Rodney Coleman currently lectures on the theory of statistics in the Mathematics Department at Imperial College London, where he has taught since receiving his PhD from Cambridge University.
His main interest in operational risk is with its quantification, in particular that loss data analysis is based on sound statistical principles and practice. Co-authored with Marcelo Cruz, his was the first published academic paper on applying statistical methods to model loss data for measuring operational risk. In a long association with the Operational Risk Research Forum (ORRF) he has addressed its meetings at BaFin and the New York State Banking Department, as well as in London. He has given presentations at the FSA, the Cass-Capco Risk conference, Oprisk Europe, the Institute of Actuaries Actuarial Teaching and Research Conference, the Actuarial Studies in Non-Life Insurance UK meeting, and widely in academia including universities in Canada, Italy and Korea.
He is a founding fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk, and author of more than 50 publications. Recently he wrote the article on operational risk for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. His book, Operational Risk Assessment, written with Brendon Young, was published in 2009 by Wiley.