The NoSTRA Local Representatives

The aim of NoSTRA is to have a local representative within each trust is the Northern Deanery. This will facilitate project enrolment. The local representatives are made up of a group of keen Foundation Doctors. NoSTRA is eager to recruit more foundation doctors to this role. 

Lucy Grant, Gatehead Representative

Lucy works as a Foundation Doctor in the Northern Deanery

Lydia Newton, Northumberland Representative

Lydia works as a Foundation Doctor in the Northern Deanery

Syed Shumon, Sunderland Representative

A graduate of  Newcastle University and a foundation doctor working at city hospital Sunderland. An aspiring surgeon with a keen interest in research and development.  In my spare time I like to run, cycle, play football and train in Jui-Jitsu.


Twitter: @syed_shumon


Philippa Burnell, Newcastle Representative

I am an F2 Trainee at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust hoping to secure a surgical training post. I developed a strong interest in, and experience of surgical research during my Intercalated Degree, and am looking forward to being part of this Research Collaborative.