Furtuna Tewolde, M.S.

Graduate Student


Furtuna Tewolde, M.S.

M.S. in Psychological Research at the University of Oxford
B.S. in Psychology at the University of North Florida

Email: furtuna.tewolde@ufl.edu

Primary Appointment:

Graduate Student, Heaton Lab/Woods Lab
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
College of Public Health and Health Professions
University of Florida

Professional Interests

Furtuna Tewolde is a first-generation doctoral student at the University of Florida’s (UF) Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, under the mentorship of Drs. Shelley Heaton and Adam Woods. In 2015, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Florida (UNF) with a B.S. in Psychology and in 2017 she completed her M.S. in Psychological Research at the University of Oxford.

Research Focus

Furtuna’s research interests involve the applicability of neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation for assessing and/or treating cognitive symptoms in clinical pediatric populations. Her future projects will involve assessing the efficacy of tDCS for treating neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive (i.e. TBI) disorders across the lifespan.

Publications & Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Alloway, T. P., Seed, T., & Tewolde, F. (2016). An investigation of cognitive overlap in working memory profiles in children with developmental disorders. International Journal of Educational Research, 75, 1–6. Journal Impact Factor: 1.138. Citations: 6

Alloway, T. P., Tewolde, F., Skipper, D., & Hijar, D. (2017). Can you spell dyslexia without SLI? Comparing the cognitive profiles of dyslexia and specific language impairment and their roles in learning. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 65, 97–102. Journal Impact Factor: 1.820. Citations: 2

Tewolde, F. G., Bishop, D. V. M., & Manning, C. (2017). Visual Motion Prediction and Verbal False Memory Performance in Autistic Children. Autism Research, 509–518. Journal Impact Factor: 3.768. Citations: 0

Professional Memberships

Association of Neuropsychology Students & Trainees (ANST)

Honors and Awards

Frost Scholarship Award, Florida Frost Scholarship Program, University of Oxford (2016-2017)