Meet our Team

Managing Director of Pharmacovigilance

David Hukin

Our Head of Pharmacovigilance has a PhD in Cell Physiology and Biophysics and 15 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with more than 14 years working in the Pharmacovigilance sector. David has worked in small, medium-size and large specialty pharma/biotech companies and has gained pre- and post-marketing experience in a range of therapeutic areas including gastroenterology, hepatology, neurology, oncology and psychiatric conditions as well as advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) and orphan drug indication products for rare diseases.

Pharmacovigilance Manager

Anand Kunchanur

Our Pharmacovigilance Manager, Anand Kunchanur, has a Masters in Pharmacy Practice and over 11 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with more than 10 years working in the pharmacovigilance sector. Anand has worked in small, medium-size and large specialty CROs/Pharma companies and has gained pre- and post-marketing experience in a range of therapeutic areas including oncology, psychiatry, neurology, consumer health, women’s health as well as handling legal cases. He also has expertise in handling Pharmacovigilance aggregate reports including PSURs and DSURs, legal cases and medical safety evaluations for inclusion into annual product review/product quality reviews.

Pharmacovigilance Training and Quality Manager

Jane Austin

Our Pharmacovigilance Training and Quality Manager, Jane Austin, trained as a Registered General Nurse before starting a career in PV in 1999. She has 17 years experience working for a large pharmaceutical/biotech company and has been at QVigilance for 2 years. She has gained both pre and post-marketing experience in a range of therapeutic areas, including oncology, autoimmune diseases, virology, neurology and psychiatric conditions, including biologics and biosimilar medicinal products. She has extensive experience in all aspects of case processing, including literature review and assessment for both Individual Case Safety Reports and periodic reports. Her technical experience includes working with both ARISg and Argus safety database systems.

Pharmacovigilance Project Manager

Esther Poole

Our Senior Pharmacovigilance Scientist, Esther Poole, has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and a particular interest in clinical drug development and oncology indications. Esther worked in various roles in Clinical Operations and Medical Writing teams, before specialising in Pharmacovigilance for the past 4 years. Esther has experience of acting as safety lead on early phase oncology clinical trials and ATIMP studies, including GD2 CAR T-cell therapies; as well as setting up, managing and acting as Deputy EU QPPV for an orphan drug post-authorisation project. As part of her current role at QVigilance, her responsibilities include PV business development activities, acting as an Argus safety database console user, and overseeing regulatory intelligence.

Business Development Executive

Abigail Taylor

Our Business development executive, Abigail joined QVigilance early September 2018. Her background with over 4 years’ experience within sales and account management sits within working with large accounts across media and advertising corporations. Previous to this she graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in International Marketing.
Abigail is responsible for ensuring our clients are provided with all the support and information required, in order to ensure our customer’s needs are met.

Medical Advisor

Joy Chukwujindu

Joy has more than 20 years experience in Drug Safety Physician roles. Joy is medically qualified. She is a UK GMC Registered Physician with Licence to Practice. She has UK Specialist Accreditation in Pharmaceutical Medicine and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians. Her skills encompass all aspects of global drug safety from Phase I to Post-marketing including Signal management process and procedures; Safety databases - ARISg, ARGUS, BaseCon, In-house databases; Supporting filing for new indications; Writing and reviewing CTD and RMPs; Responding to Regulatory Authority queries during filing activities; Attending meetings with Regulatory Authorities; EU Pharmacovigilance regulations; EU QPPV; MedDRA coding; Defining MedDRA Baskets for cumulative reviews; PSURs, PBRERs, DSURs, ICSRs medical reviews; Safety in clinical trials; Post-marketing safety; PASS; Compiling/reviewing safety sections CDS/SPC/IB in line with Regulatory Guidance.

Quality Assurance Manager

Randip Sanghera

Our QA Manager, Randip Sanghera has over 20 years experience in the CRO and Pharmaceutical Industry. She started out as a CRA and then moved to QA.  

Her responsibilities include: ensuring quality via the internal and external audit program; consulting with all staff on the regulatory requirements and quality issues; assisting in the maintenance of the Quality Management System of QVigilance; managing and hosting clients audits and regulatory inspections (GCP/GMP and FDA inspections); identifying quality improvements in GxP activities.

Senior Medical Writer

Angela Hart

Angela is a Senior Medical Writer with over 18 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Angela has worked for a variety of companies, including CROs, a small pharmaceutical company and a medical communications agency. Angela has worked across all phases of clinical development and has experience in a range of therapeutic areas including allergy, cardiology, immune system disorders, infectious diseases, neurology, oncology, and ophthalmology as well as orphan drug indication products for rare diseases. Angela is experienced in preparing a wide range of regulatory documents as well as pharmacovigilance documents such as Development Safety Update Reports, Periodic Safety Update Reports and safety narratives. Angela is also experienced in performing literature searches and reviews.

HR Manager

Justyna Misiura

Justyna has nearly 20 years of professional managerial experience in human resources, administration and finance area, gained in finance and clinical sector.

She received MBA title from the University of Central Lancashire in 2005. In 2017 she completed post-graduate studies in Human Resources Management at Leon Kozminski University.

She sees Human Resources department function as organisation agile business partner who is responsible for initiating changes and helping the organisation in further growth and development. 

IT Service Manager

Vimal Xavier

Vimal Xavier joined QVigilance in 2017 to accept overall responsibility for global IT service desk and support. Vimal has over 15 years’ experience of IT Support and management within CRO and IT sectors and is also certified in ITIL and Microsoft solutions (MCP).

Marketing Executive

Valerio Calvanese

Our Marketing Executive, Valerio Calvanese, joined QVigilance straight after his Master degree in Marketing at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge (UK). Prior to his marketing studies, he graduated with a Bachelor degree in Business Economics at the University Federico II, Naples (IT). Valerio is responsible for QVigilance marketing campaigns and the communications, activities and events to ensure the QVigilance message is clear and customer experience respects the company values.


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