Statistics - Who's Who
Principal Statistician - Head of Branch - Nicola Fisher
Nicola has overall responsibility for all areas of work in the branch, but particularly for ensuring DRD policy colleagues are provided with a timely and high quality statistical and research function to inform and monitor policy. To help inform this work, Nicola chairs working groups such as the Transport Statistics User Group and All Ireland Freight Forum with the aim of developing new data sources to meet users' needs.
As the Senior Statistician in DRD, she is also responsible for promoting, implementing, monitoring and advising on the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and associated legislation. For details of this Code, please click on the link below.
Principal Statistician - Nicola Fisher
Tel: 028 90540873
Provide statistical and research support to Regional Planning and Transportation Division in the monitoring and review of the Regional Development Strategy. The RDS is the spatial plan for Northern Ireland and CSRB input includes the development and provision of statistical indicators to monitor the strategy, statistical profiling of spatial regions, collection of data on new houses and the production of an estimate of housing need in Northern Ireland.
Provide statistical and research support to Roads Service and Ports and Public Transport Division in the formulation, delivery and monitoring of transport policy.
This includes the production of transport statistics publications, management of the Northern Ireland Travel Survey, assistance in monitoring the Regional Transportation Strategy and the development of data on vehicle stock, vehicle kilometres travelled, traffic census and a measurement of access to transport.
Provide advice to policy colleagues on conducting surveys. Gather details of all surveys of businesses or district councils carried out by DRD and DOE in the previous year and those planned over the next three years in order to compile a DOE/ DRD Compliance and Quality Improvement Plan. Provide information to Survey Control Unit when requested on these surveys.
Regional Planning and Transport, and Survey Control Contacts
DP Statistician- Leah Ginn
Tel: 028 90540799
Assistant Statistician- John MCCann
Tel: 028 90540981
Administrative Officer- Sam Spence
Tel: 028 90540800
In 2009, the Minister established the new Transportation Policy Division within DRD to develop integrated and sustainable transport arrangements. Its work will help inform the review of the Regional Transportation Strategy, which will in future provide the strategic direction for transportation here.
CSRB will provide statistical and research support to Transportation Policy Division in the formulation, delivery and monitoring of sustainable transport policy. This includes developing and exploiting new data sources with particular reference to freight and public transport, providing statistical support to research steering groups, developing a range of Sustainable Transport Indicators and reviewing the existing freight movement across Ireland as part of the All Island Freight Forum.
Sustainable Transport Contacts
DP Statistician- Naomi McLaughlin
Tel: 028 90540801
Assistant Statistician- Gerard McMullan
Tel: 028 90540865
Equality Impact Assessments (EQIAs)
Provide statistical and research advice and support to DRD policy colleagues involved in the Equality Impact Assessment process. This covers the screening stage and full assessment if the screening stage identifies possible differential impacts and monitoring.
DP Statistician- Naomi McLaughlin- DRD
Tel: 028 90540801
Please click here for information on the work carried out by the DoE Analytical Services Branch (ASB).