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Catherine Cox

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of History
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168100
Email: catherine.cox@ucd.ie

Biography

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. My publications include Negotiating insanity in the southeast of Ireland, 1820-1900 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012); with Hilary Marland, Migration, Health, and Ethnicity in the Modern World (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); with Maria Luddy,  Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History 1750-1970 (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and numerous articles. With Dr Graham Brownlow, I am editor of Irish Economic and Social History.

I currently hold a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award entitled Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000' with Professor Hilary Marland at Warwick University. This new project will conduct research into topics that resonate with current concerns in the prison service, including the very high incidence of mental health problems amongst prisoners, the health of women in prison, including maternity services, and responses to addiction and HIV/AIDS. The Award builds on an earlier collaboration with Professor Marland on a Wellcome Trust supported project on Irish migration and mental illness between the Great Famine and Irish Independence which has resulted in a series of articles and a co-edited volume.

I was a founding member of the Centre for the History of Medicine of Ireland (CHOMI), awarded a Wellcome Trust Enhancement Award in 2006, and have acted as its Director at UCD since then. CHOMI has developed a vibrant programme of individual and collaborative research projects, facilitated a large number of academic events and developed innovative online outreach projects. Early career scholars at CHOMI have secured Irish Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and Marie Curie Scholarships and Fellowships.

I serve on numerous academic committees and advisory boards including the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Library and Archive Committee and Economic and Social History Society for Ireland. I am also membership Secretary of the Society for the Social History of Medicine and member of the American Association for the History of Medicine.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 1999.
Title: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 1999-2002 PhD Scholarship
Year: 2002.
Title: Socrates Exchange Programme, European University Institute, Florence

Associations

Association: Economic and Social History Society of Ireland, Function/Role: Journal Editor and Member of Executive Committee
Association: Women's History Association of Ireland, Function/Role: Treasurer
Association: Royal Irish Academy Committee for Historical Sciences , Function/Role: Representative for the Irish Economic & Social History Society
Association: Irish Committee of Historical Sciences, Function/Role: Vice Chair
Association: Society for the Social History of Medicine, Function/Role: Executive Committee Member and Membership Secretary
Association: American Association for the History of Medicine, Function/Role: Programme Selection Commitee Member
     

Conference Contributions

Cox, C.; (2005) Cultural History of Health and Beyond. [International Refereed Conference], Ministere de la Recherche and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris , 01-JAN-05.
Cox, C.; (2005) Irish Historical Society seminar on New History of Ireland IV. [Other], Irish Historical Society seminar on New History of Ireland IV (Oxford, 1989), * , 01-APR-05.
Cox, C.; (2006) Panel on Health and Sexuality in Ireland. [Chaired Session], Practices and Representations of Health: Historical Perspectives, Annual Conference of the Society for the Social History of Medicine, Warwick University , 28-JUN-06 - 30-JUN-06.
Cox, C.; (2007) Poor Law in Britain and Ireland. [Chaired Session], Poor Law workshop, Oxford Brookes University , 27-APR-07.
Susannah Riordan and Catherine Cox (2010) [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Adolescence in Modern Irish History, University College Dublin , 30-JAN-11 - 30-JAN-10.
Catherine Cox, Lindsey Earner-Byrne, Ivar McGrath (2013) Unravelling Violence: Historians, Narratives and Meanings. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Irish Conference of Historians, School of History and Archives, UCD , 07-JUN-13 - 08-JUN-13.
Catherine Cox (2014) 'J. Connolly, Taken from Nature': Patient Portraiture and the Pathological Society of Dublin, c.1830-1870. [Invited Oral Presentation], Situating Medicine, University of Warwick , 05-JUN-14 - 06-JUN-14.
Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland (2014) 'It would unseat the reason of nine out of ten prisoners': Penal Servitude, Prison Regimes and Mental Breakdown in England and Ireland, 1840-1900. [Refereed Abstracts], American Association for the History of Medicine, Chicago , 07-MAY-14 - 10-MAY-14.
Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland (2014) Wandering Irish: Irish Migration, Institutionalisation and Mental Illness in Nineteenth-century Lancashire. [Refereed Abstracts], Society for the Social History of Medicine, Oxford University , 10-JUL-14 - 12-JUL-14.
Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland (2012) Seminar Series. [Invited Oral Presentation], Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester , 13-MAR-12 - 13-MAR-12.
Catherine Cox, Hilary Marland and Sarah York; (2011) Body and Mind in the History of Medicine and Health. [International Refereed Conference], Biennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health, Utrecht, Netherlands , 01-SEP-11 - 04-SEP-11.
Catherine Cox and Hailry Marland; (2011) Getting into and out of the asylum: Admissions, discharges and the impact of treatments on the mentally ill, 1850-2000. [Invited Oral Presentation], Wellcome Trust Mental Health Workshop, University of Exeter , 15-SEP-11 - 16-SEP-11.
Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland (2011) International conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Health, Illness and Ethnicity: Migration, Discrimination and Social Dislocation, University College Dublin , 10-JUN-11 - 11-JUN-11.
Catherine Cox, Hilary Marland and Sarah York; (2011) Annual International Meeting. [International Refereed Conference], American Association of the History of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA , 28-APR-11 - 01-MAY-11.
Catherine Cox and Susannah Riordan; (2010) Workshop brought together scholars working on different aspects of the history of adolescence in modern Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Adolescence in Modern Irish History, University College Dublin , 30-JAN-10 - 30-JAN-10.
Catherine Cox, Hilary Marland and Sarah York; (2010) ¿Itineraries of the Insane: Irish Migration and Mental Illness in Nineteenth-Century Lancashire¿. [Oral Presentation], Migration, Mental Illness and the Management of Asylum Populations, University of Warwick , 24-SEP-10 - 25-SEP-10.
Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland; (2010) Conference part of Wellcome Trust Funded Project: 'Madness Migration and the Irish, 1850-1921'. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Migration, Mental Illness and the Management of Asylum Populations, University of Warwick , 24-SEP-10 - 25-SEP-10.
Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland; (2010) The Transmission and Communication of Medical Knowledge and Services 1750-1900: The Medical Marketplace in the Modern Period. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Collaborative Network with University of Warwick and University of Maastricht, Venice , 05-MAR-10 - 06-MAR-10.
Catherine Cox and Ian Miller; (2010) one-day international workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], History, Digestion and Society: New Perspectives, UCD , 30-APR-10 - 01-MAY-10.
Catherine Cox; (2010) 'A Valuable and Vulnerable Resource: medical records and the historian'. [Invited Lecture], Archives Awareness Campaign, Trinity College Dublin , 15-SEP-10 - 15-SEP-10.
Catherine Cox; (2009) International Postgraduate Conference, Society for the Social History of Medicine. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Medicine and Healthcare: History and Context, University College Dublin , 16-APR-09 - 18-APR-09.
Catherine Cox and Tom Feaney; (2009) One-day workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Psychiatry, Politics and Society in Twentieth Century Ireland and Britain, University College Dublin , 04-DEC-09 - 04-DEC-09.
Catherine Cox; (2009) 'Accessing Healthcare: the Medical Dispensary Service in Late Nineteenth Century Ireland'. [Invited Lecture], Irish Society for Nursing and Midwifery History, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland , 21-MAY-09 - 21-MAY-09.
Cox, C; (2008) 'Everyone who knows anything, knows ...'. [Invited Lecture], History of Psychiatry and Psychology, University College London , 19-FEB-08 - 19-FEB-08.
Cox, C.; (2008) 'The Sick are left to the Mercy of the Winds and the Waves': Medical Relief and Dispensary Doctors in Nineteenth Century Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], Society for the Social History of Medicine Annual Conference, Glasgow , 03-SEP-08 - 05-SEP-08.
Catherine Cox; (2008) The Medical Marketplace and Medical Tradition: Interfaces between Orthodox, Alternative and Folk Practice in the 19th and 20th Centuries. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Collaborative Network with University of Warwick and University of Maastricht, University College Dublin , 01-FEB-08 - 01-FEB-08.
Catherine Cox; (2008) 'The Medical Marketplace and Medical Tradition: Towards an understanding of Patient Behaviour in 19th century Ireland'. [Oral Presentation], The Medical Marketplace and Medical Tradition: Interfaces between Orthodox, Alternative and Folk Practice in the 19th and 20th Centuries, University College Dublin , 01-FEB-08 - 01-FEB-08.
Cox, C; (2008) The 1911 Census and Teaching Irish Medical History. [Invited Lecture], Irish Studies Symposium, Ottawa, Canada , 03-NOV-08 - 04-NOV-08.
Cox, C.; (2007) Madness, Knowledge and Community in Nineteenth Century Ireland. [Invited Lecture], History of Psychiatry (Ireland), School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast , 30-AUG-07 - 31-AUG-07.
Catherine Cox; (2007) Workshop on Resources for Irish Medical History. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Resources in Medical History Workshop, University College Dublin , 21-SEP-07 - 21-SEP-07.
Cox, C.; (2006) History of Nutrition. [Invited Oral Presentation], Sixth European Social Science History Conference, Amsterdam , 22-MAR-06 - 25-MAR-06.
Cox, C.; (2005) Institutional Intersections and the Management of Insanity in Nineteenth Century Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], Cultural History of Health and Beyond, Joint Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health and the Society for the Social History of Medicine, Ministere de al Recherche and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris , 07-SEP-05 - 10-SEP-05.
Cox, C.; (2005) Following Foucault to Ireland: Admissions to Irish Asylums in the 19th Century. [N/A], Liminal Identities Conference, University College Dublin , 01-MAR-05.
Cox, C.; (2003) 'Women, the Family and Confinement in south-east Ireland, 1832-1922'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], International Federation for Research in Women's History, Belfast , 11-AUG-03 - 14-AUG-03.

Committees

Committee : UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland
Committee : Research Ethics Committee (Humanities), University College Dublin
Committee : Advisory Board, Archive Steering Group, Royal College of Physicians, Ireland
Committee : Finance Commitee, School of History
Committee : Executive Commitee, School of History
Committee : Research Commitee, School
Committee : EU Advisory Committee, Office of the Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact|
Committee : Research Careers Sub Committee, Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact
     

Consultancy

Client: National College of Art and Design

Outreach Activities

Invitation to present to the National Library of Ireland Public Lectures Series, 7 March 2012

Journals Edited

Irish Economic And Social History: Editor.

Other Activities

Peer Reviewer, Irish Journal of Medical Science
Peer Reviewer, Social History of Medicine
Peer Reviewer of Application to Arts and Humanities Research Council
Peer Review,  UCD Press
Peer Reviewer of Application to Wellcome Trust
Peer-Reviewer: Medical History
External Examiner: University of Limerick, Oxford University and St Patrick's College, Dublin (DCU).

Publications

Books

Catherine Cox (2012) Negotiating Insanity in the Southeast of Ireland, 1820-1900. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

Catherine Cox (2017) 'Health and Welfare, 1750 to 2000' In: M. E. Daly and E. F. Biagini (eds). Cambridge Social History of Ireland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
Catherine Cox (2017) 'Institutional Space and the Geography of Confinement in Ireland, 1750 to 2000' In: T. Bartlett (eds). The Cambridge History of Ireland: Volume Four Modern Ireland, 1880 to 2016. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
Catherine Cox and Susannah Riordan (2015) 'Adolescence in Modern Irish History' In: Catherine Cox and Susannah Riordan (eds). Adolescence in Modern Irish History. Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
Catherine Cox, Hilary Marland and Sarah York (2013) 'Itineraries and Experiences of Insanity: Irish Migration and the Management of Mental Illness in Nineteenth-Century Lancashire' In: Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland (eds). Migration, Health and Ethnicity in the Modern World. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland (2013) 'Migration, Health and Illness in the Modern World' In: Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland (eds). Migration, Health and Illness in the Modern World. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
Catherine Cox (2010) 'Access and Engagement: the Medical Dispensary service in post-Famine Ireland' In: Catherine Cox and Maria Luddy (eds). Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History, 1750-1970. Houndmills: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]
Catherine Cox (2010) 'The Medical Marketplace and Medical Tradition in Nineteenth-century Ireland' In: Ronnie Moore and Stuart McClean (eds). Folk Healing And Health Care Practices in Britain and Ireland: Stethoscopes, Wands and Crystals. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Press. [Details]
Catherine Cox (2010) 'Health and Welfare in Enniscorthy, 1850 to 1920' In: Colm Toibin (eds). Enniscorthy. A History. Wexford: Wexford County Library. [Details]
Catherine Cox and Maria Luddy (2010) 'Introduction' In: Catherine Cox and Maria Luddy (eds). Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History, 1750-1970. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
Catherine Cox (2009) 'Institutionalization in Irish History and Society, 1650 to 2000' In: Leeann Lane, Katherine O'Donnell and Mary McAuliffe (eds). Palgrave Guide to Irish History. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
Catherine Cox (2000) 'Women and Business in Eighteenth-century Dublin: A Case study, 1750 to 1800' In: Bernadette Whelan (eds). Women and Paid Work 1500-1930. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Edited Books

Catherine Cox and Susannah Riordan (Ed.). (2015) Adolescence in Modern Irish History. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland (Ed.). (2013) Migration, Health, and Ethnicity in the Modern World. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
Catherine Cox and Maria Luddy (Ed.). (2010) Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History, 1750-1970. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
Graham Brownlow and Catherine Cox (Ed.). (2015) Irish Economic and Social History, 42 (2015). London: SAGE Publishing. [Details]
Graham Brownlow and Catherine Cox (Ed.). (2014) Irish Economic and Social History, 41 (2014). London: SAGE Publishing. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland (2017) '''He must die or go mad in this place': Prisoners, Insanity and the Pentonville Model Prison Experiment, 1842-1852''. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, . [Details]
Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland (2015) ''A Burden on the County': Madness, Institutions of Confinement and the Irish Patient in Victorian Lancashire'. Social History of Medicine, 28 (2):263-287. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Catherine Cox (2013) ''A better known territory?' Medical History and Ireland'. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Section C: Archaeology, Celtic Studies, History, Linguistics and Literature, 113 :341-362. [Details]
Catherine Cox, Hilary Marland and Sarah York (2012) 'Emaciated, Exhausted and Excited: The Bodies and Minds of the Irish in Nineteenth-century Lancashire Asylums'. Social History, 46 (2):11-29. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]

Other Journals

Catherine Cox (2008) 'Research Resources in Irish Medical History' Irish Archives 15 . Available Online [Details]
         

Newspaper Articles

Fintan O'Toole (2010) Government policy on archive is at odds with its own history. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
Catherine Cox (2016) Elizabeth O'Farrell. Dublin: Newspaper Articles [Details]
     

Video/TV

Catherine Cox, Hilary Marland and Sarah York (2011) Madness and Migration. Video/TV Available Online [Details]
Catherine Cox (2014) Ar Intinn Eile. Documentary. Video/TV [Details]
Catherine Cox (2009) Who Do You Think You Are?. Video/TV [Details]
Catherine Cox (2008) Who Do You Think You Are?. Video/TV [Details]
           

Electronic Publication

Catherine Cox (2009) Inishowen Poor Law Union, 1845-52. Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
Catherine Cox (2009) Rathdrum Poor Law Union, 1845-52. Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
Catherine Cox, John Mullen, Harriet Wheelock (2009) A database index of the Dublin Journal of Medical and Chemical Science, 1832-1949. Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
Maria Luddy, Catherine Cox, Orla Fitzpatrick and Leeann Lane (2001) A Directory of Sources for Twentieth Century Women: Files of the Department of the Taoiseach, 1922-1966. Dublin: Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
 

Reviews

Catherine Cox (2005) Review, Laurence M. Geary, Medicine and Charity in Ireland 1718-1851. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
Catherine Cox (2005) Review - Leslie A. Clarkson and E. Margaret Crawford (eds), Famine and Disease in Ireland (London, Pickering and Chatto). Social History of Medicine. Reviews [Details]
                         

CD-ROM

Maria Luddy, Catherine Cox and Leeann Lane (1999) A Directory of Sources for Women's History in Ireland. Dublin: CD-ROM [Details]
   

Radio Presentation

Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland (2014) BBC Radio Radio Coventry and Warwickshire. Radio Presentation [Details]
Catherine Cox (2012) The History Show. RTE Radio 1. Radio Presentation [Details]
Catherine Cox (2012) The History Show. RTE Radio 1. Radio Presentation [Details]
           

Articles

Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland (2012) Madness, migration and the Irish in Lancashire, ca.1850-1900. Articles [Details]
                             

Research

Research Interests

My earlier research focused on two themes: the history of mental disorder in the nineteenth century, and medical practice and the marketplace in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In recent years, I have developed new areas of research. In July 2009, jointly with Professor Hilary Marland, University of Warwick, I was awarded a Wellcome Trust Project Grant 'Madness, Migration and the Irish in Lancashire, c.1850-1921'. This study explores the relationship between migration and mental disorder among the Irish in Lancashire asylum and poor law systems, and speaks to contemporary debates on the relationship between mental health, migration and ethnicity; three articles have been published on this work, alongside an edited volume on health, ethnicity and migration (September 2013) and a theatrical production, 'A Malady of Migration', staged in Dublin and Coventry in June and July 2014. 

Currently my main research focus is  the Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award 'Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000'. Again working with Marland, the new project explores the prison as a site of medical intervention. It investigates health risks, medical interventions and health care in English and Irish prisons between 1850 and 2000. Alongside the production of scholarly outputs, and a wide range of public engagement activities, the study will address current policy debates on prison systems, medical ethics and the management of prisoners' health.  

Research Projects

Sponsor : The Wellcome Trust (WT)
Title : Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850 - 2000
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-14 / 30-SEP-19
Sponsor : The Wellcome Trust (WT)
Title : Madness, Migration and the Irish in Lancashire, c. 1850-1921
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-09 / 31-AUG-14
Sponsor : The Wellcome Trust (WT)
Title : History of Medicine in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-06 / 31-AUG-12

Recent Postgraduates

Recent completed PhD students:
David Durnin, 'The War Away from Home': Irish Medical Migration in the First World War era, 1912-25 (July 2015).

Alice Mauger, 'Great Class which lies between: Provision for the non-pauper insane in Ireland, 1830-1900' (March 2013). 

Fiachra Byrne, 'Madness and Mental Illness in Ireland: Discourses, People and Practices, 1900-1960 (November 2011).
 
Anne Mac Lellan, 'That "preventable and curable disease": Dr Dorothy Price and the eradication of tuberculosis in Ireland, 1930-1960' (October 2011).
 
Co-supervisor: Kirsten Mulrennan  
Co-supervisor: Caitriona Foley, 'The Great Flu Epidemic in Ireland, 1918-19' (July 2008).

Current Postgraduate Students

Peter Reid, Master of Literature (MLitt)   -   Thesis Supervisor
James Grannell, Master of Literature (MLitt)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Dr Lindsey Earner Byrne, School of History
Dr Susannah Riordan, School of History
Dr Celine Murrin, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
Professor Mary E. Daly, School of History 

External Collaborators

Professor Hilary Marland, Centre for the History of Medicine,  University of Warwick
Professor Virginia Berridge, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Dr William Murphy, Dublin City University
Dr Anna Moran, National College of Art and Design
Professor Greta Jones, School of History and International Affairs, University of Ulster