Hello! I'm Josh, a Wikipedian currently based in York in England. Outside of Wikipedia, I'm a philosopher, and I currently work at the University of Sheffield. For more information, see my website or my "about me" page. I have been a Wikipedia editor since 2006, and my editing interests have developed over time, and I sadly do not have as much time for Wikipedia as I used to.
I am currently interested, among other things, in philosophy, animal rights, natural sciences and various facets of popular and not-so-popular culture. I have written over 15 featured articles, over 30 good articles, and around 100 did you know articles. I have made over 100,000 edits on the English Wikipedia, placing me in the top 500 contributors by number of edits. I am a part of the new featured article candidates mentoring scheme, so if you're looking for help preparing an article for a featured article nomination, feel free to get in touch.
Though most of my time on Wikipedia is currently spent writing and reviewing articles, I have previously been much more involved in certain administrative activities. I have been an administrator on the English Wikipedia since 2007, but rarely use the tools at the moment. I operated a bot, which ran several times between 2008 and 2013, and I was a WikiCup judge from 2009 to 2014. I have been an administrator on Wikimedia Commons (2009 to 2015) and an OTRS volunteer (2009 to 2015). I have taken part in a number of editathons, including the 2016 Women in Philosophy Drive and a 2017 Art+Feminism event at Queen's University in Canada, and attended a few Wikimedia meetups.
I sometimes edit articles that are broadly or narrowly related to my professional research interests. Generally, I have found other editors very supportive of this, though it does mean that I sometimes edit articles about (for instance) people I know, or people I come to know, professionally. This is consistent with the relevant guidelines, though if any editor has a good-faith concern about a potential conflict of interest or "non-neutral" editing, I am very happy to discuss it with them.