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History of Alchemy Medical Writing

Founded in 2018, Alchemy Medical Writing Ltd. is an independent agency co-owned and operated by 3 directors with diverse clinical research and medical writing experience. The team specialises in regulatory writing, medical communications and all aspects of health-related text.

About Lesley

Lesley Taylor, founder and

Lesley gained a PhD in Biomedical Science (Pharmacology) from the University of Aberdeen in 2010, then undertook a postdoctoral research position focussed on characterising novel cancer biomarkers and the pharmacology of cannabis-based compounds. Lesley began medical writing in 2011 and specialises in regulatory writing with expertise in clinical pharmacology.

About Lauren

Lauren Whyte, co-director

Lauren gained a PhD in Medicine and Therapeutics (Molecular Pharmacology) from the University of Aberdeen in 2010, then undertook postdoctoral research positions in the UK and Canada characterising the pharmacological actions of cannabis-based compounds in bone. Lauren began medical writing in 2015, rising to senior medical writer in a global pharmaceutical company in under 3 years. Lauren specialises in regulatory writing with expertise in drug safety.

About Heather

Heather Lauder, co-director

Heather gained a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Cambridge in 1996, and after a short stint as a postdoctoral researcher, then began her career in the pharmaceutical industry as a Clinical Research Associate. Heather began medical writing in 2007 and from 2011 was the head of medical writing at a global pharmaceutical company. Heather has expertise in drug development, PowerPoint and creative writing.


Collectively, our experience in academia and clinical research offers valuable insight into the drug discovery and development process. We have all been actively involved in EU and US regulatory submissions and have written a wide range of clinical documents across many therapeutic areas.

Our expertise can be tailored to suit a variety of media and target audiences.

All of our writers are active members of the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA; www.EMWA.org), and have undertaken numerous training courses.

For more information on the range of services Alchemy Medical Writing Ltd. can offer, please visit our Services page or contact us today

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