David Fisher

PhD student - East Malling

David is a second year PhD student, under the SoCoBio DTP programme, whose current research focuses on understanding and improving the nutritional quality of fruit and vegetable, within the wider context of improving food system sustainability and micronutrient security.

He is particularly interested in the application of stress conditioning as a means of increasing nutrient accumulation in strawberry, as well as subsequent associations between nutritional quality and crop tolerance of pre- and post-harvest stresses.

Research projects

Title: The role of local crops in a nutrition secure and sustainable UK food system: a case of strawberry
Duration: 4 years (Oct 2020- Sept 2024)
Partners: SoCoBio DTP, University of Southampton
Funders/Funding: UKRI/BBSRC