Prof Robert Cummins

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Emeritus Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

Office of Faculty of Health

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Univ. of Western Australia, 1979

Contact

Biography

Robert Cummins received his post-graduate training at the University of Queensland (Diploma of Psychology and Master of Science in Physiology) and the University of Western Australia (Doctor of Philosophy: 1978). He moved to Burwood State College in 1979 as Senior lecturer in the Institute of Special Education, and remained in this position as institutional amalgamations formed Victoria College, which then became part of Deakin University in 1993. Within Deakin he was appointed Reader in Psychology (1993-1996) and then to a Personal Chair in Psychology (1997-2013). He was appointed Emeritus Professor at Deakin University in 2014.

His special area of interest is research into quality of life and he is regarded as an international authority in this field. He is the originator of the concept that subjective wellbeing is under homeostatic control, that each person has a set-point for their level of subjective wellbeing, and that the dominant composition of subjective wellbeing is Homeostatically Protected Mood. Professor Cummins takes a special interest in applying this knowledge to understanding the life quality for people who are disabled.

Professor Cummins is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies. In 2005 he was designated 'Expert of International Standing in Quality of Life Research' by the Australian Research Council College of Experts. In 2004 he was the primary author awarded 'Best paper published in Social Indicators Research 2003' and in that same year, along with research colleagues and staff from Australian Unity, won the Victorian Public Health Award for Capacity Building Excellence, awarded by the Victorian Department of Human Services. He was named as the 2007 Distinguished Quality of Life Researcher by the International Society for Quality of Life Studies.

In 2000, Professor Cummins founded the Australian Centre on Quality of Life as a virtual centre within the university. It is designed as a resource for students and researchers. The Centre is listed by Google as the premier site for 'Quality of Life'. It has about 350 members, receives over a million hits each year and is accessed at no cost to the user. The Centre hosts the International Wellbeing Group with professor Cummins as convenor. The IWG comprises around 150 researchers from over 50 countries and has the purpose of developing the Personal Wellbeing Index as a valid international measure of subjective wellbeing.

Supervising post-graduate students remains his major area of his responsibility. In 1998 he received a 'Highly commended' award for the post-graduate supervision from the Deakin University Postgraduate Association and in 2004 he received the 'Faculty Academic of the Year' award from the Deakin University Student Association.

Professor Cummins has published over 300 books, monographs, chapters, papers, tests and reports. His h-Index is 53 and his publications receive over 1,400 new citations each year. His lifetime citations exceed 14,000.

Current Research Activities

* Editor of the Journal of Happiness Studies and a Board Member on 12 other journals.
* Research advisor for the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index.

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Research interests

Quality of life

Subjective well-being

Happiness and satisfaction

Affiliations

Australian Psychological Society

International Society for Quality of Life Research

International Society for Quality of Life Studies

Conferences

Cummins, R. A. (2012). Self-reported states of wellbeing. Invited Address, 1st Expert meeting on measurement and target setting for wellbeing, World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen.

Cummins, R. A. (2012). The dark side of positive psychology. Colloquium, School of Psychology, Deakin University. Melbourne.

Cummins, R. A. (2012). Measuring population happiness to inform public policy, Invited seminar, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, Canberra.

Cummins, R. A. (2012). The relationship between Trust and Subjective Wellbeing is mediated by Homeostatically Protected Mood. Paper, Second Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences, Osaka.

Cummins, R. A. (2012). Is happiness good for you? Public lecture, BrisScience, University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Tanton, R., Cummins, R. & Mohanty, I. (2012) Small area estimates of subjective wellbeing using a spatial microsimulation model: First steps. Paper, International Microsimulation Association European Conference, Dublin.

Cummins, R. A. (2012). Subjective Wellbeing and Public Policy. Invited paper, Subjective Wellbeing Workshop, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra.

Cummins, R. A. (2012). Set-points for Subjective Wellbeing: real or imagined?. Keynote address, Wellbeing and Public Policy Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Cummins, R. A. (2012). Measuring Subjective Wellbeing to Inform Public Policy. Invited workshop, Wellbeing and Public Policy Conference, Wellington.

Cummins, R. A. (2012). Subjective wellbeing and health. Invited address, 2nd expert meeting on measurement and target setting for well-being, World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, Paris.

Holmes-Truscott ,E.; Browne,J. L.; Cummins, R. A., Reddy, P., Pouwer,F.; Speight, J. (2012) Subjective wellbeing among adults with diabetes: Results from Diabetes MILES Australia. Australian diabetes society/Australian diabetes educators association annual scientific meeting, Gold Coast.

Cummins, R. A. (2012). Is happiness good for you? Invited Alumni lecture, Deakin University, Warrnambool.

Cummins, R. A. (2012). Informal carers: some of your most disadvantaged clients. Invited paper, Interrelate Staff Forum, Newcastle.

Cummins, R. A. (2012). Measuring Subjective Wellbeing. Invited paper, National Disability Services Forum, Melbourne.

Cummins, R. A. (2012). Does healthier and wealthier make you happier?? Invited Alumni lecture, Deakin University, Melbourne.

Cummins, R. A. (2012). Happiness and Quality of Life. Colloquium, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University. Geelong.

Cummins, R. A.; Li, N.; Wooden, M.; Stokes, M. (2012). Set-points for Subjective Wellbeing: Evidence from HILDA longitudinal data. 11th International Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies, Venice.

Cummins, R. A. (2012). Unipolar response scale: A suggested change for the PWI. 11th International Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies, Venice.

Awards

2007: Distinguished Quality of Life Researcher. Awarded by the International Society for Quality of Life Studies.

2006-9: Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer.

2005: Designated Expert of International Standing in Quality of Life Research by the Australian Research Council College of Experts.

2004: Best paper published in Social Indicators Research in 2003 (Cummins, R. A., Eckersley, R., Pallant, J., Van Vugt, J., & Misajon, R.) awarded by the International Society for Quality of Life Studies.

2004: Faculty Academic of the Year Award, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. Awarded by the Deakin University Student Association.

2004: Victorian Public Health Award for Capacity Building Excellence (Cummins, R. A., Davern, M., Hunter, B. James, A. M., Okerstrom, E., McMillan, D., Eckersley, R., & Lo, S. K.). Awarded by the Victorian Department of Human Services.

Projects

University:
2000-cont: Director, Australian Centre on Quality of Life
2000-cont: Member, Faculty Board

Discipline:
2011-cont: Past-President - International Society for Quality of Life Studies
2002-cont: Founding co-ordinator - International Wellbeing Group
2005-2013: External Academic Advisor, Master of Social Science in Counselling, City University of Hong Kong.
2008-cont: Member, Academic Advisory Board of the Australian Positive Psychology and Well-Being Conference.
2008-cont: Member, Inaugural Advisory Board for the World Happiness Forum.
2009: Co-Chair (with Anna Lau) Symposium, International Wellbeing Group. 9th Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies, Florence, July.
2010-cont: Member, Expert Panel, National Carer Counselling Program, Carers Australia.
2010-cont: Member, Program Advisory Committee, Master of Wellness, RMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/wellness )
2011-cont: Member, Steering Committee, Australian National Development Index
2011: Chair, External Review Panel, Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology, Hong Kong Institute of Education.
2011-cont: Member, Advisory Committee, Partners for Livable Communities Australia (www.livable.org.au)
2012-cont: Temporary Advisor, Expert committee on measurement and target setting for wellbeing, World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe.
2013-cont: Temporary Advisor, Expert Group on the Development of Indicators for Health 2020, World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe.

Membership of Editorial boards:
1995-cont: Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
1996-cont: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
1996-cont: International Journal of Practical Approaches to Disability
1999-cont: International Journal of Disability, Development and Education
1999-cont: Social Indicators Research
1999-2003: Journal of Happiness Studies
2004-2005: Editor, Journal of Happiness Studies
2006-2009: Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Happiness Studies
2010-cont: Editor, Journal of Happiness Studies
2005-cont: Applied Research in Quality of Life
2010-cont: Journal of Social Research & Policy
2011-cont: Pakistan Journal of Psychology
2011-cont: Journal of Organisation and Human Behaviour
2011-cont: Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research
2011-cont: International Journal of Happiness and Development
2012-cont: Journal of Happiness and Wellbeing
2012-cont: Halloran Philanthropy/History of Well-Being project

Publications

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2016

Subjective wellbeing among adults with diabetes : results from Diabetes MILES—Australia

Ms Liz Holmes-Truscott, Dr Jessica Browne, Frans Pouwer, Prof Jane Speight, Prof Robert Cummins

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 1205-1217, Journal of Happiness Studies, Dodrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Measurement of positive irrational beliefs (positive cognitive illusions)

Mr James Collard, Prof Robert Cummins, A/Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 1069-1088, Journal of happiness studies, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal
2015

Intervention efficacy among 'At Risk' adolescents: a test of subjective wellbeing homeostasis theory

Dr Adrian Tomyn, Dr Melissa Weinberg, Prof Robert Cummins

(2015), Vol. 120, pp. 883-895, Social indicators research, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal

The subjective wellbeing of 'at-risk' indigenous and non-indigenous Australian adolescents

Dr Adrian Tomyn, Prof Robert Cummins, Jacolyn Norrish

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 813-837, Journal of happiness studies, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

The distribution of quality of life in Australia

Dr Melissa Weinberg, Prof Robert Cummins

(2015), pp. 609-624, Global handbook of quality of life: exploration of well-being of nations and continents, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Understanding quality of life in medicine : a new approach

Prof Robert Cummins

(2015), Vol. 34, pp. 4-9, Journal of the American college of nutrition, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal

The use and abuse of 'community' and 'neighbourhood' within disability research: an exposé, clarification, and recommendation

Prof Robert Cummins, Yunji Kim

(2015), Vol. 61, pp. 68-75, International journal of developmental disabilities, London, Eng., C1

journal

Bayesian hierarchical modeling of the temporal dynamics of subjective well-being: A 10 year longitudinal analysis

Dr Jeromy Anglim, Dr Melissa Weinberg, Prof Robert Cummins

(2015), Vol. 59, pp. 1-14, Journal of research in personality, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2014

The dyadic interaction of relationships and disability type on informal carer subjective well-being

Mr Thomas Hammond, Dr Melissa Weinberg, Prof Robert Cummins

(2014), Vol. 23, pp. 1535-1542, Quality of life research, Dortrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The impact of laughter yoga on subjective well-being : a pilot study

Dr Melissa Weinberg, Mr Thomas Hammond, Prof Robert Cummins

(2014), Vol. 1, pp. 25-34, European journal of humour research, Galati, Romania, C1

journal

Gender dimensions of life quality for adults in Australia

Prof Robert Cummins

(2014), pp. 25-47, Gender, lifespan and quality of life : an international perspective, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Can happiness change? Theories and evidence

Prof Robert Cummins

(2014), pp. 75-97, Stability of happiness : theories and evidence on whether happiness can change, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Personal resilience in times of crisis : the implications of SWB homeostasis and set-points

Prof Robert Cummins, Mark Wooden

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 223-235, Journal of happiness studies, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal

A demonstration of set-points for subjective wellbeing

Prof Robert Cummins, Ning Li, Mark Wooden, A/Prof Mark Stokes

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 183-206, Journal of happiness studies, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Australia, quality of life

Prof Robert Cummins

(2014), pp. 303-309, Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Quality-of-community-life indicators

Prof Robert Cummins, Elias Mpofu, Maidei Machina

(2014), pp. 165-181, Community-oriented health services : practices across disciplines, New York, N.Y., B1-1

chapter
2013

The contribution of job and partner satisfaction to the homeostatic defense of subjective wellbeing

Ms Lufana Lai, Prof Robert Cummins

(2013), Vol. 111, pp. 203-217, Social indicators research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Intergenerational effects of the Holocaust : subjective well-being in the offspring of survivors

Dr Melissa Weinberg, Prof Robert Cummins

(2013), Vol. 11, pp. 148-161, Journal of intergenerational relationships, London, England, C1

journal

Adaptive autobiographical memory in younger and older adults : the indirect association of integrative and instrumental reminiscence with depressive symptoms

Mr David Hallford, Prof David Mellor, Prof Robert Cummins

(2013), Vol. 21, pp. 444-457, Memory, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

The personal wellbeing index : psychometric equivalance for adults and school children

Dr Adrian Tomyn, A/Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Prof Robert Cummins

(2013), Vol. 110, pp. 913-924, Social indicators research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Happiness versus the environment - a case study of Australian lifestyles

Manfred Lenzen, Prof Robert Cummins

(2013), Vol. 4, pp. 56-74, Challenges, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

Limitations to positive psychology predicted by subjective well-being homeostasis

Prof Robert Cummins

(2013), pp. 509-526, The Oxford handbook of positive psychology and disability, Oxford, England, B1

chapter

Cross-cultural difference in subjective wellbeing: cultural response bias as an explanation

Lufanna C. H. Lai, Prof Robert Cummins, Anna Lau

(2013), Vol. 114, pp. 607-619, Social indicators research, Dordrecht,The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Positive psychology and subjective well-being homeostasis: a critical examination of congruence

Prof Robert Cummins

(2013), pp. 67-86, A positive psychology perspective on quality of life, Dortrecht, The Netherlands, B1-1

chapter
2012

Strong spiritual engagement and subjective well-being : a naturalistic investigation of the Thaipusam festival

Prof David Mellor, Fizlee Mohd Hapidzal, Kenneth Teh, Raji Ganesan, James Yeow, Roslina Abdul Latif, Prof Robert Cummins

(2012), Vol. 14, pp. 209-225, Journal of spirituality in mental health, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal

Clinical outcomes associated with screening and referral for depression in an acute cardiac ward

Chantal Ski, Dr Karen Page, David R. Thompson, Prof Robert Cummins, Michael Salzberg, A/Prof Linda Worrall-Carter

(2012), Vol. 21, pp. 2228-2234, Journal of clinical nursing, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Quality of life in Australia

Prof Robert Cummins, Miss Jacqueline Woerner, Dr Adrian Tomyn, Dr Adele Foster

(2012), pp. 459-472, Handbook of social indicators and quality of life research, Dordrecht, Netherlands, B1

chapter

Safety and subjective well-being : a perspective from the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index

Prof Robert Cummins

(2012), pp. 13-29, Subjective well-being and security, New York, NY, B1

chapter

Life quality and wealth : a qualitative and quantitative comparison of affluent and poor people

Prof David Mellor, Prof Robert Cummins, Tony Loquet

(2012), Vol. 3, pp. 7-18, Journal of social research and policy, Oradea, Romania, C1

journal

The determinants of happiness

Prof Robert Cummins

(2012), Vol. 1, pp. 86-101, International journal of happiness and development, Geneva, Switzerland, C1

journal

Subjective wellbeing homeostasis

Prof Robert Cummins, Anna Lau, Dr Melanie Davern

(2012), pp. 79-98, Handbook of social indicators and quality of life research, Dordrecht, Netherlands, B1

chapter
2011

Subjective wellbeing and homeostatically protected mood : theory validation with adolescents

Dr Adrian Tomyn, Prof Robert Cummins

(2011), Vol. 12, pp. 897-914, Journal of happiness studies, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

journal

Impact of dose adjustment for normal eating in Australia (OzDAFNE) on subjective wellbeing, coping resources and negative affects in adults with type 1 diabetes : a prospective comparison study

Lisa Engel, Prof Robert Cummins

(2011), Vol. 91, pp. 271-279, Diabetes research and clinical practice, Shannon, Ireland, C1

journal

Comparing multiple discrepancies theory to affective models of subjective wellbeing

Jed D. Blore, A/Prof Mark Stokes, Prof David Mellor, Dr Lucy Firth, Prof Robert Cummins

(2011), Vol. 100, pp. 1-16, Social Indicators Research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The subjective wellbeing of high-school students : validating the personal wellbeing index—school children

Dr Adrian Tomyn, Prof Robert Cummins

(2011), Vol. 101, pp. 405-418, Social indicators research : an international and interdisciplinary journal for quality of life measurement, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

journal

Meehl's crud factor, subjective wellbeing and religiosity : a critique

Prof Robert Cummins

(2011), Vol. 109, pp. 43-46, Psychological reports, Missoula, Mont., C1

journal
2010

Well-being across cultures : issues of measurement and the interpretation of data

Prof Robert Cummins, Anna Lau

(2010), pp. 365-379, Cross-cultural psychology : contemporary themes and perspectives, Oxford, England, B1

chapter

Fluency disorders and life quality : subjective wellbeing vs. health-related quality of life

Prof Robert Cummins

(2010), Vol. 35, pp. 161-172, Journal of fluency disorders, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal

Primary and secondary control over eating behaviors

Megan de Souza, A/Prof Alexander Mussap, Prof Robert Cummins

(2010), Vol. 11, pp. 223-230, Eating behaviors, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Measuring subjective wellbeing : the personal wellbeing index - intellectual disability

Prof Robert Cummins, Anna Lau, Gareth Davey, Prof Jane McGillivray

(2010), pp. 33-44, Enchancing the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities : from theory to practice, Dordrecht, B1

chapter

Life balance and well-being : testing a novel conceptual and measurement approach

Kennon M. Sheldon, Prof Robert Cummins, Shanmukh Kamble

(2010), Vol. 78, pp. 1093-1134, Journal of personality, Hoboken, N.J., C1

journal

Subjective wellbeing, homeostatically protected mood and depression : a synthesis

Prof Robert Cummins

(2010), Vol. 11, pp. 1-17, Journal of happiness studies, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

journal

Recovering from an acute cardiac event – the relationship between depression and life satisfaction

Dr Karen Page, Patricia M. Davidson, Dr Karen-Leigh Edward, Mr Josh Allen, Prof Robert Cummins, David R. Thompson, A/Prof Linda Worrall-Carter

(2010), Vol. 19, pp. 736-743, Journal of clinical nursing, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2009

The utility of the personal wellbeing index intellectual disability scale in an Australian sample

Prof Jane McGillivray, Anna Lau, Prof Robert Cummins, Gareth Davey

(2009), Vol. 22, pp. 276-286, Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Volunteering and its relationship with personal and neighborhood well-being

Prof David Mellor, Ms Yoko Hayashi, A/Prof Mark Stokes, Dr Lucy Firth, Lucy Lake, Michael Staples, Susan Chambers, Prof Robert Cummins

(2009), Vol. 38, pp. 144-159, Nonprofit and voluntary sector quarterly, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal

Encouraging governments to enhance the happiness of their nation : Step 1: understand subjective wellbeing

Prof Robert Cummins, Anna Lau, Prof David Mellor, A/Prof Mark Stokes

(2009), Vol. 91, pp. 23-36, Social indicators research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Measures of subjective wellbeing

Prof Robert Cummins, Prof David Mellor, A/Prof Mark Stokes, Anna Lau

(2009), pp. 409-423, Rehabilitation and health assessment : applying ICF guidelines, New York, N. Y., B1

chapter

Measuring life balance through discrepancy theories and subjective well-being

Prof Robert Cummins

(2009), pp. 73-93, Life balance : multidisciplinary theories and research, Thorofare, N.J. and Bethesda, MD, B1

chapter

International well-being index : the Austrian version

Daniela Renn, Nicole Pfaffenberger, Marion Platter, Horst Mitmansgruber, Prof Robert Cummins, Stefan Hofer

(2009), Vol. 90, pp. 243-256, Social indicators research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Islamic religiosity, subjective well-being, and health

Habid Tiliouine, Prof Robert Cummins, Dr Melanie Davern

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 55-74, Mental health, religion & culture, Abingdon, England, C1

journal
2008

Volunteering and well-being : do self-esteem, optimism, and perceived control mediate the relationship?

Prof David Mellor, Ms Yoko Hayashi, Dr Lucy Firth, A/Prof Mark Stokes, Susan Chambers, Prof Robert Cummins

(2008), Vol. 34, pp. 61-70, Journal of social service research, London, England, C1

journal

Need for belonging, relationship satisfaction, loneliness, and life satisfaction

Prof David Mellor, A/Prof Mark Stokes, Dr Lucy Firth, Ms Yoko Hayashi, Prof Robert Cummins

(2008), Vol. 45, pp. 213-218, Personality and individual differences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) pandemic in Hong Kong : effects on the subjective wellbeing of elderly and younger people

Anna Lau, Iris Chi, Prof Robert Cummins, Tatia M. C. Lee, Kee L Chou, Lawrence W.M. Chung

(2008), Vol. 12, pp. 746-760, Aging and mental health, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

Does subjective well-being show a relationship between parents and their children?

Prof Ferran Casas, Germa Coenders, Prof Robert Cummins, Monica Gonzalez, Christina Figuer, Sara Malo

(2008), Vol. 9, pp. 197-205, Journal of happiness studies : an interdisciplinary forum on subjective well-being, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Quality of life down-under : the Australian unity wellbeing index

Prof Robert Cummins, Prof David Mellor, A/Prof Mark Stokes, Anna Lau

(2008), pp. 135-160, Barometers of quality of life around the globe : how are we doing?, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1-1

chapter

Health Psychology, SWB and Core Affect.

Prof Robert Cummins

(2008), pp. 1-1, Proceedings of the International Seminar on Health Psychology, Agra, India, E1-1

conference
2007

Subjective wellbeing as an affective-cognitive construct

Dr Melanie Davern, Prof Robert Cummins, A/Prof Mark Stokes

(2007), Vol. 8, pp. 429-449, Journal of happiness studies: an interdisciplinary forum on subjective well-being, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

journal

Core affect and subjective wellbeing: a rebuttal to Moum and Land

Prof Robert Cummins, A/Prof Mark Stokes, Dr Melanie Davern

(2007), Vol. 8, pp. 457-466, Journal of happiness studies: an interdisciplinary forum on subjective well-being, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

journal

Ethnic identity and subjective wellbeing: connections and possibilities

Ms Wendy Kennedy, Prof Robert Cummins

(2007), Vol. 7, pp. 107-116, International journal of diversity in organisations, communities and nations, Altona, Vic., C1

journal

Social indicators and social development

Prof Robert Cummins

(2007), pp. 1-13, International Conference on Social Indicator and Social Development, Taipei, Taiwan, E1

conference

Distribution of resources, population happiness and public policy

Prof Robert Cummins

(2007), pp. 1-15, PPDO 2007 : International Conference on Happiness and Public Policy, Bangkok, Thailand, E1

conference
2006

Measuring wellbeing in developing countries: the case of Algeria

Habid Tiliouine, Prof Robert Cummins, Dr Melanie Davern

(2006), Vol. 75, pp. 1-30, Social indicators research: an international interdisciplinary journal for quality-of-life measurement, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

journal

The wellbeing of caregivers

Prof Robert Cummins, Anna Lau, Miss Jacqueline Woerner

(2006), pp. 1-30, ACQOL 2005 : Proceedings of the 7th Australian Conference on Quality of Life, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference

Using health and subjective well-being for quality of life measurement: a review

Prof Robert Cummins, Anna Lau

(2006), pp. 165-192, Social Policy Review 18. Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006, Harlow, England, B1

chapter

Is life dissatisfaction the opposite of life satisfaction?

Dr Melanie Davern, Prof Robert Cummins

(2006), Vol. 58, pp. 1-7, Australian journal of psychology, London, England, C1

journal
2005

Self-perceived quality of life of children and adolescents with physical disabilities in Hong Kong

Susanna M. K. Chow, Prof Sing Lo, Prof Robert Cummins

(2005), Vol. 14, pp. 415-423, Quality of life research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Moving from the quality of life concept to a theory

Prof Robert Cummins

(2005), Vol. 49, pp. 699-706, Journal of intellectual disability research, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Caregivers as managers of subjective wellbeing: a homeostatic perspective

Prof Robert Cummins

(2005), Vol. 18, pp. 335-344, Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities : JARID, Clevedon, England, C1

journal

Quality of life measurements

Prof Robert Cummins, Anna Lau

(2005), pp. 5-23, Supportive care for the urology patient, Oxford, England, B1

chapter

Measuring health and subjective wellbeing: vale, quality-adjusted life-years

Prof Robert Cummins

(2005), pp. 69-89, Rethinking wellbeing, Perth, W.A., B1

chapter

Instruments assessing quality of life

Prof Robert Cummins

(2005), pp. 119-137, Assessing adults with intellectual disabilities, a service providers' guide, Malden, Mass., B1

chapter

Issues in the systematic assessment of quality of life

Prof Robert Cummins

(2005), pp. 9-22, Assessing adults with intellectual disabilities, a service providers' guide, Malden, Mass., B1

chapter

An investigation into the cross-cultural equivalence of the personal wellbeing index

Anna Lau, Prof Robert Cummins, Wenda McPherson

(2005), Vol. 72, pp. 403-430, Social indicators research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Empowerment versus quality of life: a perspective based on subjective wellbeing homeostasis

Prof Robert Cummins, Anna Lau

(2005), pp. 79-90, Allies in emancipation : shifting from providing service to being of support, South Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter
2004

The motivation to maintain subjective well-being : a homeostatic model

Prof Robert Cummins, Anna Lau

(2004), pp. 255-301, Personality and motivational systems in mental retardation, New York, N.Y., B1

chapter

Cluster housing and the freedom of choice: a response to Emerson (2004)

Prof Robert Cummins, Anna Lau

(2004), Vol. 29, pp. 198-201, Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

Subjective quality of life and self-esteem in children: the role of primary and secondary control in coping with everyday stress

Karen Marriage, Prof Robert Cummins

(2004), Vol. 66, pp. 107-122, Social indicators research, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

journal

HRQOL and subjective well-being: noncomplementary forms of outcome measurement

Prof Robert Cummins, Anna Lau, A/Prof Mark Stokes

(2004), Vol. 4, pp. 413-420, Expert review of pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research, London, England, C1

journal

How employees remain happy: explaining a paradox

Dr Dot Hutton, Ms Barbara Atkinson, Priya Judd, Julie Darling, Tran Linh, Prof Robert Cummins

(2004), Vol. 13, pp. 34-41, Australian journal of career development, Hawthorn, Vic., C1

journal
2003

Community integration or community exposure? A review and discussion in relation to people with an intellectual disability

Prof Robert Cummins, Anna Lau

(2003), Vol. 16, pp. 145-157, Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities : JARID, Clevedon, England, C1

journal

The management of subjective quality of life by short-stay hospital patients: an exploratory study

Prof David Mellor, Prof Robert Cummins, Evelyn Karlinski, Mr Shane Storer

(2003), Vol. 1, pp. 1-9, Health and quality of life outcomes, London, England, C1

journal

Normative life satisfaction: measurement issues and a homeostatic model

Prof Robert Cummins

(2003), Vol. 64, pp. 225-256, Social indicators research, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

journal

Developing a national index of subjective wellbeing: the Australian unity wellbeing index

Prof Robert Cummins, Dr Richard Eckersley, Dr Julie Pallant, Jackie van Vugt, Ms RoseAnne Misajon

(2003), Vol. 64, pp. 159-190, Social indicators research, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

journal

Measuring health in a vacuum: examining the disability weight of the DALY

Dr Daniel Reidpath, Dr Pascale Allotey, Aka Kouame, Prof Robert Cummins

(2003), Vol. 18, pp. 351-356, Health policy and planning, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Defining quality of life for Chinese elderly stroke survivors

Anna Lau, K McKenna, C.C.H. Chan, Prof Robert Cummins

(2003), Vol. 25, pp. 699-711, Disability and rehabilitation, London, England, C1

journal

The DALY, context and the determinants of the severity of disease: an exploratory comparison of paraplegia in Australia and Cameroon

Dr Pascale Allotey, Dr Daniel Reidpath, Aka Kouame, Prof Robert Cummins

(2003), Vol. 57, pp. 949-958, Social science & medicine, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2002

Conceptualization, measurement, and application of quality of life for persons with intellectual disabilities: report of an international panel of experts

EM/Prof Robert Schalock, Prof Ivan Brown, Roy Brown, Prof Robert Cummins, Prof David Felce, Leena Matikka, Kenneth Keith, Trevor Parmenter

(2002), Vol. 40, pp. 457-470, Mental Retardation: a journal of practices, policy and perspectives, Washington D.C., C1-1

journal

Subjective well-being from rich and poor

Prof Robert Cummins

(2002), pp. 137-156, Rich and poor: disparities, perceptions, concomintants, Dordrecht, Netherlands, B1

chapter

A model of subjective well-being homeostasis: the role of personality

Prof Robert Cummins, A/Prof Eleonara Gullone, Anna Lau

(2002), pp. 7-46, Universality of subjective wellbeing indicators, Dordrecht, Netherlands, B1

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The validity and utility of subjective quality of life: a reply to Hatton & Ager

Prof Robert Cummins

(2002), Vol. 15, pp. 261-268, Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, Oxford, England, C1

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Maintaining life satisfaction: the role of positive cognitive bias

Prof Robert Cummins, Helen Nistico

(2002), Vol. 3, pp. 37-69, Journal of happiness studies: an interdisciplinary forum on subjective well-being, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

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Proxy responding for subjective well-being: a review

Prof Robert Cummins

(2002), Vol. 25, pp. 183-207, International review of research in mental retardation, New York, N.Y., C1

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2001

Self-related quality of life scales for people with an intellectual disability : a reply to Ager & Hutton

Prof Robert Cummins

(2001), Vol. 14, pp. 1-11, Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Quality of life indexes for national policy: review and agenda for research

Michael R. Hagerty, Prof Robert Cummins, Abbott L. Ferriss, Kenneth Land, Alex C. Michalos, Mark Peterson, Andrew Sharpe, Joseph Sirgy, Joachim Vogel

(2001), Vol. 55, pp. 1-96, Social indicators research, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

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The relationships between migration, social support and social integration on quality of Life

E. Foroughi, Ms RoseAnne Misajon, Prof Robert Cummins

(2001), Vol. 18, pp. 156-167, Behaviour change, Bowen Hills, Qld., C1

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The subjective well-being of people caring for a family member with a severe disability at home: a review

Prof Robert Cummins

(2001), Vol. 26, pp. 83-100, Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England, C1

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Subjective quality of life, perceived control and dispositional optimism among older people

Elise Maher, Prof Robert Cummins

(2001), Vol. 20, pp. 139-146, Australasian journal on ageing, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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Quality of life and sense of coherence in people with arthritis

D. Germano, Ms RoseAnne Misajon, Prof Robert Cummins

(2001), Vol. 8, pp. 253-261, Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Living with support in the community: predictors of satisfaction with life

Prof Robert Cummins

(2001), Vol. 7, pp. 99-104, Mental retardation and developmental disabilities research reviews, New York, N.Y., C1

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