Dr Phil Flambas
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Phil Flambas was born in Sydney, Australia in 1953. He was a student at Sydney Boys High and attended the University of NSW medical school, graduating as a doctor in 1978. In his early twenties, he went to Sri Lanka for a few months as a medical student, combined with backpacking through India and Nepal. After graduating medicine, Phil worked as a hospital doctor in England to gain extra qualifications to be a country GP back in Australia. During his time away from Australia, he spent several months backpacking in Morocco, Greece, Turkey and Egypt, where he saw the remains of their ancient cultures first-hand.
After returning to Australia and practicing medicine as a country GP for some years, Phil became interested in the commercialisation of new technologies as a change of career. He returned to Sydney and became the Managing Editor of a long-established medical journal. Realising he needed more knowledge to achieve his goals in technology transfer, he left medical publishing and entered full-time study for a Master of Business Administration from the University of NSW, graduating in 1992. Since then, Phil has worked as a hospital administrator, management consultant and equities analyst, supplemented at times with part-time medical work. Due to family commitments, he returned to full-time medical practice for the past ten years. In his spare time, he has been researching and writing about Plato’s Atlantis story for the past six years.