Dr Abt has a number of research interests:
1. The physiology of team sports. Current projects include a number of PhD and MSc studentships in collaboration with Hull City FC.
2. 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).
3. Occupational physiology. Current projects include those on offshore wind turbine technician health and the physiology of firefighting.