His research interests include risk communication and governance, science communication and popularization; public deliberation in nuclear governance in China. He has published several research papers on science communication, risk communication and governance, and and a book, Competing Voices? Deconstructing the mechanism of corporate public relations’ impacts on news production (Communication University of China Press, 2014).
Deng, Lifeng (2017). Reconsidering Risk Communication and Governance in NIMBY Dilemma: Discussions Center on Nuclear Power. Journal of University of South China (Social Science Edition ), Vol. 18 (3), June 2017, pp.1-11. (in Chinese)
Deng, Lifeng, Zhou, Zhicheng, Zheng, Xinyi (2016). Exploring the Impact of Risk-benefit Perception on Public Acceptance to Nuclear Power: Based on a Survey at Guangzhou University City. Journal of University of South China (Social Science Edition), Vol. 17 (3), June 2016, pp.1-9. (in Chinese)
Deng, Lifeng Zheng,Xinyi and Zhou, Zhicheng (2016). Objective and Subjective Knowledge：A Study on Their Influences on College Students’ Attitudes toward Nuclear Energy. Science and Society, Vol.6 (2), Aug. 2016, pp.85-109. (in Chinese)
Deng, Lifeng and Tu, Shengbin (2016). Research on college student’s perception of nuclear power and attitudes toward it: A survey at Guangzhou University City. Studies on Science Popularization, Vol. 60 (1), 2016, pp.69-81. (in Chinese)