MB CM Aberdeen 1873, MD 1877.
Skinner was a general practitioner in Harpuhey, Manchester, and medical officer and public vaccinator for Crumpsall District of Prestwich Union. He was also a justice of the peace for Manchester City. Skinner founded the North Manchester Medical Union and was a member of Manchester Medical Society. He was also an honorary life member of the British Red Cross Society. Skinner died on 23 December 1934, aged 83.