Martin Johnston

BSc Environmental Management and Planning 2011

As Sustainability Manager for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Martin drives the change and improvement agenda for sustainability and climate change to ensure delivery of the outcomes aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

He has progressed to a lead for a new department responsible for multiple strategic work streams, as sustainability has risen further and further up the corporate agenda due to the impending COP26 summit in Glasgow this year and government policy and targets of being Net Zero by 2045. This will be one of the biggest challenges the NHS will face in the next decade as the process begins to decarbonise the health service and maintain effective primary and secondary care, and meeting Scottish Government targets.

Martin says: “I am genuinely taken aback at being presented with this award and would like to thank my colleagues past and present, friends and family for their support and guidance in my career to date. I would also like to thank my sponsor for this award within NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, who has been crucial in supporting the changes we are making to tackle climate change. Finally, I would also like to thank the University for equipping me academically which has helped me to get where I am today.”