A n outspoken campaigner,
with many causes

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Baroness Caroline Cox

House of Lords, CEO, HART Organisation


Baroness (Caroline) Cox was created a Life Peer in 1982 and was a deputy speaker of the House of Lords from 1985 to 2005.

She was Founder Chancellor of Bournemouth University; Chancellor of Liverpool Hope University from 2006-2013 and is an Honorary Vice President of the Royal College of Nursing. She is the Chief Executive of HART (Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust).

Caroline Cox has received the Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland; the Wilberforce Award; the International Mother Teresa Award; the Mkhitar Gosh Medal conferred by the President of Armenia; and the anniversary medal presented by Lech Walesa.

She has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Honorary Doctorates by universities in the UK, USA, Russia and Armenia.

Her humanitarian work takes her to conflict zones, including the Armenian enclave of Nagorno Karabakh, Sudan, Nigeria, Uganda, the Karen, Karenni, Shan and Chin peoples of Burma.

She has also visited North Korea to promote Parliamentary initiatives and medical programmes.