Honorary Associate Professor
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The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA



Tranter P; Tolley R, 2020, Slow Cities Conquering our Speed Addiction for Health and Sustainability, Elsevier

Freeman C; Tranter PJ, 2011, Children and Their Urban Environment: Changing Worlds, Earthscan, London, Washington, DC, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781849775359

Tranter PJ, 2004, Effective Speeds: Car Costs are Slowing Us Down, Original, Australian Greehhouse Office, Dept of the Environment and Heritage, Canberra

Malone K; Tranter PJ, 2003, Children`s Environments: A study of children`s environmental learning in relation to their schoolground experiences, Original, RMIT University, Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC

Robinson GL; Loughran RJ; Tranter PJ, 2000, Australia and New Zealand: Economy, society and environment, Original, Arnold, London

Warn JR; Tranter PJ; Glenn F, 1997, Graduate evaluation of tertiary education & military training at the Australian defence force academy, Original, University College, ADFA, Canberra

Warn JR; Tranter PJ; Fulford GR, 1997, Graduate evaluation of tertiary education & military training at the Australian defence force academy, Original, University College, ADFA, Canberra

Book Chapters

Grady-Dominguez P; Ihrig K; Lane SJ; Aberle J; Beetham K; Ragen J; Spencer G; Sterman J; Tranter P; Wyver S; Bundy A, 2020, 'Reframing risk: Working with caregivers of children with disabilities to promote risk-taking in play', in International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, pp. 1 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.irrdd.2020.09.001

Tranter P, 2018, 'Taming traffic to encourage children’s active transportation', in Children's Active Transportation, pp. 229 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811931-0.00016-8

Larouche R; Tranter P, 2018, 'Conclusion', in Children's Active Transportation, pp. 259 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811931-0.00018-1

Wyver S; Tranter PJ; Naughton G; Bundy A; Engelen L, 2017, 'Active Outdoor Play', in Grace R; Hodge K; McMahon C (ed.), Children, Families and Communities, Fifth Edition, edn. Fifth, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 222 - 241

Sharpe S; Tranter P, 2016, 'Children's active transport: An upside of oil vulnerability?', in Planning After Petroleum: Preparing Cities for the Age Beyond Oil, pp. 99 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315650715

Tranter PJ; Freeman C, 2015, 'Children's Geographies', in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 491 - 497, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.72019-8

Tranter PJ; Sharpe S, 2015, 'Global Energy Stress: Challenges and Opportunities for Child-Friendly Cities', in Ansell N; Klocker N; Skelton T (ed.), Geographies of Global Issues: Change and Threat, Geographies of Children and Young People 8,, Springer, Singapore, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4585-95-8_10-1

Tranter PJ, 2015, 'Children’s Play in their Local Neighborhoods: Rediscovering the Value of Residential Streets', in Evans B; Horton J (ed.), Play, Recreation, Health and Well Being, Geographies of Children and Young People 9,, Springer, Singapore, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4585-96-5_37-1

Kingham S; Tranter PJ, 2015, 'Cycling and sustainable transport', in Bonham J; Johnson M (ed.), Cycling Futures, University of Adelaide Press, Adelaide, pp. 131 - 152

Tranter PJ; Walks A, 2014, 'Driving mobility, slowing down the poor: effective speed and unequal motility', in The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobiliity: Driving cities, driving inequality, driving politics, Routledge, New York, pp. 129 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315766188

Tranter PJ, 2012, 'Speed Kills: The Complex Links Between Transport, Lack of Time and Urban Health', in Greaves SP; Garrard J (ed.), Transport, the Environment and Public Health: Classic papers on non-motorised travel, edn. Original, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, U.K., pp. 153 - 164

Wyver S; Tranter PJ; Bundy A; Naughton G, 2012, 'Changing contexts of play : losses and opportunities', in Bowes J; Grace R; Hodge K (ed.), Children, Families and Communities: Contexts and Consequences, edn. 4th, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic, pp. 162 - 175

Wyver S; Tranter PJ; Sandseter EBH; Naughton G; Little H; Bundy A; Ragen J; Engelen L, 2012, 'Places to Play Outdoors: Sedentary and Safe or Active and Risky?', in Children and Childhoods 1: Perspectives, places and practices, edn. Original, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 85 - 107

Tranter PJ, 2012, 'Effective Speed: Cycling Because It’s “Faster”', in Pucher J; Buehler R (ed.), City Cycling, edn. Original, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, pp. 57 - 74

Whitzman C; Romero V; Duncan M; Curtis C; Tranter P; Burke M, 2010, 'Links between children's independent mobility, active transport, physical activity and obesity', in Waters E; Swinburn BA; Seidell JC; Uauy R (ed.), Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice, Wiley Blackwell, Chichester UK, pp. 105 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781444318517.ch13

Bundy A; Tranter PJ; Naughton G; Wyver S; Luckett T, 2009, 'Playfulness: Interactions between play contexts and child development', in Bowes J; Grace R (ed.), Children Families & Communities, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 76 - 87

Tranter PJ, 2006, 'Overcoming social traps: A key to creating child friendly cities', in Creating Child Friendly Cities: Reinstating kids in the city, edn. Original, Routledge, Taylor Francis Group, New York, pp. 121 - 135

Tranter PJ; Lowes MD, 2006, 'Communicating Urban Values Through Megasport Events: The Case of Australia`s `High Performance` Cities', in Urban Communication: Production, Text, Context, edn. Original, Rowman & Littlefield, New York, pp. 165 - 176

Ker I; Tranter PJ, 2003, 'A Wish Called Wander: Reclaiming Automobility from the Motor Car', in Whitelegg J; Haq G (ed.), The Earthscan Reader on World Transport Policy and Practice, edn. Original, Earthscan Publications, London; Sterling, VA, pp. 105 - 113

Edited Books

Freeman C; Tranter PJ; Skelton T, (eds.), 2016, Risk, Protection, Provision and Policy, Springer, Singapore, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-035-3

Journal articles

Sterman J; Villeneuve M; Spencer G; Wyver S; Beetham KS; Naughton G; Tranter P; Ragen J; Bundy A, 2020, 'Creating play opportunities on the school playground: Educator experiences of the Sydney playground project', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, vol. 67, pp. 62 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12624

Beetham KS; Sterman J; Bundy AC; Wyver S; Ragen J; Engelen L; Villeneuve M; Spencer G; Tranter P; Naughton G, 2019, 'Lower parent tolerance of risk in play for children with disability than typically developing children', International Journal of Play, vol. 8, pp. 174 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21594937.2019.1643980

Snow D; Bundy A; Tranter P; Wyver S; Naughton G; Ragen J; Engelen L, 2019, 'Girls’ perspectives on the ideal school playground experience: an exploratory study of four Australian primary schools', Children's Geographies, vol. 17, pp. 148 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2018.1463430

Grady-Dominguez P; Bundy A; Ragen J; Wyver S; Villeneuve M; Naughton G; Tranter P; Eakman A; Hepburn S; Beetham K, 2019, 'An observation-based instrument to measure what children with disabilities do on the playground: a Rasch analysis', International Journal of Play, vol. 8, pp. 79 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21594937.2019.1580340

Beetham KS; Bundy AC; Wyver S; Ragen J; Villeneuve M; Tranter P; Naughton G, 2019, 'Construct validity and test-retest reliability of the coping inventory (CI) for children with developmental disabilities', American Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.029561

Bundy A; Engelen L; Wyver S; Tranter P; Ragen J; Bauman A; Baur L; Schiller W; Simpson JM; Niehues AN; Perry G; Jessup G; Naughton G, 2017, 'Sydney Playground Project: A Cluster-Randomized Trial to Increase Physical Activity, Play, and Social Skills', Journal of School Health, vol. 87, pp. 751 - 759, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/josh.12550

Spencer G; Bundy A; Wyver S; Villeneuve M; Tranter PJ; Beetham K; Ragen J; Naughton G, 2016, 'Uncertainty in the school playground: shifting rationalities and teachers’ sense-making in the management of risks for children with disabilities', Health, Risk & Society, vol. 18, pp. 301 - 317, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13698575.2016.1238447

Niehues AN; Bundy A; Broom A; Tranter P, 2016, 'Reframing healthy risk taking: Parents’ dilemmas and strategies to promote children’s well-being', Journal of Occupational Science, vol. 23, pp. 449 - 463, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2016.1209424

Schoeppe S; Tranter P; Duncan MJ; Curtis C; Carver A; Malone K, 2016, 'Australian children's independent mobility levels: secondary analyses of cross-sectional data between 1991 and 2012', Children's Geographies, vol. 14, pp. 408 - 421, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2015.1082083

Wati K; Tranter PJ, 2015, 'Spatial and socio-demographic determinants of South East Queensland students' school cycling', Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 47, pp. 23 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2015.07.005

Devereux LM; Tranter P; Wilson K, 2015, 'First year students negotiating professional and academic identities: the case of scholarly soldiers.', The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, vol. 6, pp. 11 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/intjfyhe.v6i1.244

Niehues AN; Bundy A; Broom A; Tranter P, 2015, 'Parents’ Perceptions of Risk and the Influence on Children’s Everyday Activities', Journal of Child and Family Studies, vol. 24, pp. 809 - 820, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10826-013-9891-2

Bundy AC; Wyver S; Beetham KS; Ragen J; Naughton G; Tranter P; Norman R; Villeneuve M; Spencer G; Honey A; Simpson J; Baur L; Sterman J, 2015, 'The Sydney playground project- levelling the playing field: A cluster trial of a primary school-based intervention aiming to promote manageable risk-taking in children with disability', BMC Public Health, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2452-4

Cook A; Whitzman C; Tranter P, 2015, 'Is ‘Citizen Kid’ an Independent Kid? The Relationship between Children’s Independent Mobility and Active Citizenship', Journal of Urban Design, vol. 20, pp. 526 - 544, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13574809.2015.1044505

Tranter P, 2014, 'Active Travel: A Cure for the Hurry Virus', Journal of Occupational Science, vol. 21, pp. 65 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2013.865153

Niehues AN; Bundy A; Broom A; Tranter P; Ragen J; Engelen L, 2013, 'Everyday uncertainties: Reframing perceptions of risk in outdoor free play', Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, vol. 13, pp. 223 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2013.798588

Niehues AN; Bundy A; Broom A; Tranter P, 2013, 'Parents' Perceptions of Risk and the Influence on Children's Everyday Activities', Journal of Child and Family Studies, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10826-013-9891-2

Engelen L; Bundy A; Naughton G; Simpson JM; Bauman A; Ragen J; Baur LA; Wyver S; Tranter PJ; Niehues A; Schiller W; Perry G; Jessup G; van der Ploeg HP, 2013, 'Increasing physical activity in young primary school children - it's child's play: A cluster randomised controlled trial', Preventive Medicine, vol. 56, pp. 319 - 325, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.02.007

Tranter PJ; Sharpe SQ, 2012, 'Disney-Pixar to the rescue: harnessing positive affect for enhancing children’s active mobility', Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 20, pp. 34 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2011.04.006

Bundy A; Naughton G; Tranter PJ; Wyver S; Baur L; Schiller W; Bauman A; Engelen L; Ragen J; Luckett T; Niehues A; Stewart G; Jessup G; Brentnall G, 2011, 'The Sydney playground project: popping the bubblewrap - unleashing the power of play: a cluster randomized controlled trial of a primary school playground-based intervention aiming to increase children’s physical activity and social skills', BMC Public Health, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-11-680

May M; Tranter PJ; Warn JR, 2011, 'Progressing road safety through deep change and transformational leadership', Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 19, pp. 1423 - 1430, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2011.07.002

Tranter PJ, 2011, 'The urban speed paradox: time pressure, cars and health', D!SSENT, pp. 9 - 12

Wyver S; Tranter PJ; Naughton G; Little H; Sandseter EBH; Bundy A, 2010, 'Ten ways to restrict children's freedom play: The problem of surplus safety', Contemporary Issues In Early Childhood, vol. 11, pp. 263 - 277, http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/ciec.2010.11.3.263

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