Ian Stockley graduated MB ChB from Sheffield University in 1979, undertook orthopaedic training in Sheffield, Manchester and Toronto Canada before being appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with special responsibility for hip surgery at the Northern General Hospital in 1991. His basic surgical training was at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, FRCS (Eng) awarded in 1983.
Orthopaedic Higher Surgical training started in Sheffield the following year and a return across the Pennines came in 1987 when he was appointed as the Sir Harry Platt Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. He was subsequently awarded an MD for his thesis.
Interest in the management of bone loss and infection associated with failed hip and knee replacements and success in being a Sir John Charnley Fellow (1990) led to a one year fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto under Professor Allan Gross. Further fellowships have been undertaken in Holland, Austria and Germany.
Since appointment in 1991, he has pursued his interests in hip and knee Arthroplasty surgery both locally and nationally. His CV has over 80 publications, he is a Trustee of the Cavendish Hip Foundation, Examiner for the Intercollegiate Speciality Board in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Regional Speciality Advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons, Regional Clinical Coordinator for the National Joint Register, Immediate Past President of the British Hip Society and Honorary Professor at Sheffield Hallam University.