Baroness Caroline Cox was created a Life Peer in 1983 and has served as a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords. She was Founder Chancellor of Bournemouth University from 1991-2001 and is Foundation Chancellor at Liverpool Hope University.
Baroness Cox is heavily involved with international humanitarian work which includes being a non-executive director of the Andrei Sakharov Foundation, a founder trustee of MERLIN (Medical Emergency Relief International) and the founder and Chief Executive of HART (Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust).
Baroness Cox has been honoured with the Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland and the Wilberforce Award for her humanitarian work. She has also been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Honorary Doctorates by universities in the UK, the US, the Russian Federation and Armenia. Baroness Cox is the author of numerous publications.
Baroness Cox's humanitarian work has taken her on many missions to conflict zones, including the Armenian enclave of Nagorno Karabakh, the Sudan, Nigeria, the Burmese jungles and Indonesia. She has also visited North Korea, to help promote humanitarian programmes, parliamentary initiatives and medical programs. Baroness Cox has also been instrumental in helping to change policies for orphaned and abandoned children in the Former Soviet Union.