Never we imagined that we would need to share this sad news with you all.
The ETNA Board is sad to announce the tragic loss of Professor Christiana Kouta, our vice president.
Christiana was not just an ETNA colleague who contributed immensely to the organisation, She was also an excellent academic and researcher as well as a true friend that touched the lives of many of us over the years. Each member of the ETNA board has worked closely with Christiana on different projects, teaching and research as well as connecting on a personal level.
Prof Christiana Kouta received a diploma in Nursing from the Cyprus School of Nursing and a BSc in Nursing from the University of Indianapolis, USA. She also held a master’s degree in Health Promotion from the University of East London and a PhD from Middlesex University, United Kingdom.
She worked at the Cyprus University of Technology -Nursing Department- since 2007, with passion, dedication and consistency. She was in charge of the Postgraduate programme in Advanced Nursing and Community Health Care. She taught undergraduate and postgraduate level Community Nursing, Health Promotion, Intercultural Nursing, and Family Nursing. Her interesting research combined health in the community and intercultural health taking gender and sexuality into account. Prof Kouta also served as an Educational Officer at the Cyprus School of Nursing in 1998-2007.
Prof Christiana Kouta served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Neurology and Genetics, the Cyprus Association of Family Planning and the Mediterranean Institute of Social Gender Studies. She was a member of the Committee on Educational Reform and Curriculum Formation in Health Education in the period 2009-2010. He was President of the Community Nursing Section of the Pancyprian Association of Nurses in 2008-2016.
Prof Christiana Kouta was a founding member of the Cyprus Society of Epidemiology and Public Health and a member of its Board of Trustees, serving for years with professionalism and dedication to improve Public Health in Cyprus.
She was involved in many research activities as principal investigator, a member or head of research teams, and academic advisor to PhD and other postgraduate students.
Our dear Christiana will be dearly missed by us all but her memory will forever live in our hearts.
On behalf of the ETNA Board:
Prof Irena Papadopoulos, President
Dr Sara Nissim, Treasurer
Alfonso Pezzella, Secretary
Prof Dorthe Nielsen, Events Director
Sean Collinge, Communications & Marketing Director
We know that many ETNA members will have known Christiana personally, and if you wish to share any messages or memories, please feel free to do so via this virtual card which we will share with Christiana’s family. If you would like to leave any messages/memories, please do so by 20 April 2023.