Human Geographer, UNSW

Paul Tranter will be in Melbourne speaking at the Bike Futures Conference 2012 - - from 17 to 19 October.

Associate Professor Paul Tranter is a Geographer in the School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences (PEMS) at UNSW Canberra (the Australian Defence Force Academy) in Canberra. Here he lectures in global change, social geography and transport geography, and has been the recipient of three teaching awards. His research has made a pioneering contribution in the areas of child-friendly environments, active transport, and healthy and sustainable cities. These themes are brought together in a recent book – Children and Their Urban Environment: Changing Worlds, which Paul co-authored with Claire Freeman.
As well as his position in Geography, Paul is also the Coordinator of Learning and Teaching Development (PEMS/SEIT) at UNSW Canberra. (SEIT is the School of Engineering and Information Technology). Over the last few years he has been the Presiding Member of the Teaching and Learning Committee, Convenor of the ADFA Human Research Ethics Advisory Committee, Undergraduate Education Coordinator (PEMS), and Geography Discipline Coordinator.


  • –present
    Human Geographer, UNSW


  • 1982 
    University of Newcastle, PhD Geography

Research Areas

  • Transport Planning (120506)
  • Social And Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Urban Policy (160514)