Associate Professor Paul Tranter

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



Freeman C; Tranter PJ, 2011, Children and Their Urban Environment: Changing Worlds, Earthscan, London, Washington, DC,

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

Tranter P, 2018, 'Taming traffic to encourage children’s active transportation', in Children's Active Transportation, pp. 229 - 242,

Larouche R; Tranter P, 2018, 'Conclusion', in Children's Active Transportation, pp. 259 - 266,

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 , pp. 99 - 112,

Tranter PJ; Freeman C, 2015, 'Children's Geographies', in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 491 - 497,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Tranter P, 2014, 'Active Travel: A Cure for the Hurry Virus', Journal of Occupational Science, vol. 21, pp. 65 - 76,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Tranter PJ, 2010, 'Speed Kills: The Complex Links Between Transport, Lack of Time and Urban Health', Journal of Urban Health - Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, vol. 87, pp. 155 - 166,

O Brien C; Tranter PJ, 2010, 'Positive psychology, walking and well-being: can walking school buses survive a policy of school closures?', World Transport Policy and Practice, vol. 15, pp. 42 - 54

May M; Tranter PJ; Warn JR, 2010, 'Holistic road safety report released', Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, vol. November 2010, pp. 49 - 52,

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