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Doctor Defeng Jin

Research Officer

Background

Defeng has a background in psychology and social science in health. Her research interests include stigma and discrimination associated with COVID-19 response, impact of COVID-19, hepatitis B, healthcare for hepatitis B, migrant health, and mental health and wellbeing among young people.

Prior to undertaking research at the Burnet Institute, Defeng completed a PhD at the Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales. Defeng was also 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 the 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).

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Positions

  • 2022-present: Research Officer, Optimise COVID-19 Study: Optimising isolation, quarantine and distancing study for COVID-19, Burnet Institute
  • 2022: Research officer, Optimise COVID-19 Study: Optimising isolation, quarantine and distancing study for COVID-19, Burnet Institute
  • 2017-2021: PhD candidate and research assistant, the Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales
  • 2020: Research assistant, the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales
  • 2014: Director, Students’ Mental Health and Well-being Education Centre, Wuhan Huaxia Institute of Technology
  • 2010-2014: Lecturer, Wuhan Huaxia Institute of Technology

Qualifications

  • 2022: PhD, Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales
  • 2016: Master of Social Work, Monash University

Awards

  • 2022: Dean’s Award for Outstanding Thesis, University of New South Wales
  • 2022: Postgraduate Research Output Award, University of New South Wales
  • 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

Publications (23)

2022 (16)

2021 (2)

2015 (1)

2013 (1)

2010 (1)

2009 (2)