James Geehan Fisheries Officer (Statistician)
James Geehan is a Statistician and GIS specialist, and joined the IOTC in September 2012. He has over twelve years’ experience as a professional statistician working for the UK government and United Nations, including five years in the Statistics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy. Based in the IOTC Data and Statistics team, his duties include the review and quality assurance of data in the IOTC database and preparation of analytical reports for IOTC meetings. He is also involved in contributing statistical analytical projects and supporting the work of IOTC Stock Assessments. James also has a range of experience in capacity building activities with national fisheries and statistical institutions including data collection and sampling frameworks of fishery capture statistics; most recently supporting the joint activities of OFCF-IOTC projects. He is proficient in range of database, statistical and GIS related software including SQL Server, SPSS, R, ArcGIS, as well as programming in VBA, SQL and Python.