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Colin Howat
Director, Employment, Health, and Education

Colin leads ICF's Humand and Social Capital team. The team undertakes research, evaluation and policy analysis on education, employment, skills and health policy in the UK and Ireland, plus health policy for the EU. Colin has over 20 years of social research experience, specializing in labor market and skills policy.

Colin has worked extensively on the future of jobs and skills. This includes exploratory research with employers for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) to understand how key occupations in the advanced manufacturing and health and social sectors were likely to evolve in the next decade, as well as work for the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to understand how potential future economic scenarios might play out for industry. An expert in workforce data, Colin led ICF’s work for SOLAS to develop the first skills profile of the further education and training workforce in Ireland.

Colin has directed well over 60 projects for clients ranging from UK government, national agencies and professional bodies through to the European Commission. He is a graduate in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge (BA Hons, First Class).