I am an anaesthetist, currently researching the epidemiology of critical care provision after surgery, looking at the way patients are cared for around the time they undergo surgery, and their outcomes afterwards. I make extensive use of the R language for statistical analysis, and report writing. The majority of my data analysis happens in R, which helps to facilitate Reproducible Research. I am involved in developing and teaching a course aimed at introducing the principles of Reproducible Research and data science (http://datascibc.org/course/). My group is planning on developing an R package of functions for writing academic papers in R Markdown.