Northern Institute for Cancer Research

Staff Profile

Professor Roderick Skinner

Honorary Professor of Childhood Cancer



  • Consultant in Paediatric and Adolescent Oncology / BMT, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Honorary Professor of Childhood Cancer, Northern Institute of Cancer Research, University of Newcastle


  • BSc (Hons, 2[1]) in Physiology (Birmingham)   1980
  • MB,ChB (Hons) (Birmingham)   1983
  • MRCP (UK) (General Medicine)   1986
  • DCH (London)   1987
  • Ph D (Newcastle)   1995
  • FRCPCH   1997

Leading professional roles

  • Founding member (2008) of Pan-European Network for Care of Survivors after Childhood and Adolescent Cancer (PanCare)
  • Member of Executive Board of PanCare 2008 -
  • Member of Core Group of International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group 2010 -
  • Chair of Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) Supportive Care Group (2003-08)
  • Chair of CCLG / UK Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Group (2008-2012)
  • Current chair of CCLG Late Effects Group (since 2016)

Area of expertise

  • Late effects of childhood cancer / bone marrow transplant
  • Long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors / bone marrow transplant
  • Cancer survivorship


Research interests

Late adverse effects of treatment for childhood / adolescent malignancy and bone marrow transplantation (BMT)

Evidence-based guideline development for surveillance for late adverse effects

Long-term follow-up of childhood / adolescent malignancy / BMT survivors

Survivorship after childhood / adolescent malignancy / BMT

Acute toxicity of treatment for childhood / adolescent malignancy / BMT

Immunisation of children / adolescents with malignancy or after BMT


European Union FP7 programme

Children with Cancer UK

Special Trustees (Newcastle Healthcare Charity)

Children's Cancer Fund