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Jono Drew


Jono Drew currently works as a junior doctor at Dunedin Hospital in New Zealand. He completed his medical training, as well as a Bachelor of Medical Sciences with Honours, at the University of Otago in New Zealand. His honours thesis quantified greenhouse gas emissions associated with various foods and dietary patterns in the New Zealand context. In 2020, Jono moved to Halifax with his Canadian partner and spent a year conducting research at Dalhousie University focussing on health system sustainability. His current research interest involves the compilation of the first global database of environmental impact assessments within health-care settings. Jono continues to collaborate on planetary health-related research with academics and clinicians in Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.




·         Health system sustainability

·         Food system sustainability

Relevant publications and theses:

Drew J, Christie SD, Tyedmers P, Smith-Forrester J, Rainham D. Operating in a climate crisis: a state-of-the-science review of life cycle assessment within surgical and anesthetic care. Environmental health perspectives. 2021 Jul 12;129(7):076001.


Drew J, Cleghorn C, Macmillan A, Mizdrak A. Healthy and climate-friendly eating patterns in the New Zealand context. Environmental health perspectives. 2020 Jan 22;128(1):017007.


Drew, J. Healthy & Climate-friendly Eating Patterns for New Zealand (Thesis, Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours). University of Otago. 2018. Retrieved from"

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