Defeng Jin
Postgraduate Research Student

Defeng Jin

Postgraduate Research Student
Cntr for Social Rsch in Health

Research Topic: Lived experiences of stigma among Chinese immigrants living with hepatitis B in Australia
Supervisor: Prof Carla Treloar
Co-Supervisor: Dr Loren Brener

Defeng graduated from Zhengzhou University with a master in education and from Monash University with a master in social work. She worked as a lecturer and mental health counselor at Wuhan University of Technology Huaxia College in China from 2010 to 2014. With a background of psychology and sociology, she works in the area of health promotion for people living with chronic illness and mental health problems.

Research Summary

Defeng's research spans the fields of cognitive psychology, positive psychology, sociology and health promotion. She conducted researches on executive functions, positive relationship development, relationships among achievement goal, self-esteem and pessimistic defensive among undergraduates in China.

Defeng's PhD program is to explore stigma experiences among Chinese immigrants who are living with hepatitis B, and attitudes towards hepatitis B among Chinese immigrants in Australia. The study will contribute to a better understanding of hepatitis B related stigma among Chinese immigrants. It will also have implications to health promotion of Chinese immigrants and broader communities, and health care services.


Jin DF; Wu HQ; Li HM; Yu L, 2013, 'Relationship among achievement goal, self-esteem and defensive pessimism of independent college students', China Journal of Health Psychology, vol. 21, no. 05, pp.786-787

Jin DF, 2011, 'Effects of Group Counseling on interpersonal communication of independent college undergraduates', China Journal of Health Psychology, vol.19, no. 10, pp.1272-1274

Jin DF, 2010, ' Study on executive functions in undergraduates with different levels of creative thinking', thesis, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou

Jin DF, 2010, 'Meta-analysis on creativity study', Youth Science, no. 01, pp.144-146

Jin DF, 2009, 'Cognitive behavior therapy in psychodrama', Science of Social Psychology, vol.24, no.5, pp.106-109

Book Chapter

Jin DF, 2015, 'Becoming aware of stress' , in Yang ZY, Yang X, (ed.), Stress Management for University Students, Jilin University Press, Changchun

Jin DF, 2009, 'Characters of primary school students', in Xu H (ed.), Mental Health Education for Primary School Children/Parents' Reading', Wenxin Publication House, Zhengzhou