The Directors

Deryn Bishop BA PGD (Psych) Cert PH

Deryn worked in the alcohol field for over 27 years, as a manager and trainer working in Acute Care, Primary Care and Criminal Justice settings. Deryn held the position of Regional Alcohol Manager for the Department of Health West Midlands where she worked with national and local agencies to promote alcohol harm reduction.

She now works as a Health Behaviour Change Specialist, completing the UCL Behaviour Change summer course in 2014 where she learned to apply the Behaviour Change Wheel and COM-B model to the design and development of behaviour change interventions and also completed training to assess Behaviour Change Techniques. Recently she has worked on adult and family-based weight management programme design and development; auditing MECC in acute care and reviewing and evaluating health behaviour programmes.



She is currently working on the development of a MECC for Back Pain Toolkit in partnership with Keele University as part of a project funded by PHE.

Her past work included the NHS QIPP prevention agenda and delivering brief advice training to staff in Acute Care, Primary Care, Prisons, Probation, Police and Community Pharmacies. She is a named contributor to NICE Commissioning Guidance 2011; co-author of Making Every Contact Count E Learning suite on NHS Local and is a UKPHR assessor for the West Midlands.

Deryn is particularly interested in "evidence into practice" and the implementation of NICE Guidance by Local Authorities as well as health arenas

Deryn was a PDG member for NICE Guidance PH49 Behaviour Change: Individual Approaches; was a member of the expert committee which reviewed PH6 Behaviour Change: Effective Principles

She is a standing committee member of NICE QSAC 3

Dr James Storer MB, ChB, DObsRCOG, MRCGP

Jim worked as a General Practitioner for 35 years.

He has been Vocational Trainer of GPs and a Course Organiser for vocational training.

Jim has taught medical students at Warwick University Medical School. He was one of the first Professional Executive Committee Chairmen in the West Midlands and was a leading member of the local BMA.

Recently he has held responsibility for the performance management of 250 clinicians in an Out Of Hours service. He has also worked front of house in a busy A and E department on a pilot Admissions Diversion scheme. He currently works part time as a Medical Practitioner as well as being an active member of the Training Tree.

The Training Tree are proud to work with associate colleagues with expertise in commissioning and delivering on the Health Lifestyles and Public Health agendas.

Deryn and Jim are both Associates of Improving Health and Wellbeing UK