Juan David Leongómez

Juan David Leongómez

Associate Professor

Universidad El Bosque

About me

I am an Associate Professor and Researcher at the Human Behaviour Lab (LACH), Faculty of Psychology, at Universidad El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia. My research interests include mate choice and human vocal communication, with an aspiration towards understanding musicality. I am also interested in bioacoustics and psychoacoustics, as well as hormonal effects on human behaviour. I am getting more and more passionate about quantitative methods and R programming, to promote reproducibility and open science.

Investigación Abierta (YouTube channel)

Investigación Abierta is a YouTube channel (in Spanish) where I sometimes post videos and tutorials related to quantitative research methods and open science, as well as useful open source software. You can find information in English about the videos here.

Interests

  • Mate choice
  • Vocal communication
  • Voice modulation
  • Musicality
  • Bioacoustics
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Hormones
  • Statistics
  • R programming

Education

  • PhD, Psychology, School of Natural Sciences, 2014

    University of Stirling (Stirling, UK)

  • MSc in Evolutionary Psychology, 2009

    University of Liverpool (Liverpool, UK)

  • BA in Music Pedagogy, 2006

    Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (Bogota, Colombia)

Skills

R

Statistics

Experimental Design

Acoustic Analysis

Face Analysis

Teaching

Experience

Postdoctoral Experience in Higher Education (for a full list, please check mi CV)

 
 
 
 
 

Associate Professor

Universidad El Bosque

Apr 2019 – Present Bogota, Colombia

Responsibilities include:

  • Researcher at the Human Behaviour Analysis Lab (LACH).

  • Leader of the Cognitive Processes and Education research group (Procesos Cognoscitivos y Educación) (since 2016).

  • Supervision of a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects associated with psychology and biology.

  • Member of the Research Committee

  • Member of the Advisory Committee of Research Ethics

  • IT support team for online activities (statistics) during the COVID-19 crisis (2020)

  • Teaching:

    • Quantitative Methods II (Psychology MSc – 2019).
 
 
 
 
 

Assistant Professor

Universidad El Bosque

Jan 2015 – Apr 2019 Bogota, Colombia

Responsibilities include:

  • Researcher at the Human Behaviour Analysis Lab (LACH).

  • Methodological and statistical advisor for postgraduate and faculty research projects.

  • Leader of the Cognitive Processes and Education research group (Procesos Cognoscitivos y Educación) (since 2016).

  • Organiser of the Nerd Café weekly conference series of the Faculty of Psychology (2016-2017).

  • Supervision of a variety of undergraduate research projects associated with psychology and biology.

  • Postdoctoral stay (2018-2019)

  • Co-supervision of Doctoral Students

  • Teaching:

    • Quantitative Methods I (Psychology MSc – 2017).
    • Quantitative Methods II (Psychology MSc – 2017-2018).
    • Research Degree Project (2017).
    • Sources and Documentation Styles in Psychology (2015).
 
 
 
 
 

Cathedratic Professor

University de La Sabana

Jan 2015 – Dec 2016 Bogota, Colombia

Teaching:

  • Evolution and Development of Vocal Communication: Songs, Fashion, and Language (2016).
  • Inferential Statistics (2015-2016).
  • Descriptive Statistics (2015-2016).

Research Grants, Awards and Prizes

Postdoctoral Research Stays - Colciencias beneficiaries 2017

Señales perceptibles de salud física y mental en rostros, voces y olores corporales, y su relación con niveles hormonales [Perceptible signals of physical and mental health in faces, voices and body odors, and their relationship with hormonal levels].
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IX Internal Call for Financing Research and Technological Innovation Projects El Bosque University, 2017

Señales perceptibles de salud física y mental en rostros, voces y olores corporales, y su relación con niveles hormonales [Perceptible signals of physical and mental health in faces, voices and body odors, and their relationship with hormonal levels].
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VIII Internal Call for Financing Research and Technological Innovation Projects El Bosque University, 2016

Efecto de señales estáticas evolutivamente relevantes (sexo, dominancia y atractivo) en el procesamiento cortical de rostros humanos [Effects of evolutionary relevant static signals (sex, dominance, and attractiveness) on the cortical processing of human faces].
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VII Internal Call for Financing Research and Technological Innovation Projects El Bosque University, 2015

Efectos de los niveles hormonales, masculinidad y feminidad, en la discriminación tonal en hombres y mujeres
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Grindley Grants

Annual Prize in Evolutionary Psychology

Best overall performance in the MSc
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University of Liverpool International Scholarship

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Recent Publications

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(2020). Cues for facial attractiveness and preference of sexual dimorphism: A comparison across five cultures. PsyArXiv.

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(2020). Self-reported Health is Related to Body Height and Waist Circumference in Rural Indigenous and Urbanised Latin-American Populations. Scientific Reports, 10, 4391.

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(2020). How and why patterns of sexual dimorphism in human faces vary across the world. PsyArXiv.

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(2019). National income inequality predicts cultural variation in mouth to mouth kissing. Scientific Reports, 9, 6698.

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