I have 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 and projects related to maturation and the use of bio-banding in soccer.
3. Statistics in sport and exercise science. I have a keen interest in how statistics are used (and abused) in sport and exercise science, and how statistics are taught in sport and exercise science programmes.
I welcome 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 measurement of training response and wearable technology.
I also supervise postgraduate students in other fields (such as addiction) where there is a focus on physical activity and exercise.
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 efficacy of heart rate and cadence-guided walking for measuring physical activity.
2. Aimee Evans - Examining player recovery kinetics in professional football.
3. Ben Greenhough - The efficacy of virtual reality 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.