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Defeng Jin

Research Assistant

Background

Defeng has a background in psychology and social sciences. Her research interests include stigma and discrimination associated with hepatitis B virus, migrant health, complementary and alternative therapies, and mental health and wellbeing among young people.

Prior to undertaking research at the University of New South Wales, Defeng has worked in education and managing Students’ Mental Health and Well-being Education Centre at Wuhan Huaxia University of Technology, China.

Defeng was involved in the following projects: - Stigma Indicators Monitoring Project at the Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales (2020-2022); - Sex in Translation at Kirby Institute (2020); - Assessment on Psychological Development of Chinese Children and Adolescents (2009).

Defeng was a Chief Investigator on three projects on mental health among university students in China: - Developing a positive mental health education model to promote university students’ development (2011-2012); - Relationship among achievement goal, self-esteem and defensive pessimism of college students (2011-2012); - Effects of group counselling on interpersonal communication of independent college undergraduates (2011).

Appointments

  • The Australian Sociological Association
  • Australian Association of Social Workers
  • National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters
  • Australian Psychological Society

Positions

  • 2022: Project Manager, Optimise COVID-19 Study: Optimising isolation, quarantine and distancing study for COVID-19, Burnet Institute
  • 2017-2022: PhD candidate and research assistant, the Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales
  • 2014: Director, Students’ Mental Health and Well-being Education Centre, Wuhan Huaxia University of Technology
  • 2010-2014: Lecturer (on psychology), Wuhan Huaxia University of Technology, China
  • 2002-2006: Teacher, Wuhan Instrument and Electronic Technical School
  • 1996-2002: Administrative Officer, Wuhan Chai-tai Company

Qualifications

  • PhD candidate, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • MSW, Monash University, Australia
    1. Ed
  • BA

Awards

  • 2021: Postgraduate Research Output Award, University of New South Wales
  • 2012: Outstanding Achievements in Mental Health Education in Hubei Province from the Department of Education of Hubei Province, China

Projects (1)

Current (1)

  • The Optimise Study: Optimising Isolation, Quarantine and Distancing for COVID-19