Ms Defeng Jin

Postgraduate Research

Research Areas: Health Promotion Development & Evaluation, Living with and Treatment of Serious & Chronic Conditions, Viral Hepatitis, Injecting Drug Use & Harm Reduction

Research Topic: A self-stigma reduction program for individuals with co-occuring major depression and substance abuse disorders
Supervisor: Prof Carla Treloar
Co-Supervisor: Dr Loren Brener

Defeng is a PhD student in the field of health promotion among people with mental health and drug abuse disorders. Her primary focus is to better understand and reduce self-stigma among individuals living with dual diagnosis.

Research Summary

Defeng's PhD topic is to explore the most effective way of providing to individuals with dual diagnosis strategies for developing and maintaining resilience and for rebuilding their social capital. It has potential positive social change implications by identifying factors that influenced self-stigma coping orientations in targeted people.


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 Chapters

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