Hello, I am Netha Hussain (Q66580063). I have been a volunteer at the Wikimedia movement for more than ten years. Nowadays, I mostly edit English Wikipedia and Wikidata, but I am also active in Commons, Metawiki and Malayalam Wikipedia. I usually write articles related to healthcare and current affairs, but I also write about stuff outside these domains. I have donned multiple hats in the Wikiverse : I have worked in content creation, community building, outreach, strategy and fundraising, just to name a few. When I am bored, I turn to my wishlist for ideas. In real life, I am a physician and researcher. My research is surrounding the use of virtual reality in assessment of post-stroke impairment. Netha Hussain (GU) is my alternate account affiliated with Gothenburg University where I am employed currently.
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I have never been employed by the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) or any of the movement affiliates. I have received travel grants or scholarships from the WMF or affiliates for participating in Wikimedia and allied conferences, but I have not been a recipient of any other Wikimedia grant. I was a member of Wikimedia India from 2012 until it was closed down in 2019. I am a member of Wikimedia Sverige since 2017. I have not held any official positions in these two organizations. All my work on Wikimedia has been done in my capacity as a volunteer.
I have collaborated in, or have been the leader of several volunteer projects. A list of those projects can be found here. I sometimes undertake personal projects for addressing knowledge gap on Wikimedia. The list of my personal projects can be found here. The list of articles created by me on English Wikipedia can be found here.
I served as a member of the Individual Engagement Grants Committee (2013-14) and Inspire Grants Committee (2015) of the Wikimedia Foundation. I am a member of Projects Grants Committee since 2016. I was a member of the drafting committee of the Movement Strategy project of the Wikimedia Foundation. Since 2017, I am a member of the Editorial Board of WikiJournal of Medicine. In 2018, I served in the steering committee of Phase II of Movement strategy process.
Links to the pages of various Wikimedia conferences and Wikipedia outreach programs which I have organized or participated in the planning process can be seen here. Since 2015, I was a member of the Wikipedia Education Collaborative, which later became the Wikipedia and Education User Group. I am also a member of Wikiproject Med Foundation.
I was featured in the 2012 Thank You banners. (Report)
Links to my articles about Wikimedia movement on various blogs can be seen here. I was a blogger at Huffington Post U.K, where I mostly wrote Wikimedia related stuff until they closed down the blogging service in 2018.
Learning and Research
My contributions to Research, IdeaLab and Learning Patterns can be found here. My research is surrounding the diversity of participation and content on Wikimedia projects, particularly of the gender gap.
Links to articles about me on various newspapers and websites can be viewed here. I have written for Forbes about Wikipedia's gender gap.
Other Open Knowledge and Open GLAM work
In 2018-19, I helped create the website Infoclinic, that shares reliable health-related information in Malayalam language. I have translated and done outreach for Mozilla. I am the language manager for TED Translators in Malayalam language since 2013. I maintain a list of open access media/data repositories related to medicine here. I have authored scholarly publications related to neurology and Wikimedia, which can be found on my Google Scholar profile here. All my publications to date are open access.
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