Dr Marie Habito is a postdoctoral researcher with experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods and a background in international development. Marie's recent and current work aims to improve understanding of social determinants of young people's health and wellbeing, with a special focus on adolescent sexual and reproductive health in resource-constrained settings. She is currently engaged in research projects on adolescent sexual and reproductive health in the Asia-Pacific region.
Marie joined the Global Adolescent Health Group at the Burnet Institute in 2021, upon completing her PhD at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne. Her PhD study explored contexts, perceptions, and lived experiences of adolescent pregnancy and parenthood in the Philippines. Before her PhD, Marie worked in the Philippines as an independent research consultant in development, conducting qualitative research with women, children, and smallholder farmers in communities across the Philippines, including disaster- and conflict-affected areas.
- 2021: PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia
- 2013: MDevSt, University of Melbourne, Australia
- 2007: BSABM, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines