Dr Abt has a number of research interests:
1. The use of consumer wearable technology for measuring physical activity. Current projects include the validity of the Apple Watch for measuring moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and the relationship between walking cadence (intensity) and MVPA. Dr Abt leads the Personal Technologies research group at the University of Hull (https://www.hull.ac.uk/work-with-us/research/groups/personal-technologies.aspx).
2. The physiology of team sports. Current projects include a number of PhD and MSc studentships in collaboration with Hull City FC.
3. Occupational physiology. Current projects include those on offshore wind turbine technician health and the physiology of firefighting.
Dr Abt welcomes PhD/MSc applications in the areas of:
1. Wearable technology - using consumer wearable technology (such as the Apple Watch) to monitor physical activity and health.
2. Sport physiology - various aspects of team sport physiology including the monitoring of training load and virtual reality.
1. Ibrahim Akubat (PhD, 2013)
2. Will Evans (PhD, 2017)
3. Dan Weaving (PhD, 2017)
4. James Bray (PhD, 2018)
5. Gallin Montgomery (PhD, 2018)
6. Alaa Khushhal (PhD, 2019)
7. Nikki Simpson (PhD, 2019)
Current PhD supervisions
1. Ashley Warner - The effect of heart rate and cadence-guided walking on measures of physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness.
2. Aimee Evans - Examining player recovery kinetics in professional football.
3. Ben Greenhough - The efficacy of virtual reality training in professional football.
4. Buse Apel - The effectiveness of physical activity for alcohol addiction reduction.
5. Lady Akwa - The effectiveness of physical activity for alcohol addiction reduction.
6. Richard Horlock - Are coaching behaviours matched with coaching plans?
7. Andy Lee - Physiological and psychological aspects of firefighter water rescue.