Alison Rapley BSc (Hons), Dip Lib Inf Sci


Alison originally came to medical writing via medical information and, after over 25 years as a medical writer, retired from her position as a senior director of the Medical Writing Group of a large CRO in 2014. She continues to provide freelance training, and consultancy services within the medical writing community and has been a member of Hampshire Research Ethics Committee since 2018. During her career she has been involved in writing and reviewing numerous protocols, clinical study reports, pharmacovigilance reports and other regulatory documents, and had significant experience in managing medical writing projects, from small individual projects to large multinational projects. She has always retained an interest in medical information and has provided training within the company she worked for, and for external clients, and organisations such as the DIA. She joined EMWA at the beginning of her career as a writer and began presenting EMWA workshops in 1999. She served as President of EMWA from May 2016-17 and also served on EMWA’s Professional Development Committee.