Jane Watson is a Reader in Mathematics Education at the University of Tasmania where she overseas the training of pre-service teachers in mathematics at the primary, middle, and secondary school levels, and directs research projects related to the Chance and Data part of the school curriculum. Over the last decade she has played a major role in four nationally funded professional development projects for teachers in mathematics and statistics education, as well as 13 nationally funded research grants ranging from one to three years. Eight of these grants have focused on students' and teachers' understandings of Chance and Data and have included longitudinal understanding, the effect of collaboration on higher order thinking, and the effect of cognitive conflict on understanding. Current projects are studying understanding of variation and a model for an underlying construct of statistical literacy. Over the years she has published over 200 papers and other multi media work, such a as a CD ROM, web site on quantitative literacy in the newspaper, and a radio essay for national broadcast. Reports of her research have appeared in major research journals (e.g., Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Educational Studies in Mathematics, For the Learning of Mathematics, Mathematical Thinking and Learning, Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics). In Australia, she was the winner of a prestigious Ian Clunies Ross National Science and Technology Medal in 1999 for her work in statistical literacy, using technology to reach teachers and students with the message that statistics in crucial for survival in today's society.