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Last run: March 2, 2013

I edit women's sport articles, Australian sport articles and Paralympic articles on English Wikipedia, write articles on the same topic for English Wikinews and record the occasional spoken word article. I've previously served as a Wikimedia in Residence for the Australian Paralympic Committee. As a credentialed member of the press, representing Wikimedia Australia as the default winner of the Wikimedians to the Games project, I attended the London Paralympics where I assisted in publishing over 70 articles about the Games. In the build up to the Games, I nominated 59 Australian Paralympics articles for DYK and took six to GA. I've submitted a thesis for a PhD in Communications at the University of Canberra with a focus on Australian sport fan communities on social media networks, specifically as it pertains to events, with a focus on creating a methodological framework for conducting such analysis. I have done professional research about Australian women's sport and Wikipedia, where I examined the impact Wikipedia has one people's thinking about women's sport for the National Sport Information Centre, a government funded sports information body that includes a library, that is being administered through the University of Canberra. I have not been directed to do any editing in this role: All the editing I do on women's sport and Paralympic I do of my own initiative using assessment process as forms of personal goal setting as I am a goal oriented individual.[1][2][3][4][5] One of my current projects involves trying to encourage greater sport involvement in WMF projects in terms of sharing content for use on WMF projects, and trying to get media accreditation for Wikimedians like myself to attend the Sochi and Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. I've gotten permission from Waterpolo Australia and Softball Australia to take pictures of the Australian women's national team with acceptable licenses for use on WMF projects. I've attended a press conference where the gymnastics team was announced. I've attended a three day wheelchair basketball competition in Sydney where I and my co-attendee contributed 10 Wikinews articles, took a number of pictures and interviewed six basketball players that competed in London. I took pictures of and interviewed women attending the Australian national archery championships with the results going on Commons, Wikinews and Wikipedia. I have been an unpaid Wikimedian in Residence for the Spanish Paralympic Committee from late June 2013 until late November 2013. I attended a Canberra Capitals game and reported on it for Wikinews, and have contributed a number of pictures to Commons. I can often be found on Wikipedia related IRC channels including #wikinews connect, #wikipedia-en-sports connect and #wikipedia-en-help connect.

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  1. ^ There is research which supports the idea that I am not alone in this. Women are often more motivated to participate if they can set goals to measure and improve on their performance. Editing a Wikipedia article alone does not motivate me to contribute because it is unclear as to why I am doing it. By saying I will take an article to DYK, I will take an article to GA, I will add a picture to this article, I will publish a Wikinews article on that, I can focus and channel my desire to contribute in a way where I can measure the usefulness of my contributions towards the goal of improving on and adding the sum of all human knowledge to Wikipedia. I also find that Good Article and DYK are a form of community recognition for work well done that otherwise are not as accessible on Wikipedia. Like others, I like to see my work recognised for being a positive contribution. This repeated recognition from the community keeps me coming back for more.
  2. ^ Dale H. Schunk; Barry J. Zimmerman (6 August 2012). Motivation and Self-Regulated Learning: Theory, Research, and Applications. Routledge. pp. 340–343. ISBN 978-1-136-82677-1. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Ray French; Charlotte Rayner; Gary Rees; Sally Rumbles (22 April 2011). Organizational Behaviour. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 258–. ISBN 978-0-470-71033-3. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Volker Nolte (1 July 2011). Rowing Faster. Human Kinetics. pp. 155–. ISBN 978-0-7360-9040-7. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Linda Babcock; Sara Laschever (2 September 2008). Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide. Princeton University Press. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-691-08940-9. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 

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