Contact Sapphire Milligan


Sapphire completed her Msci at Queen's University Belfast in Food Science and Food Security. During her time there she focused her dissertation on Genetically Modified Foods where she analysed different types of genetic modification methods, legislations surrounding GM foods and consumers perception of GM foods. She also undertook a thesis on the Effect of Bioterrorism on the Food Supply Chain, the focus of this was to look at past attacks to the food supply chain and determine how future attacks could be prevented. 

Throughout her time at Queen's she developed a love of the agricultural industry and so she moved to Cranfield University to undertake a PhD in Environment and Agrifood where she will investigate postharvest quality traits in raspberries. 

Current activities

Sapphire is carrying out her PhD research within Environment and Agrifood, in the School of Water, Energy and the Environment. Her research is focused on a genome-wide association study (GWAS) on an existing raspberry germplasm, to investigate key nutritional traits, and traits linked to fruit post-harvest integrity.