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August Zheng

Research Postgraduate

Research Postgraduate in the Department of Psychology


Wenjing is a PhD researcher at Durham University with a diverse educational background in psychology, psychiatry, and education. She has gained extensive working/internship experience in psychiatric hospitals, primary, middle and high schools, and prisons, which has fuelled her passion for mental health research and advocacy.

Her current research focuses on exploring the potential of virtual reality interventions to prevent issues and intervene in mental health among individuals experiencing psychosocial maladjustments.

Wenjing is deeply committed to promoting mental health awareness and helping individuals discover their true selves to lead fulfilling and flourishing lives. Alongside her research, she advocates for the importance of mental health education and empowerment. Wenjing believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential and strives to create a more inclusive and supportive society through her work.

Wenjing is also interested in interdisciplinary collaborations that combine art, music, and increasing awareness of neurodiversity to promote mental well-being. She believes that exploring the intersection between these fields can lead to innovative ways to enhance individuals' quality of life.

Research Group

Quantitative Social Psychology


Professor Tammi Walker
Professor Graham Towl

Research interests

  • Children and adolescents
  • Cultural and ethnic equality and diversity
  • Intervention - Digital/Art/Music Intervention
  • Mental health
  • Neurodiversity