Paul Shaw is undertaking part time doctoral research in the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester. After a first career as a consultant pathologist in the NHS, he changed direction to follow a longstanding passion for landscape history. His MA dissertation linked Scandinavian settlement in the Leicestershire Wreake valley with distinctive terroir (farming niche) and habitative place-name endings. His doctoral research will test those findings and explore the terroir of place-names elsewhere in England.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Paul.