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Biographical entry Cumming, Ronald William (1920 - )


21 October 1920
Perth?, Western Australia, Australia
Engineer and Psychologist


Ronald Cumming was Director of the Caulfield Institute of Technology 1979-1982 and was then a visiting Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Melbourne 1983-1986. Earlier he was a Research Scientist at the Aeronautical Research Laboratory, Melbourne 1941-1955 and a member of the Human Engineering Research Group at ARL 1956-1966 conducting research on human factors in aviation.

Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Ronald William Cumming - Records, MS 13551; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources


See also

  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, Details
  • Wisdom, John, A History of Defence Science in Australia (Melbourne: Defence Science and Technology Organisation, 1995), 267 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.