MB BCh BAO Belfast 1927, MD 1930; MRCPI 1930; DOMS Eng 1932.
After qualifying at Queen's University Belfast, Faulkner held junior positions at Sheffield Royal Hospital, Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He was later appointed ophthalmic surgeon at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, and honorary ophthalmic surgeon at Stockport Infirmary and Ashton-under-Lyne District Infirmary. Faulkner was a member of the North of England Ophthalmic Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He was married to Florence Faulkner (see above).