Researcher Biography

Ivete Meque finished her studies in general medicine in 2005 at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique. Her career spans across clinical practice, health services/ program management and infectious disease research. Ivete completed her Masters in Epidemiology at University of Queensland in 2013. In the last 3 years, she has worked as an independent consultant for UNICEF and WHO in Mozambique and Guinea Bissau.

She commenced her PhD in February 2016 investigating the persistence of risky alcohol consumption in young adults looking into its predictors and outcomes and also exploring the role of maturing out phenomenon of risky drinking in light of social dynamics which have dramatically altered in recent years including increases in drinking among contemporaneous young females, delay in marriage and child bearing.

PhD topic

Are young adults still maturing out of risky drinking? Persistence of risky drinking into the thirties


  • Professor Rosa Alati (Principal)
  • Dr.  Kim Betts (Associate)

Research interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Adolescent and young adults mental health
  • HIV and other STIs research
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Monitoring and evaluation of programs/projects
  • Mixed methods research 


*Meque, I., Dubé, K., Feldblum, P. J., Clements, A. C., Zango, A., Cumbe, F., ... & van de Wijgert, J. H. (2014),  Prevalence, Incidence and Determinants of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection among HIV-Seronegative Women at High-Risk of HIV Infection: A Prospective Study in Beira, Mozambique. PloS one, 9(2), e89705.

*Ivete Meque, Karine Dubé, Lotte Bierhuizen, Arlinda Zango, Nienke Veldhuijzen, Fidelina Cumbe, Paul J Feldblum & Janneke van de Wijgert (2014) Willingness to participate in future HIV prevention trials in Beira, Mozambique. African Journal of AIDS Research, 13:4, 393-398, DOI: 10.2989/16085906.2014.985239

Dubé, K., Zango, A., van de Wijgert, J., *Meque, I., Ferro, J. J., Cumbe, F., ... & Feldblum, P. J. (2014). HIV Incidence in a Cohort of Women at Higher Risk in Beira, Mozambique: Prospective Study 2009–2012. PloS one, 9(1), e84979.

Zango, A., Dubé, K., Kelbert, S., *Meque, I., Cumbe, F., Chen, P. L., ... & van de Wijgert, J. (2013). Determinants of prevalent HIV infection and late HIV diagnosis among young women with two or more sexual partners in Beira, Mozambique. PloS one, 8(5), e63427.