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.