Dr Mark Heath
Mark is a telecoms specialist. Following a career in the telecoms industry, he set up the Increase Broadband Speed website to help people improve their broadband speeds, which has been visited by millions of people. He was awarded a volunteering award from the UK Prime Minister for his work on community broadband. For more information, visit the Technology and Broadband Specialist page.
Mark has 17 years of experience in web development, with particular expertise in search engine optimisation, website conversion and pay-per-click advertising. As well as running his own websites, he partners with commercial and not-for-profit organisations to develop their online presence.
Mark has enjoyed photography for many years and you can view his Photo Gallery. He supports his local youth theatre group and photographs his local community. He is increasingly involved in video and sound recording. Mark occasionally writes on his own blog, which provides information on recent projects and activities – for work and for fun.
With photographic and video assignments, Mark is often supported 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, supervised by Dr Edoardo Gallo. 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 newspaper Varsity, and has also written for The Cambridge Student. She recently founded the Churchill Mallard – the new student newspaper of Churchill College.
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Bethany Heath has taken photographs for Spotlight Productions for several years and enjoys photographing a range of subjects while at university. She is currently studying for a Masters degree in Mathematics at Durham University. She 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 EDI (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. Bethany is currently supporting two orphans, Kelvin and Choolwe, in Zambia through their maths degrees. She does this in the only way possible – using WhatsApp on their mobile phones!
Currently in her final year, Bethany is undertaking a project to model Covid-19. Next year, she hopes to undertake a Ph.D in the area of biostatistics – analysing and modelling coronavirus to define the most effective social interventions that can be made to minimise infection and death rates.
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