About the agency

EDGE is a medical writing and design agency

Formed in 1999, and led by experienced medical writing and communications professionals Aidan McManus and Elizabeth Rapley, we partner with our clients to create innovative and effective medical communication materials that advance clinical practice.

Our philosophy

EDGE is built on the philosophy that communicating clinical evidence through high-quality medical writing and design, changes clinical practice for the better and brings commercial success for our clients.

Our people

All our writers have PhDs, with strong personal publication records in medicine from academic careers, and subsequently have many years experience in the medical communications business. Our core team brings particular knowledge of a number of medical specialties and therapeutic areas – oncology, haematology, cardiovascular medicine, diabetes, genetics, molecular pathology, immunology, and addiction medicine.

Elizabeth Rapley, PhD

Managing Director

Aidan McManus, PhD

Director & Principal Writer

Sarah Read, PhD

Senior Medical Writer

Ben Dugdale, BA

Design Principal

Lizzie Davison, PhD

Senior Medical Writer

Fiona Thomson

Senior Designer

Medical writing around the clock

Integrated offices in England and Australia allow us to provide around-the-clock writing and design resource for our clients. On many occasions, we have picked up an urgent task and had the materials awaiting review by 9AM the following morning.

I have worked with the EDGE team on a number of HTA. The team are skilled medical writers, knowledgeable, professional and extremely responsive. Their integrated offices in the UK and Australia allow the timelines to be compressed and to address last-minute changes literally overnight. Thank you, EDGE. I look forward to our next project.

HTA Lead, Top 10 Pharmaceutical Company