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 2014, she commenced collaborations with UNICEF and World Health Organization offices in Mozambique working as an independent consultant.  

Ivete commenced her PhD in February 2016 investigating pathways and implications of risky drinking amongst young adults at 30 years of age. She is also looking into drinking contexts that lead to problematic alcohol consumption in this age group and how changes in social and gender roles towards gender equality are likely to affect attitudes and norms in relation to alcohol consumption. 

PhD topic

Individual and social implications of risky drinking at age thirty: gender, drinking context and social harm.


  • Professor Rosa Alati (Principal)
  • Dr Caroline Salom (Associate)
  • 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.