Dr Paul Salveson, known as ‘The Railway Doctor’, is a visiting professor at the University of Huddersfield.
Paul originated the concept of ‘community railways’ and set up the Association of Community Rail Partnerships, which is still based in Slaithwaite, near Huddersfield.
Paul now works as an independent consultant and writer on rail issues. He has a doctorate from the University of Salford, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a member of the TSSA and was awarded an MBE for services to the railway industry in 2008.
He began his railway career as a guard at Blackburn in 1975 and worked as a signalman in the Bolton area before working in adult education and journalism.