John Skinner is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH), and Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics at University College London. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at the RNOH and the Acting Head of the Institute of Musculoskeletal Science.


He has a strong research output from a busy NHS clinical practice (260 publications, 4700 citations). He holds leadership roles both locally and nationally, being an elected member of the Council of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), a member of the Editorial Board of the Bone and Joint Journal and past President of the British Hip Society (BHS) 2014.


He is an active clinician and one of 100 worldwide members of the International Hip Society – by invitation only, based on reputation, performance and contribution to the field. There are 9 other members in the UK.


He co-founded the London Implant Retrieval Centre (LIRC) in 2006 and this has become one of the largest independent orthopaedic implant retrieval centres in the world, having collected 7000 components. The unit is world-renowned, has published 80 papers (> 1000 citations) with more than 200 collaborators worldwide, on the topic of metal on metal bearing hip joints.


He is a keen teacher and lectures annually at the London Hip Course, The Great Debate and the Harvard Arthroplasty Course in Boston, USA. John runs national and international meetings on controversial topics in hip surgery. He also examines for MBBS, BSc, MSc, MD degrees (Imperial), PhD degrees (University of Oxford) and the MCh Orth in Ireland.