ISLP Executive

Reija Helenius Finland, Director
Pedro Campos Portugal, Deputy Director
Steve MacFeely Ireland, Deputy Director
Adriana D’Amelio Argentina, Deputy Director

Please contact them with any enquiries concerning the ISLP Project.


I am Reija, 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, Steve 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

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.

Steve is the Head of Statistics & Information at the United Nation Conference for Trade and Development in Geneva and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Policy Studies in University College Cork, Ireland. Before working at UNCTAD, Steve was the Assistant Director-General at the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in Ireland and was a member of the Oversight Board of the new Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service. He established the “Professional Diploma in Official Statistics & Policy Evaluation” at the Institute of Public Administration in Ireland and played a central role in launching the ISLP competition in Ireland. He has published over a dozen papers in peer reviewed journals covering a range of topics including family business, cross-border shopping, productivity, tourism, input-output, regional policy and data infrastructure. Email: steve.macfeely@unctad.org

Adriana is from Mendoza, Argentina. Magister in Pedagogy of the Sciences, specialized in University lectures, Head Professor at "Universidad Nacional de Cuyo", in Argentina. Member of the Evaluation of Educational Quality team in the Province of Mendoza. Coordinator of the first web page on statistical literacy of Argentina (2009). With more than twenty five years of teaching experience. She has participated in numerous research projects in Mathematics Education and Statistics. Member of the Argentine Society of Statistics. Member of the IASE. At present, it is her desire to promote Statistical Literacy in Latin America.