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Assoc Professor Catherine Cox

Assoc Professor

Catherine Cox

Associate Professor
School of History
01 716 8100
University College Dublin, School of History, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4


Following completion of my PhD in 2004, I was appointed lecturer at the Department of History at the University of Warwick. I returned to University College Dublin in 2006. I am currently Director, UCD Centre for the History of Medicine, School of History. My books include Negotiating insanity in the southeast of Ireland, 1820-1900 (Manchester, 2012); with Susannah Riordan, Adolescence in Modern Irish History (Houndmills, 2010); with Hilary Marland, Migration, Health, and Ethnicity in the Modern World (Houndmills, 2013); with Maria Luddy, Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History 1750-1970 (Houndmills, 2010) . I have published articles in Social History of Medicine, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Journal of Social History and Social History among others. With Dr Graham Brownlow, I am editor of Irish Economic and Social History. I am Principal Investigator on a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award entitled Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000' working with Hilary Marland on the strand on mental health in prison, 1850–2000. The Award builds on an earlier collaboration with Professor Marland on a Wellcome Trust supported project on Irish migration and mental illness. I am Secretary, the Royal Irish Academic Historical Studies Committee, Deputy Chair of Irish Committee of Historical Sciences, member of the Executive Committee of Social for the Social History of Medicine and of Economic and Social History Society of Ireland. Recent and Past Supervisions: James Grannell: 'Community responses to HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Ireland, 1983-89', (PhD, 2015-current) Stephen Bance: 'Crippled, maimed, lamed, shattered and broken' polio in Ireland , 1942-1970', (PhD, 2013-17) David Durnin: 'Medical provision and the Irish experience of the First World War, 1912-25', (PhD, 2011-15) Alice Mauger: 'The great class which lies between : provision for the non-pauper insane in nineteenth-century Ireland', (PhD, 2010-14) Anne Mac Lellan:' 'That preventable and curable disease': Dr Dorothy Price and the eradication of tuberculosis in Ireland, 1930-1960', (2007-12) Fiachra Byrne: 'Madness and mental illness in Ireland : discourses, people and practices, 1900 to c. 1960', (PhD, 2006-11)


  • Lecturer
    University College Dublin School of History and Archives1 Jan 2006
  • UCD Director
    Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland1 Jan 2006
  • Lecturer
    Department of History, and Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick1 Jan 2004 - 1 Jan 2006


  • BA
    University College Dublin
  • MA
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin


  • French
    Can read, write and peer review