Research

As a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Scientist, Dr. Eng dedicates 80% of her time to research. Thus, she spends much of her time working with graduate students.  The purpose of her research program is to develop innovative and effective rehabilitation interventions to improve functional abilities in people with neurological conditions. More effective rehabilitation interventions may be developed based on the knowledge of what characteristics of motor function are altered from disease or aging processes.

Various grant agencies have funded Dr. Eng’s research, including the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), the BC Medical Services Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon, Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada, SCISolutions, and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Some of her current and past projects are described in the subpages of this tab. She has classified them as either clinical trials (treatment interventions), mechanistic (motor control, neural imaging, exercise physiology, epidemiology, muscle physiology, biomechanics) or knowledge translation (systematic reviews, knowledge synthesis, clinical practice guidelines).