About - Cunningham
In 1930 Dr Cunningham was appointed foundation chief executive officer (and from 1939, Director) of the Australian Council for Educational Research. In that post he exerted a significant influence on the development of Australian educational research for almost a quarter of a century.
Following his retirement in 1954, he remained actively devoted to education. He served as Chairman of the Social Science Research Committee from 1943 to 1952 and was invited by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to work in Indonesia from 1955 to 1956 as a consultant on teacher-training. In his retirement he continued to publish widely.