesbaden: Springer
  • Stanszus, L., Fischer, D., Böhme, T., Frank, P., Fritzsche, J., Geiger, S., Harfensteller, J., Grossman, P. & Schrader, U.. (2017). Education for Sustainable Consumption through Mindfulness Training: Development of a Consumption-Specific Intervention. Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability.
  • Frank, P. (2017). Warum wir Tiere essen (obwohl wir sie mögen): Sozialpsychologische Erklärungsansätze für das Fleischparadox. Psychosozial, 40(148)