The Team

Meet the key members of the HTAF team.

Professor Kev Dhaliwal


HTAF Director


Kev Dhaliwal is Professor of Molecular Imaging and Healthcare Technology at the University of Edinburgh and a Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine. He has a passion for developing new technologies for healthcare impact and is the Chief Investigator on six first-in-human trials of optical molecular imaging reagents and devices related to the diagnosis of bacterial infection, inflammation and cancer. Collaborating widely with industry, he is an advocate of the need to work across scientific disciplines and translate physical science research into healthcare.


Mark Chapman


Production Manager


Mark Chapman is the Production Manager of the Investigational Supplies Group. He is also actively involved with assisting in the setting up and commissioning of the new HTAF sterile fill unit.  Mark originally trained as a pharmacist and worked in hospital, community and veterinary pharmacies. He has also engaged in pharmaceutical research and has some 20 years of experience in GMP manufacturing, supporting preclinical development studies through to phase III clinical trials 



Emma Duffy​​

Emma Duffy

Production Manager


Emma Duffy is the Production Manager of the GMP Facility.  



Camila Marcolan


GMP Officer


Camila Marcolan is the GMP Officer of the HTAF.



Charles Lochenie


Translational Chemistry Manager


Charles Lochenie is the Translational Chemistry Manager of the API Manufacturing Laboratory.



Adrian Amores Relea


Quality Assurance Manager


Adrian Amores Relea serves as the Quality Assurance Manager at HTAF, overseeing pharmaceutical quality systems across HTAF sites to ensure compliance with Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency standards. Trained as a chemical engineer, he brings a wealth of experience in the GMP pharmaceutical sector, with expertise spanning analytical and microbiology development from early phases to commercial manufacturing.



Martin Pearson

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Quality Control Manager


Martin Pearson is the HTAF Quality Control (QC) Manager and facility commissioning project lead for the new sterile fill unit. He specialises in developing and managing GMP quality systems for use in the manufacture of sterile medicinal products. 

Before joining the HTAF group in September 2018, Martin worked mainly in the commercial sector, with roles including:

  • Analytical microbiologist in a contract pharmaceutical research laboratory. 
  • QA officer in a commercial-phase sterile vaccine manufacturing company.
  • QA lead for the clinical and histopathology laboratory departments of a large clinical research organization.