Derek Ormerod works as Public Relations Officer for the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing.
Prior to taking this role, he held a number of posts, working principally in the education sector. After serving in the Royal Marines and Nigeria Regiment, he became a maths teacher in a secondary grammar school and then went on to become a college lecturer in educational psychology and research design. He has also worked at a Technical Teacher Training Centre, as a Course Tutor for the Open University and as a head of a Polytechnic Centre for Educational Technology. More recently, he has been a parish councillor and a consultant in open learning systems to BTEC and other organisations.
No stranger to the field of public health, Derek is a member of the Patient and Public Involvement Forum and Critical Friends Group of the Lancashire and Northwest Ambulance Services.