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Researcher: Tranter, BK (Professor Bruce Tranter)

Fields of Research

Sociology
Environmental Sociology
Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Social Change
Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Political Science
Social and Cultural Geography
Aged Health Care
Social Theory
Australian Government and Politics
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Race and Ethnic Relations
Media Studies
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Social Program Evaluation
Demography
Health and Community Services
Business and Management
Human Resources Management
Macroeconomic Theory
Journalism Studies
Public Administration
Comparative Government and Politics
Applied Ethics
Organisational Planning and Management
Population Trends and Policies
Family and Household Studies
Studies in Human Society
Environmental Politics
History and Philosophy of Specific Fields
Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Citizenship and National Identity
Government and Politics
Community Service (excl. Work)
Cultural Understanding
Political Systems
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Social Class and Inequalities
Law, Politics and Community Services
Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services
Environment
Health
The Media
Climate and Climate Change
Health Related to Ageing
Ageing and Older People
Civics and Citizenship
Communication
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Distribution of Income and Wealth
Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare
Information and Communication Services
Basic Aluminium Products
Behaviour and Health
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Electoral Systems
Health and Support Services
Arts and Leisure
Health Policy Evaluation
Environmental Ethics
Management
Ability and Disability
Demography
Productivity (excl. Public Sector)
Sustainability Indicators
Families and Family Services
Residential Building Management and Services
Workforce Transition and Employment
Education and Training
Religion and Ethics
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Urban Planning
Consumption Patterns, Population Issues and the Environment
Bioethics
Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism
Heritage
Professions and Professionalisation
Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
Gender and Sexualities
Natural Hazards in Urban and Industrial Environments
Indigenous Health

Career Best Publications

Climate patriots? Concern over climate change and other environmental issues in Australia; Public Understanding of Science
Colonial and post-colonial aspects of Australian identity; British Journal of Sociology
Environmental activists and non-active environmentalists in Australia; Environmental Politics
Leadership and change in the Tasmanian environment movement; The Leadership Quarterly
Overstating value change: question ordering in the postmaterial values index; European Sociological Review
Political and social divisions over climate change among young Queenslanders; Environment and Planning A
Political divisions over climate change and environmental issues in Australia; Environmental Politics
Scepticism in a changing climate: a cross-national study; Global Environmental Change
The Decline of Political Leadership in Australia? Changing Recruitment and Careers of Federal Politicians; Palgrave Pivot
The Influence of Green parties on postmaterialist values; British Journal of Sociology

Research Publications

A New Standard in Dementia Knowledge Measurement: Comparative Validation of the Dementia Knowledge Assessment Scale and the Alzheimer’s Disease Knowledge Scale; Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Acupuncture in Australian general practice: practitioner characteristics; The Medical Journal of Australia
Acupuncture in Australian general practice: patient characteristics; The Medical Journal of Australia
American Outlaws in Australia; International Journal of Social Science Studies
American Outlaws in Australia: The Globalisation of Jesse James and Billy the Kid; American Sociological Association Annual Meeting
An Evaluation of The Salvation Army (Tasmania) Alcohol and Other Drug Rehabilitation Outreach Programs
An Evaluation of The Salvation Army (Tasmania) Alcohol and Other Drug Rehabilitation Outreach, Aftercare and Day Programs, 2009
Animals and Postmaterialism: An Anomaly for Inglehart; The Australian Sociological Association 2000 Conference
Arise, Sir Ned, convict chic is dead
Attitudes of Public Housing Tenants in Australia; Australasian Housing Researchers Conference
Attitudes toward global warming, climate change and other environmental issues among young Queenslanders; 2011 TASA Conference
Australian dreams: Home ownership, share ownership and Coalition policy; Jubilee Conference of the Australasian Political Studies Association
Australian Head of State: For the People or By the People?; Social Research and Social Change
Beyond the 'digital divide': internet diffusion and inequality in Australia; Journal of Sociology
Beyond the Digital Divide: Socio-Economic Dimensions of Internet Diffusion in Australia; International Conference on The Digital Divide: Technology and Politics in the Information Age
Burning down the house: Why so many Australians are inadequately insured against disaster
Bushrangers in the Sydney Morning Herald: Ned Kelly and the Australian Identity; TASA
Bushrangers never so popular
Bushrangers: Ned Kelly and Australian identity; Journal of Sociology
Citizenship, civic engagement and property ownership; Australian Journal of Social Issues
Civic Identity in Australia; Australian Journal of Social Issues
Civic, national and denizen identity in Australia; Journal of Sociology
Client Based Evaluation of Services
Climate patriots? Concern over climate change and other environmental issues in Australia; Public Understanding of Science
Climate scepticism in Australia and in international perspective; Australian Social Attitudes IV
Climate Scepticism in Cross-National Perspective; The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World: 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology
Colonial and post-colonial aspects of Australian identity; British Journal of Sociology
Community Housing in Australia: who needs it?; 5th Australasian Researchers' Housing Conference 2010
Community Housing in Tasmania: Who Applies for It?; Urban Policy and Research
Convict ancestry: a neglected aspect of Australian identity; Nations and Nationalism
Crossing Boundaries: Understanding the pro-asylum narratives of young Australians; Ethnicities
Dementia knowledge assessment scale: development and preliminary psychometric properties; American Geriatrics Society Journal
Dementia knowledge matters: An international Delphi consensus study; 49th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference
Developing metrics for hospital medical workforce allocation; Australian Health Review
Developing Metrics for Hospital Medical Workforce Planning; International Conference On Health and Social Care, Modelling and Applications
Environmental activists and non-active environmentalists in Australia; Environmental Politics
Environmental Concerns in Australia: Their Structure and Social Location; Ebbing of the Green Tide? Environmentalism, Public Opinion and the Media in Australia
Environmental Groups in Australia; TASA
Environmental leaders and Indigenous engagement in Australia: a cosmopolitan enterprise?; Conservation and Society
Environmentalism and Education in Australia; Environmental Politics
Environmentalism and social differentiation: a paper in memory of Steve Crook; Journal of Sociology
Environmentalism in Australia: elites and the public; Journal of Sociology
Evaluation of The Salvation Army (Tasmania) alcohol and other drug rehabilitation outreach, aftercare and day programs 2010
Evaluation of the Salvation Army (Tasmania) Alcohol and Other Drug Rehabilitation Programs
Evaluation of The Salvation Army Tasmania Doorways to Parenting Program
Expecting the unexpected: Young people's expectations about marriage and family; Journal of Sociology
Explaining Support for Animal Rights: A Comparison of Two Recent Approaches to Humans, Nonhuman Animals, and Postmodernity; Society and Animals
From Botany Bay to Mount Olympus: Australian Sporting Heroes and National Identity; Third International Conference on Sport and Society
From Mount Olympus: Sporting Heroes and National Identity; British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2011
Gendered Voting at the 2010 Federal Election; Australian Journal of Political Science
General practitioners' attitudes toward complementary therapies; Social Science and Medicine
Home and away from home: the urban-regional dynamics of second home ownership in Australia; Urban Research and Practice
Home visits: Transnationalism among Australian migrants; Ethnic and Racial Studies
Homeownership, Shareownership and Coalition Policy; Journal of Australian Political Economy
Housing tenure and health in Australia; Australian Housing Researchers conference
Housing tenure, body mass index and health in Australia; International Journal of Housing Policy
Housing, loneliness and health; AHURI Essay Housing, loneliness and health
Institutional Trust and Confidence Among Young Queenslanders; TASA and SAANZ Joint Conference
Internet Use in Australia: Inequality in the Digital Age; The Australian Sociological Association TASA 2003
Is climate change really that important to Australians?; TASA
Isolated Public Housing Tenants; Isolation: Disconnection, solitude and seclusion in a connected world
Issues in Share ownership in Australia; 16th ANZAM the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
It's only natural: conservatives and climate change in Australia'; Environmental Sociology
Leader influences on attitudes toward global warming and voting in Australia; British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2011
Leadership and change in the Tasmanian environment movement; The Leadership Quarterly
Leadership and the Construction of Environmental Concerns; Palgrave Macmillan
Leadership in the Tasmanian environmental movement; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology
Left Position and Attitudes Toward Economic Policy: Australian 1987-2004; Australasian Political Science Association Conference
Loneliness in Australia; Housing and Community Research Unit, School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania
Loneliness in Australia
Loneliness, housing and health in Australia - results from a 2009 national survey; TASA
Narratives of nationhood: young Australians’ concepts of nation and their attitudes towards ‘boat people'; Journal of Sociology
National identity and important Australians; Journal of Sociology
Ned Kelly and Australian Identity; Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Representation, and Power in Colonial and Post-Colonial Cultures
Ned Kelly: Armoured Icon; Journal of Sociology
Ned Kelly: Australian Icon; TASA
Neoliberalism, Inequality and Politics: The Changing Face of Australia; The Australian Journal of Social Issues
Normal medical practice of referring patients for complementary therapies among Australian general practitioners; Complementary Therapies in Medicine
On Bradman’s bat: Australian sporting heroes; National Identities
Outlaw Culture: bushrangers in the Sydney Morning Herald; Australian Studies
Overstating value change: question ordering in the postmaterial values index; European Sociological Review
Party Leaders, Global Warming and Green Voting in Australia; APSA Conference 2011: Crisis, Uncertainty and Democracy
Paying for environmental protection in a cross-national perspective; Australian Journal of Political Science
Political and social divisions over climate change among young Queenslanders; Environment and Planning A
Political divisions over climate change and environmental issues in Australia; Environmental Politics
Political Knowledge and its Partisan Consequences; Australian Journal of Political Science
Politics and parties: neglected aspects of postmaterial value change; Changing Values and Identities: Understanding Change in Comparative and Longitudinal Perspectives
Postmaterial Value Shift: Generational Replacement or Question Order Effect; APSA Conference
Postmaterial Values and Age: The Case of Australia; Australian Journal of Political Science
Postmaterialism and age: An Australian anomaly?; Jubilee Conference of the Australasian Political Studies Association
Postmaterialism and Age: Australian anomaly or cross-national pattern?; The Australian Sociological Association 2000 Conference
Postmaterialism and Economic Voting in Australia, 1990-1998; 2001 Meeting of the American Sociological Association
Postmaterialism, Values and Political Action: What Does AuSSA Tell Us?; The Australian Survey of Social Attitudes
Postmaterialist and Economic Voting in Australia, 1990-98; Australian Journal of Political Science
Postmaterilist and Economic Voting in Australia; APSA - Australasian Political Studies Association
Public Housing and Social Capital in Australia; LHI Journal of Land, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Public Support for an Australian Head of State; 1999 Conference of the Australasian Political Studies Association
Quantitative Research in the Australian Journal of Political Science; Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference
Question ordering effects in Inglehart's postmaterial Index; Australasian Political Studies Association Conference
Referendum voting and support for an Australian Republic; APSA - Australasian Political Studies Association
Sampling; Social Research Methods
Saving the environment or saving money? Social and political divisions over the environment in Australia; TASA
Scepticism in a changing climate: a cross-national study; Global Environmental Change
Searching for 'wilderness': environmental protests in The Mercury and The Age; 2012 Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association
Second Homes in Australia: Charting the growth of holiday, homeownership and its community impacts; Australasian Housing Researchers Conference
Share ownership in Australia : The emergence of new tensions?; Journal of Sociology
Share-ownership and the triple bottom line: A preliminary study; The Australian Sociological Association 2001 Conference
Shelter from the Storm: The Demand for Community Housing; Parity
Social and political influences on environmentalism in Australia; Journal of Sociology
Social capital and public housing in Australia; International Conference on Housing Welfare and Public Policy
Social Capital in Public Housing; TASA
Social Capital, Interpersonal Trust, and Public Housing; Australian Social Work
Support for the Australian Greens; 6th ECPR Conference
Surfing the Scalpel: cosmetic surgery, attraction and body image in Australia; TASA
The Anzac Legend: A foundation myth; TASA
The Anzac Myth and Australian National Identity; E-International Relations (E-IR)
The Anzacs: a nation building myth; XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology
The Anzacs: Military Heroes and National Identity; British Sociological Association Annual Conference
The Anzacs: military influences on Australian identity; Journal of Sociology
The Australian constitutional referendum of 1999: evaluating explanations of republican voting; Electoral Studies
The condition of public housing tenants in Australia; The Annual Conference of Australian Sociological Association
The Decline of Political Leadership in Australia? Changing Recruitment and Careers of Federal Politicians; Palgrave Pivot
The Dynamics of Environmental Issues in Australia: Concerns, Clusters and Carriers; Australian Journal of Political Science
The Election that Forgot the Environment? Issues, EMOs, and the Press in Australia; International Journal of Press/Politics
The Environment Movement: Where to From Here?; Controversies in Environmental Sociology
The Globalisation of Outlaws and Bushrangers; TASA and SAANZ Joint Conference
The Great Divide: political candidate and voter polarisation over Global Warming in Australia; Australian Journal of Politics and History
The Impact of Political Context on the Measurement of Postmaterial Values; Sage Open
The importance of sport for contemporary Australians; Sport, Unity and Conflict: 12Th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference
The Incorporation of a Complementary Therapy by Australian General Practitioners: The Case of Acupuncture; Australian Journal of Primary Health
The Influence of Green parties on postmaterialist values; British Journal of Sociology
The Salvation Army (Tasmania) Alcohol and Other Drugs Throughcare Program Evaluation (2014)
The Social and Political Bases of Environmentalism in Australia: Explaining Support for the Environment; VDM Verlag
The social bases of cosmetic surgery in Australia; Journal of Sociology
The Social Bases of Environmentalism in Australia
The Social Bases of Environmentalism in Australia; The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology
The Ugly Reality of Shareholder Ethics
Toleration or trust? Investigating the acceptance of ‘boat people’ among young Australians; Australian Journal of Social Issues
Trust and confidence: a study of young Queenslanders; Australian Journal of Political Science
What should we know about dementia in the 21st Century? A Delphi consensus study; BMC Geriatrics
What's left of the Left-Right Dimension: Ideology in Howard's Australia and Before; John Howard's Decade Conference
When Disaster Strikes: The role of insurance in the well-being of older Australians; International Federation on Ageing 13th Global Conference
When disaster strikes: Under-insurance in Australian households; Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2017
When disaster strikes: under-insurance in Australian households; Urban Studies
When Disaster Strikes: Why so many Australians are inadequately insured; TASA Conference 2015
Who Are the Shareholders in Australia and What Are Their Ethical Opinions? An Empirical Analysis; Corporate Governance: An International Review
Wilderness and the media politics of place branding; Environmental Communication
Willingness to Pay for 'The Environment' in Cross National Perspective; APSA
Willingness to Pay for Environmental Protection: a revised methodology; TASA
Young, anchored and free? Examining the dynamics of early housing pathways in Australia; Journal of Youth Studies

Research Projects

Changing Political Careers in Australia; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Household Attitudes and Behaviour in Relation to Environmentally Sustainable Resource Use; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Leadership and the Construction of Environmental Concerns in Australia; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Loneliness, Housing and Health in Australia: An Essay; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Rising Star; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Skill utilisation in Australia: a response to the 3Ps solution to the implications of population ageing; Australian Population Association (AP Association)
Social Futures & Life Pathways of Young People in Queensland: Waves 6 & 7; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Social futures and life pathways of young people in Queensland: waves 4 and 5 of a longitudinal study; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Socio-Political Dimensions of Increased Share-Ownership in Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
When Disaster Strikes: Geographies of under-insurance in a volatile age; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Building Capacity in Tasmanian Teaching Hospitals
CBS South Inc: Client Satisfaction Evaluation Project - 2009
Doorways to Parenting Program
Evaluation of Alcohol, Other Drugs & Corrections Stream
Evaluation of Salvation Army (Tasmania) Throughcare Program
Social Program Research Project (The Salvation Army)
Neoliberalism, Inequality and Politics: Public Policy and the Transformation of Australian Society (DP0449516)
Social Futures, Orientations and Identities of Young People in Queensland (DP0557667)

Research Candidate Supervision

A comparative analysis of wildlife tourism
Challengng social capital - social capital and power experiences of environmental activism.
Citizenship Rights and Housing Tenure
Climate Change and Environmental Citizenship- Transition to a Post-Consumerist Future?
Communications, Leadership, Identity and the Knitting Nannas in the Lock the Gate social movement
Elite Democracy- Political Competition and Voter Opinion in the 2010 Australian Federal Election
Environmental Awareness and Indigenous Knowledge- An Exploration of Indigenous-led Environment Movement Organisation/s in Australia
Environmental organisations in Australia
Leadership and the Construction of Environmental Concerns in Tasmania
Mapping the MONA Effect. How can the experiential, spatial and corporeal operation of MONA provide a catalyst for the reordering and reinvigeration of the declining tourism industry in Tasmania
Mega-protests vs. Mega-projects- Media, Power and Mega-hydro in Chile
Mutual Benefit through Understanding Others- A Study of Chinese International Students and their Perceptions of the Social and Cultural Environment Experienced while Studying at the University of Tasmania
Populist Discourse- An Adornian Rhetorical Analysis of the Emotional Appeal of Pauline Hanson's One Nation
Skill Utilisation in Australia- A Response to the Proposed 3Ps Solution for the Implications of Population Ageing
Social Barriers to Recycling- A Sociological Study
The Construction and Experience of Smartphones by Users
The Exhaustion of Progressive Aboriginal Governance
The Republican Push- Sociological study of a political reform
The Social Distribution of Internet Use in Australia- A Case Study
Unity in Diversity- A Sociological Study of the Australian Republican Movement