David Parsons was, until recently, Director of the Institute of Name-Studies at the University of Nottingham, and is now Senior Research Fellow at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Research.
He is Deputy Director of the Survey of English Place-Names, and the Survey's editor for Suffolk.
Judith Pettigrew is a social anthropologist and an occupational therapist with a PhD from the University of Cambridge. She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Clinical Therapies at the University of Limerick.
Edward Proctor has a background in South Asian studies and languages.
A diploma from the Central Institute of Hindi in New Delhi was followed by a BA in Anthropology from Duke University, an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University and further postgraduate study at the University of Chicago.
He also has a Masters in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently an Electronic Resources Librarian and Associate Professor.
He speaks six different Gypsy dialects as well as several other languages.