Baroness Caroline Cox

Baroness Caroline Cox was born Caroline Ann McNeill Love, the daughter of a surgeon from Hertford. She was educated at Channing School in London. She became a state registered nurse in 1958, and a staff nurse in 1960. She married Dr Murray Newall Cox in 1959, remaining with him until his death in 1997. The couple had three children, two sons and one daughter. In the late 1960s she studied at the University of London where, in 1967, she graduated with a degree in socioiogy; as a research assistant at the University of Newcastle, she obtained a masters degree in economics. Her academic career is impressive. She became a sociology lecturer at the Polytechnic of North London rising to become Principal Lecturer. From 1974 she was head of the Department of Sociology. In 1977 she moved to become Director of the Nursing Education Research Unit at Chelsea College of the University of London. She is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. She was founding Chancellor of Bournemouth University and serves as Vice President of the Royal College of Nursing. Presently, Her Ladyship is a director of the Educational Research Trust. In 2006 she received an honorary law degree from the University of Dundee and, in the same year, she was installed as the Chancellor of Liverpool Hope University. Baroness Cox has supported disability causes for many years; she is an active member of the World Committee on Disability as well as a judge for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Disability Award, which is distributed annually at the United Nations in New York to a nation that has met the goals of the UN World Program of Action Concerning disabled persons. Currently, among other commitmen’s, Lady Cox is Chief Executive of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, a Trustee of Medical Emergency Relief International, a member of the Physicians for Human Rights, a director of the Andrei Sakarov Foundation, an International Representative for Elam Ministries, and last, but not least, she is an Honorary Member of the ARS Centennial Fund Drive Committee, in which capacity she attends and actively participates in our initial gala function. With all her accomplishmen’s, Lady Cox is an author of note, with numerous articles and books to her credit, among which Ethnic Cleansing in Progress: War in Nagorno Karabakh, published in 1993. highlighting the genocidal actions of the Azeri government toward the people of Artsakh. Her peerage was announced on December 15, 1982 on the recommendation of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and she took the title Baroness Cox of Queensbury in Greater London. Since 1986, she is a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords.

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