Mr Geoffrey Salt was Director of Selling for Waitrose, responsible for 188 shops and 37,000 staff, and a member of the Waitrose Board. He joined Waitrose as a trainee after graduation and moved to the Head Office in 1988. He was an Area Manager and joined the Board in 1999. Mr Salt joined the Board of Directors as a non-executive director of the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust on 1 May 2009.
Mr Salt will be taken on a tour of some of the projects and collaborations funded, or part-funded by the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.
Stops on the tour include a meeting with the BRC Director, Professor Keith Channon and Head of Medical Sciences Division, Professor Alastair Buchan to see the level 7 translational immunology labs. There he will be introduced to theme leaders and researchers including: Professor Paul Klenerman, Dr Katja Simon and Dr Chris Willberg.
This will be followed by a tour of the Acute Vascular Imaging Centre (AVIC), Level 2 with Professor Robin Choudhury. AVIC is is a purpose-designed Clinical Research Centre which contains a fully-equipped interventional angiography suite, functionally conjoined to a 3T MRI scanner by a mechanised rapid transfer system, dedicated to clinical research during the earliest phases of acute coronary syndromes and stroke.
Dr Rick Pullinger and Rob Way will demonstrate the Data Fusion technology they are trialling which monitors patients in the Emergency Department for early signs of deterioration.