Anita Handa-Corrigan

Anita Handa-Corrigan

Retired lecturer and research group lead in animal cell technology for vaccine, antibodies and artificial organ systems. Founder of educational environmental web

Location England



  • who funds the robotic development?
    Are the robots manufactured for sale in uk and overseas? if so then UN and rest of world has no excuse not to use them to study and stem oceanic destruction

  • Every stressor carefully considered within the context of geochemical, physical and ecological destruction

  • DECADE 2030 aims to mobilise, inspire, educate, and reframe the way people think in order to restore and protect the oceans. In doing so, people need to understand that 80% of pollution in the ocean is from the land.

  • Biofouling is common in all systems where biological molecules adsorb onto surfaces. The nex generation of robots should have surface coatings, or use materials that do not adsorb bio molecules. There is much done in biotechnology and medical prosthetics and drug delivery systems where biofouling is a problem, and tackled by surface chemistry applications.

  • It’s an eye opener for me to see the sophisticated investigations that robots can undertake. It is not realised by the general public that so much autonomous robotic research has been underway.

  • I do feel rather frustrated when I read and hear about the 17 sustainable goals but not clear definition of how to achieve them. It’s time to clearly spell out the ways forward in practice!

  • A very knowledgeable and experienced group of mentors. Hope to meet a couple of them during my visit to Kenya and Tanzania. I hope some will agree to contribute to my website for youth education which is free to the whole world.

  • Looking forward to learning about our oceans. I have recently started my own educational website and invested in various books on phytoplankton and oceanography in Oder to teach young people about the importance of improving carbon capture and food resilience in the oceans. My website is

  • Sahara dust impacting on solar panels, seasonal and geographic variation of phytoplankton and considerations of water mixing on nutrients. I have never considered these factors before. I am going at snail pace S reading the book. Chapters, as attached herein.

  • Hoping to retire to my homeland, Kenya and hence to take part in ocean eco project

  • I have been shocked by the state of pollution, pH and temperature changes of the oceans. Keen to understand ad differentiate between plate techtonics and climate related phenomena.

  • The pandemic and restricted labour from EU now requires a radical transformation of farming in the U.K. so that we can continue to have a large variety of fruits and vegetables that were otherwise imported from warmer climate countries. I believe that hydoponics and large scale controlled environments will become the future once latest low carbon energy...

  • I thinks it’s fantastic how smart climate agriculture has been generated in Tanzania. It maintains a balanced, non destructive ecological food production system.

  • Organic and semi conservation agriculture is very much on the increase by small farmers who live around Surrey in U.K. our soil is largely clay and can hold much water. However in recent years, the weather has become warmer and relatively drier, with unexpected periods of cold/rainy extremes which are detrimental to newly sown plants. This area is relatively...

  • I am against genetically modified food where the protein it delivers is anti microbial or a pesticide. This can cause serious long term problems with respect to resistant pests or herbs. As far as producing a protein for human consumption, a protein is a protein biochemically. So it should not be a problem. The real issue is one of monoculture and spread of...

  • In the area of U.K. where I live, the soil is largely clay which has a tedency to get waterlogged. That means a no tillage, crop cover practice will increase water hold up. In my own experience, combining the clay soil with compost and sand helps to improve the soil properties and drainage . This is an expensive process on a large agriculture but for those...

  • I have learnt so much from this session on conservation agriculture. But sad that it may not work for clay soils in the farms near me

  • Today I saw the worst tilled land, farmland after farmland. I really understood how conservation agriculture would help these farmers.

  • The U.K. has left Europe. There is a chrinic shortage of agro-labour, and increased flash flooding/frosty climatic episodes which impact n productivity. Although diverse fruit and veg were available from colonies, their import is drastcallybreduced due to carona. So it is tie for U.K. to install aero and hydroponics into order to increase production of fresh...

  • The risks of losing sight of helping the small farmers and poorer people are huge in Africa. Multinationals, alternative biofuel seekers and politically corrupt middle men will drive the system out of good agromanagement.

  • It worries me that there is shift from one type of monocultivation to another. This will lead to poor soil quality and long term deterioration of the land.

  • It is important to develop hedgerows and small forests alongside the cultivated land to improve soil quality and biodiversity. That will improve soil quality and humus

  • I am really wanting to learn about conservative techniques. At the moment I am at an ECo site in East Sussex. But as we venture a few hundred yards there is coppicing of the forest. Clay tilled, dry land. No hedgerows and consideration in alternative farming techniques. Very sad.

  • Excellent practical ideas and social commitments for setting up sustainability rules.

  • The reviewer of my assignment has not identified the exact problem with my submission which is very much based on the conduct in industry at the moment. I am on a learning curve here. In order to progress on this very specific single example that I have chosen I would appreciate any feedback from the organisers as to how I should have approached this problem...

  • Excellent glossary. Questions needed a bit of thought and recap, especially modelling

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  • UK..
    Brexit has resulted in a huge reduction in labour from Eastern European countries. Hence farming and crop production in post Brexit UK depends on the British to take up agricultural jobs. So
    High climate risk+ low availability of agricultural staff will result in low food availability and malnutrition / poverty. And the best scinario would be low...

  • excellent strategies after identifying risks but it does not show whether the political support is effective

  • this approach is purely qualitative but it is useful as it forces one to think of plausible scenarios

  • here is a huge push to new greener technology by the big boys such as Bill Gates and Elon musk. Their agenda is purely to profit through new technology,
    this is already resulting in more pollution due to disposal of old techology, scarification of land in the hunt for lithium. The above sensible models and changes at grass routes are being ignored, seen...

  • simple box plots to understand the effects of climate change. I am very confused about the figures of RCP2.6 and 8.5. Not really understood the significances of these values.

  • it will be interesting to see a working model, especially with respect to the effect of the climate on biodiversity

  • All mathematical models have assumptions and parameters which are not included. The more variables are included, the more likely the historical data will fit the model, and vice versa. If the correlation between the maths and real time data fits well, predictions can be carried out with greater confidence. However no model is perfect, for example if there a...

  • Thank you. I am ill with systemic lupus, not sure whether I can help but sure will try.

  • Brexit and Covid 19 are having a huge impact on demand for food in UK. Fresh fruit and veg prices of imported foods gone up, threats of foods incoming from USA which will be cheaper and interfered with via novel bioengineering techniques. In. Aan abundant supply of food the population becomes increasingly obese and carrying multiple comobidities which make...

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  • fabulous course. i found that a couple of questions at the end were rather ambiguous and misunderstood what was needed. what can i do to get a certificate as I scored high overall. i am disabled and chronically ill, had to rush last part due to ill health. can you set me a new test?

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  • It is going to be a huge problem in trying to convince biotech and big pharma to look intothei practices . There are horrendous political and economic games, profit over humanity. But I am willing to take the bull by the horns thank you for the inspiration.

  • Education and challenging the big boys and billionaire who do not reign in their activities. Those who profess sustainability, eg Bill gates, do it themselves practice what they preach. Just plugging for new technologies that are making them even richer, and farming projects using recombinant DNAplants. Bad and dangerous practices which must be challenged.

  • I am totally against over burdening our economies with new technologies. Whilst this may be good for stronger economies, the new technologies lead to immense waste from the old, and they themselves have huge problems in securing minerals for batteries etc. Eg lithium batteries of Elon musk for large solar panels : the environmental damage is unaccountable!!

  • It’s good to see ICRC setting standards in individual countries. The messages will trickle down to others via their workers on site.

  • I have leant so much about the issues related to world dynamics and difficulties in implementing good practices. Mountains to climb !!

  • There needs to be a worldwide effort to start enormous plantation and irrigation schemes. NATO and the military forces now need to be in Agrosecurity: war zones turned into ecosystems. Countries must be banned supplying arms to all parties concerned. The superpowers need to come down to earth.

  • Thank you for the calculations. I had not heard of Kelvin as a measure of luminescence. Very interesting. How are these different types of bulbs disposed off.

  • Lithium recovery from land causes huge environmental damage. Hydro plants more favourable near coast and rivers.

  • I believe that early green regeneration of the land as well as water management will enhance long term sustainabilty of water and avoid further desertification

  • This was a huge learning curve for me. Having seen the arid, poverty stricken Gaza from a lush green neighbour was heart breaking. It is heartening to see the improvement in water and sanitation. I believe more needs to be done.

  • Picked up lots of small points that I would not have considered. And learning the correct language for expressing the various analyses

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  • In pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries there is good in-house housekeeping and adherence to GMP, GLP and HSE rules. But there is little that I can see with respect to social and environmental considerations, other than a lip service, especially when their manufacturing plants and drug testing are set up in poorer nations.

  • The energy costs and pollution, environmental damage caused by mining and extracting iron for stainless steel, and aluminium are huge. We're these not accounted for?

  • I feel that the examples so far are not the most complex ones but give a very good idea to me how to start with many basic everyday procedures . I have taught about LCA in use of calcium carbonate and cement. Also mining of ores which results in an horrendous scarring of ecosystems and earth.

  • I have really never thought of the impact of humanitarian services.. Its almost on the scale of military operations moving into a country. The threat of resistant microbial populations, is on par with general problems of biowarfare and pandemic induced by mutating microbes..

  • Thank you..hopefully new beginnings.

  • I believe achieving peace, justice and stamping out corruption are the greatest goals. The Modi government of India is demonstrating to the world how corruption had been starkly linked to poverty and lack of development. He has taken harsh measures to contain this, and to progress dramatically in technology to become one of the most powerful countries in the...

  • Corruption at local and government levels walk hand in hand with poverty. During a disaster, little relief is obtained from within the system, and there must be humongous political hurdles to overcome to implement disaster relief before sustainabilty can be tackled.

  • The setting up of green tech labs and implementing solar technology etc costs money. Where do these funds come from?

  • How about biodegradation of the human waste for energy reduction, ie methane?

  • It’s really admirable in the way that the issues have been systematically revealed. I can now see the goals that need to be addressed, I am a complete novice to this problem .

  • These are good measures. I look forward to learning how these are implemented, monitored and costed for on a larger scale. I can imagine that there is a lot of resistance at the govt and local levels

  • So, I would like to make suggestions to friends and colleagues who are involved in large construction projects in Africa to adopt sustainability in their design because I am passionate about preserving ecosystems, especially the green areas Surrey and the surrounding areas of Nairobi. I was not sure about how even to start interacting in these two, diverse...

  • I was previously involved I running large scale industrial processes using animal cells in culture, I moved towards process intensification in order to implement cheaper, more efficient bioreactors that are amenable for vaccine and human protein production. It was an uphill battle to maintain environmental factors into consideration. I am happy to say that the...

  • The Do No Harm framework is really good. I had no idea it existed. I can now see how important it is to keep one's objectives and intrusions neutral, to conduct behaviour that does not further inflame the situation..

  • I feel that the indigenous people who have lost their land and the strength to fight off multinationals and rogues alike now deserve to educate us on sustainability. For it through decades and generations that such people have gained the knowledge to preserve and sustain. I would like to be a respectful learner with such people, and be a helper in fending off...

  • Hi I am a retired biochemical engineer researcher and university lecturer. I have always been interested in sustainability, introduced novel concepts in the early 1900s on promoting alternative technologies which reduced use of animals, energy and nutrients through process intensification for producing products like vaccines and antibodies for diagnostics and...

  • This sounds like a formidable task force. I would definitely want to be involved but maybe my age, 62 years and a couple of health indicators may bar me from getting fully engaged

  • Hello, just joined today. I am a retired biochemical engineer, university lecturer and research lead in animal cell biotechnology. I am keen to get involved as a volunteer in sustainability projects in Kenya, my country of birth. I am very keen to meet people involved in sustainability projects around the world.