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Ethan Howard

Masters Student in Sustainable Development


I am a British MSc student at Uppsala Univeristy, Sweden - currently living Leicester. I am writing my thesis on the topic of 'Collaborative learning and the mitigation of UK ammonia emissions'. I have previously worked as a policy adviser for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Also, I have been employed as an independent researcher for a French manufacturing company, assessing market conditions and opportunities for them.  
I am a finalist for the Royal Society of Arts - Student Design Awards, hosted by RBS and the Cabinet Office.

Work History

Sep 2016March 2017

Policy Intern

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

I had an active role in the EU Exit Environmental Regulations team, helping identify future legislative and policy direction for the department in relation to BREXIT:
• I analysed existing environmental legislation, suggesting regulatory wins post EU Exit as well as highlighting inoperability amongst current legislation
• I prepared submissions  to department directors and fed into ministerial briefings;
• I acted as a central point of contact between lawyers, other governmental departments and devolved administrations in regards to environmental regulations and EU Exit.

Jan 2016Apr 2016

Independent Researcher

Dani Alu

I was employed by Dani Alu as an independent researcher for the purpose of identifying market conditions and opportunities in Sweden, with an eye on future expansion to Scandinavia. Based upon my research conclusions and recommendations the organisation has begun to invest in the market.


Aug 2015Jun 2017

MSc Sustainable Development

Uppsala University , Sweden

An interdisciplinary course examining issues which concern Sustainable Development. The course includes both social and environmental sciences, as well as modules on economics, politics and philosophy. The course is ran by both Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Sep 2011Jun 2015

BA (Hons) International Business - with First class honours

Leeds Beckett University

Gaining a degree in International Business gave me a knowledge base for understanding organisations and management in an international business context examining regulations and processes governing international trade. The course consisted of modules in Economics, Accountancy and Marketing.