Dr Mark Heath
Mark is a technology specialist and author, having over 30 years of experience in the telecoms industry. He started his career in research and development at BT’s Adastral Park. He then went on to strategy and business development roles in O2 and Nokia. He co-founded telecoms consultancy Unwired Insight. He also co-authored over 40 reports assessing the commercial impact of emerging technologies, published by Analysys Mason.
In his spare time, Mark founded the Increase Broadband Speed website to help people improve their broadband speeds. The site has been visited by millions of people worldwide, with more than a quadrupling in the number of visitors in the past year.
As a technology and broadband enthusiast, he has supported Connecting Cambridgeshire for many years with the roll-out of broadband across the county. Mark was awarded a volunteering award from the UK Prime Minister for his work on community broadband.
Having developed his own websites over many years, Mark has expertise in web development, search engine optimisation and pay-per-click advertising. Mark helps commercial and not-for-profit organisations develop their online presence; he has revenue-sharing partnerships with businesses across Cambridgeshire.
Mark has enjoyed photography for many years and you can view his Photo Gallery. He supports his local youth theatre group Spotlight Productions, and created its new website to substantially increase funding for the group. He also photographs his local community. He enjoys video and sound recording when time allows. Mark tries to regularly update his blog, which provides information on recent projects and activities.
For photographic and video assignments, Mark is often joined by his daughters Rebecca and Bethany.
Rebecca Heath tries to do as much photography and videography as she can between studying, and enjoys taking photographs of university events.
After graduating from King’s College, Cambridge with an Economics degree in 2019, she undertook an MPhil in Economic Research at Churchill College, Cambridge and was awarded the Møller Masters Scholarship.
In October 2020, Rebecca commenced her Ph.D studies at Cambridge, as part of the Microeconomic Theory Research Group. She is undertaking research involving the mathematical analysis and modelling of online behaviour on social networks. Rebecca has been awarded the three-year Møller Ph.D Scholarship and the Vice-Chancellor’s Award, which is awarded to the 250 highest-ranked students across the University.
Rebecca is part of the Churchill College MCR Committee and writes for student newspapers The Tab and Varsity, and has also written for The Cambridge Student. She recently founded the Churchill Mallard – the new student newspaper of Churchill College.
Other pages you may be interested in:
- Disability Resource Centre ‘At Breaking Point’ by Rebecca Heath (The Tab, Jan 2021)
- The Cambridge Economics Faculty Addresses Challenges and Diversity – Interview of Professor Leorardo Felli by Rebecca Heath
- Rebecca Heath, Churchill College feature on the Møller Masters Scholarship
- Rebecca Heath – Research Page on the Faculty of Economics website
- The Churchill Mallard (Student Newspaper of Churchill College)
- Disabled Access Report: “In short, help is there, but it isn’t enough” by Rebecca Heath (Varsity)
- ‘Cambridge Must Improve Its Mental Heath Support’ by Rebecca Heath (Varsity)
- ‘This is the Year to Take Another Look at the Tripos Gender Attainment Gap’ by Rebecca Heath (The Cambridge Student)
- Rebecca Heath Photography website
Bethany Heath has taken photographs for Spotlight Productions for several years and enjoys photographing a range of subjects while at university.
Bethany is currently studying for a Masters degree in Mathematics (MMath) at Durham University. In October, she commences her Ph.D studies at Christ’s College, Cambridge.
Bethany was awarded a Laidlaw Research and Leadership Scholarship at Durham. As part of this, she has undertaken research on dementia, investigating the link between level of education and the risk of suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Her systematic literature review identified a clear benefit from education, potentially opening the door to the development of brain training applications to reduce the risk of getting the disease.
Bethany sits on the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Durham, and is very keen to encourage more women into maths and science. Bethany is a maths tutor and volunteers at a local Durham school, supporting A-Level Further Maths students.
Supporting Rotary International, Bethany is currently remotely tutoring two orphans in Zambia – Kelvin and Choolwe – through their maths degrees. She does this in the only way possible – using WhatsApp on their mobile phones.
Bethany has recently accepted a fully-funded place at Cambridge University to study for a Ph.D in Biostatistics. Funded by the Medical Research Council, Bethany will be undertaking research on COVID-19, in the University’s School of Medicine. She will commence her studies at Christ’s College in October 2021.
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