Richard Jonathan O. Taduran, PhD (Adel), PhD (UPDil)

  Assistant Professor 

  Email: richard_jonathan.taduran@up.edu.ph

  Office Address:

  Room No. 1324
  Pavilion 1
  University of the Philippines - Diliman

  Tel:+63 (2) 981-8500 loc 2114




Research interests: Biological Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Science, Psychological Anthropology

RJ is a Forensic Anthropologist. He is an Affiliate Faculty at the University of the Philippines Mindanao. He earned a PhD in Anthropology, with specialization in Psychological Anthropology, at the University of the Philippines - Diliman; and another PhD in Biological Anthropology, with specialization in Craniofacial Biology, at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He has been involved, and often consulted for his expertise in forensic and human identification cases in Europe, South America, Middle East, Asia, Australia, and the Philippines. During his free time, he reads Friedrich Nietzsche books and plays Cole Porter tunes on the piano in hotel lounges.


Taduran RJO, Ranjitkar S, Hughes T, Townsend G, Brook AH. (2018). Two complex adaptive systems in human development: further studies of dental and fingerprint parameters. International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics 13 (1), 93-100.

Taduran RJO, Ishimura RB, Rosario MRN, Brook AH, Townsend GC. (2017). Sex variation in fingerprint ridge counts in Filipinos. European Journal of Forensic Sciences, 4(3), 1-6.

Taduran RJO, Tan ML, Townsend GC. (2017). Different methods for estimating height in a Filipino sample: forensic implications. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 49(1), 59-68.

Taduran RJO, Ranjitkar S, Hughes T, Townsend G, Brook AH. (2016). Complex systems in human development: sexual dimorphism in teeth and fingerprints of Australian twins. International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics 11(4), 676-685.

Taduran RJO, Tadeo AKV, Escalona NAC, Townsend GC. (2016). Sex determination from fingerprint ridge density and white line counts in Filipinos. HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology, 67(2), 163-171.

Taduran, RJO. (2012). Mukha mo: a premilinary study on Filipino facial expressions. Social Science Diliman, 8(2), 67-94.

Taduran, RJO. (2012). Sex determination from maxillary and mandibular canines of the Filipino population. In Townsend, G., Kanazawa, E., Takayama, H., (Eds.) New Directions in Dental Anthropology: Paradigms, Methodologies and Outcomes (pp. 81-91). South Australia: University of Adelaide Press.