LRG is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Paul Brindley to the new position of Academic Support Editor as part of the Editorial team at the Landscape Research Journal.

This is an exciting new type of role within academic publishing that offers one-on-one support to authors less familiar with the journal publishing process.  This added layer of assistance will be provided to selected authors of innovative, original submissions whose work is identified as having great potential, but requires further revision before publishing in the Journal.

Paul Brindley, Landscape Research Journal's New Academic Support Editor

Dr Paul Brindley, Landscape Research Journal’s new Academic Support Editor

The support is particularly aimed towards doctoral candidates and early career researchers as well as those for whom English is not their first language as they negotiate through the peer-review process.   

Dr Paul Brindley is a Lecturer in Landscape Planning in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield in the UK, with over 20 years’ experience within academia and has published more than 30 peer-reviewed publications.

His own research focuses on understanding the interplay between landscapes and people through the use of digital data and GIS mapping (Geographic Information Science).  He recently worked on the three-year project ‘Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature’ (IWUN –, where he explored the statistical relationships between urban greenspace and health and wellbeing, including equity of greenspace provision. He is also a co-author for the England and Wales official rural-urban classification.

The Landscape Research Journal Editorial team, led by Professor Emma Waterton, strives towards an encouraging and constructive relationship with its authors.  It believes in an “ethos of care” through the peer-review process, which is already demonstrated by many of its excellent reviewers[1]. Dr Brindley’s appointment is an important part of building this spirit and practice within the journal.    

Twitter: @DrPaulBrindley

[1] Vera Vicenzotti & Emma Waterton (2021) Practicing care in a global pandemic, Landscape Research, 46:1, 1-7, DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2021.187348