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Robert Ashley Cummins, British psychology professor. Co-recipient with Registered Nurse Walsh 1973 Roche Neurscis. award, Central Neuropsychiat. Association; grantee, Australian Research Grants Committee, 1973-1979, Burwood State College, Basin Boys School Council, 1979, Alkira Training Center, since 1980, Burwood State College, since 1980, Lance Reichstein Charitable Foundation, since 1981.


Cummins, Robert Ashley was born on February 21, 1944 in Aylesbury, England. Arrived in Australia, 1958, naturalized, 1978. Son of Christopher Fenton Aylmer and Cynthia Mary (Henton) Cummins.


Bachelor of Science, University Queensland, 1970. Diploma in Psychology, University Queensland, 1971. Master of Science, University Queensland, 1974.

MAPsS, Australian Psychological Society, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Western Australia, 1978.


Tutor department physiology University Queensland, Australia, 1973—1975. Lecturer department psychology University Western Australia, 1976—1978. Senior lecturer Institute Special Education, Victoria College Australia, member academy board, since 1979, higher degrees committee, since 1983, chairman Research and Development committee, since 1985.

Member Australian Wool Harvesting Programme Working Group Australian Wool Corporation, 1979—1982. Member strategy planning committee education Spastic Society, since 1979. Member Congress Committee 1988 International Union Psychological Science, since 1985.

Editor-in-chief Australia & New Zealand Journal Developmental Disabilities, 1980—1983, editor, 1980—1981. Associate editor Journal Association Special Teachers Victoria, since 1979. Founding editor newsletter Australian Group Science Study Mental Deficiency, since 1980.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author (with H.A. Bancroft): The St. Nicholas' Inquiry: A Supplementary Report, 1981. Editor: Services for Handicapped Persons: The Role of the State and the Role of the Charitable Organizations, 1981. Co-editor (with C. Baxter): Disability, Human Rights and Law Reform, 1982.

      Co-editor: (with Z. Burgess) Age and Criminal Responsibility in Children, 1985. Co-editor: (with A. Bennett) The Australian Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology: Current Perspectives and Advice, 1985. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member of International Association Science Study Mental Deficienc (Australian councillor 1983, internat consultant committee 1984), International Union Psychological Science (congress committee 1988 meeting since 1985), Australian Psychological Society (branch treasurer 1979, secretary 1982, member council since 1983, Victorian branch chairman 1984, executive officer since 1985), Australian Neuroscis. Society (Queensland representative 1972-1975), Australian Group Science Study Mental Deficiency (chairman publication committee 1980-1984, chairman Victorian branch 1983, national president 1984), Australian Association Special Teachers, Australian Association Research Education.


Married Marian Jane Gillett Cummins, December 30, 1970. Children: Amanda Jane, Robin Hedley.

Christopher Fenton Aylmer Cummins

Cynthia Mary (Henton) Cummins

Marian Jane Gillett Cummins

Amanda Jane Cummins

Robin Hedley Cummins