I am Reija Helenius, the new director of ISLP. I come from Finland where I work as a Head of Development in the Information Services Unit of Statistics Finland. I am an elected member of ISI and a member of IASE. In my current job my main task is to develop user friendly services for users of statistics. Especially close to my heart are statistical training and national statistical offices´ cooperation activities with educational institutions. For the next four years I’m leading ISLP together with Dr Pedro Campos and Dr Sharleen Forbes. An ISLP advisory board will assist us in our work. All of us aim to improve statistical literacy worldwide.
Pedro comes from Portugal where he is working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Porto teaching statistics and information systems. He is also working in the Department of Methodology and Information Systems in Statistics Portugal. He is a member of the Research Unit LIAAD-INESC (Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support). Pedro was one of the pioneers in organising an ISLP statistical literacy competition for the first time in Portugal in 2006.
Sharleen is a New Zealander who has worked at Statistics New Zealand since 1994. Currently she is a General Manager in the Statistics Education & Research Unit there. She also holds an adjunct professorship in official statistics at the School of Government, Victoria University, Wellington. Sharleen has a long-standing interest in mathematics education, in the measurement of gender and ethnic differences in mathematics in particular, and in the application of simple techniques to explain longitudinal data. Sharleen is also a member of IASE & IAOS and an elected member of ISI. She is working very actively in different statistical associations and committees.
Pedro, Sharleen and I strongly believe in cooperation. We hope that you will also contribute to ISLP and advance our common goal to improve statistical literacy worldwide.
Welcome to cooperate with us!
Best wishes, Reija