Janice Adams
BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2013

Janice Adams

Throughout her time studying, not only has Janice excelled in her assignments, but she developed a highly successful educational campaign that runs in secondary schools across the North West.

She felt that anti-social behaviour in young people needed tackling, and as part of her Applied Psychology module, she was set the task of designing a project to help people in a community. Through her engagement with multi-agency organisations, she identified that tougher interventions were needed within schools for anti-social behaviour. The scheme has proven to be a great success across the North West and is supported by the local police and Apex Charitable Trust, and Janice was awarded Edge Hill’s Reverend Jesse Jackson Scholarship in recognition of her work.

In addition to the initiative, Janice also works closely with Apex in developing peer mentoring schemes for supporting vulnerable women and finding solutions to develop their future prospects.

“She is a great example of how an enthusiastic and keen mind can make great progress on supporting real-world concerns. We recently invited Janice to speak with our final year students on her work with her charity and how she has applied her course knowledge. It is great to see Janice so engaged with enthusing and supporting others in her vision.”

Dr Linda Kaye, Department of Psychology