Dr. Andy Connor

Green Nephrology Fellow 2009-10

In 2009, Andy became the first ever Sustainable Specialties Fellow, when he completed a one-year programme working with CSH, the Renal Association and other partners on sustainability of kidney care.

Andy founded the Green Nephrology network and recruited staff representatives in 80% of kidney units, carried out a national survey, published four detailed case studies of sustainable practice and undertook pioneering research into the carbon footprint of haemodialysis as part of his MD at Warwick University.

Since the Fellowship, Andy has continued to publish on carbon footprinting and sustainability in healthcare, remains the Sustainability Lead for the Renal Association, and is currently leading a project to develop a green unit guide with the Green Nephrology network.