Centre for Continuing Education

David Wilkins


David has been working with R for over a decade. He is the author of several popular open-source R packages, two online courses on the R language, and over a dozen scientific publications involving R analyses. David has taught R to graduate and postgraduate research students and been a tutor, teaching assistant and laboratory demonstrator for undergraduate courses in biology, medicine and environmental policy. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of New South Wales; He also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the City University of Hong Kong. The use of R to make sense of large and complex datasets has been a central theme of his research in microbial ecology, environmental engineering and medicine.

David has a particular passion for creating beautiful and informative statistical graphics, and enjoys teaching people how to use R to discover and express the insights hidden in their data.