Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Corbett, Angus

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Angus Corbett, BA LLB, LLM

Contact Mr.  Corbett

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-0174
(215) 923-7583 fax


LLM, University of Wisconsin, Madison
BA LLB, Macquarie University (Australia)

University Appointments

Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research & Practice Interests

Comparative Health Systems
Regulation of Health Systems
Regulation and Enforcement
Patient Safety


Comparative Health Systems


Mr. Angus Corbett's first career was as a lawyer interested in regulation. One area of his research was the impact of malpractice in Australia. The limited effectiveness of malpractice litigation to improve patient safety led him to turn to regulation and organizational behavior to improve patient safety. Mr. Corbett collaborated with members of the Australian Institute of Health Innovations to pursue this line of work. This included a longstanding and ongoing collaboration with the Founding Director of the Australian Institute of Health Innovations. In 2011 Mr. Corbett resigned from the position of Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

In 2012 Mr. Corbett immigrated to Philadelphia for personal reasons and obtained a green card. In 2015 as Research Fellow at the Penn Program on Regulation, he participated in the Regulatory Excellence Project led by Professor Cary Coglianese. In this capacity he contributed a chapter entitled “A Systems Approach to Regulatory Excellence” to a book of essays entitled Achieving Regulatory Excellence. Mr. Corbett is currently working as a consultant on a project at Temple University led by Professor Scott Burris concerning the enforcement of housing codes to improve the safety and quality of low-cost housing.

Mr. Corbett is engaged in a long-term research project on the problem of how to use systems to improve the quality of health care. This project draws on his broader expertise with the question of how to use regulation to work with systems to achieve public policy goals.