Dr Colin Forrest spent the first ten years of his career teaching Science and Maths in a variety of secondary schools in London, Kent and the North of England. He moved into Further Education at a senior level in before joining the Learning and Skills Council as a Regional Learning and Quality Director. More recently he was with the Learning and Skills Improvement Service leading on strategic quality improvement with a very wide range of post 14 providers and partners. Currently Colin is supporting developments in a wide range of Education and Training settings, including Vocational Education and Training, Leadership and Governance and practitioner research. Colin is an active researcher working with a university school of education and has recently contributed to UK and international conferences. He is a university governor, trustee on an awarding body board and chairs the teaching and learning board of a specialist autism college.