Jono Drew

Jono Drew is a final year medical student at the University of Otago in Dunedin.

He completed a BMedSc(Hons) in 2017 within the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, under the supervision of steering committee members Dr. Alex Macmillan and Dr. Cristina Cleghorn. His thesis quantified the greenhouse gas emissions associated with various foods and dietary patterns in the New Zealand context.  

Jono also has a strong interest in health system sustainability and collaborates with a team of researchers based at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. His current research focus involves the compilation of the first global database of environmental impact assessments within health-care settings.


  • 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