Thegna joined the Proposal Writing Unit at GrantXpert Consulting Ltd as a Senior Proposal Writer in May 2023. She is involved in the preparation of proposals for the Horizon Europe, Erasmus +, RIF (Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation), Creative Europe, and Digital Europe funding programmes. Her focus areas include health and life sciences, research and innovation, entrepreneurship, culture, and higher education.
Thegna was awarded a PhD fellowship of approximately 300,000 Euro from the Western Norway Regional Health Authority (WNRHA) following a successful grant application. She completed her PhD studies in Molecular Cell Biology at the University of Bergen in Norway in 2014. In her PhD project, she investigated biomarkers in adult Attention/Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Her education at the University of Bergen also includes an MSc degree in Medical Cell Biology/Biomedicine, a BSc in Molecular Cell Biology, and courses in General Psychology. In addition, Thegna holds an MA degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Szeged in Hungary. During her scientific training she held the position of department engineer and conducted research οn brain cancer and neuropsychiatric disorders. In Cyprus, she worked as a part-time lecturer at the University of Nicosia and Limassol College and as a Scientific and Academic Coordinator at a Healthcare Group of Companies. Thegna is also an experienced Scientific Editor in the fields of Life Sciences and Medicine and author of scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals.