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Dr. Shane Beadle
Consulting Director, Public Policy

Shane Beadle leads research and evaluation on education, skills and training policies and their implementation. He works for several entities, including the European Commission (EC); UK government departments such as energy and climate, education, business innovation and skills (BIS); UK government bodies such as Ofqual and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills; the Welsh Government; and occupational sector bodies such as the Construction Industry Training Board.

Dr. Beadle joined ICF in 2006 after a career in the public sector specializing in operational review and project management. Recently, he has led various projects, including an evaluation of enterprise training programs for BIS; a comparative analysis of language learning in Europe and an assessment of employers’ needs for foreign language skills across the EU; evaluations of European Social Fund (ESF) programs to engage young people in further education and training and to increase employer investment in skills training; an assessment of the regulatory impact of new examinations for young people; and literature reviews of the impact of teachers working longer and of the impact of digital learning on school age children’s attainment.

Dr. Beadle has a Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool and an M.A. and a B.A. from the University of Cambridge.