As a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Dr. Eng dedicates 80% of her time to her Neurorehabilitation Research Program. She is co-Director of the Centre for Aging SMART, and Director of the Rehabilitation Research Program. She has clinical training in physical therapy and occupational therapy, as well as training in biomedical engineering. She has received many awards for her contributions, including recipient of a Jonas Salk Award for lifelong contributions to alleviate physical disability, inductee as a Fellow by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the Université Laval.
Her research develops innovative and effective rehabilitation interventions to improve functional abilities in people with neurological conditions, such as stroke and spinal cord injury, as well as in older adults. She works both from the GF Strong Rehab Centre and the Centre for Aging SMART site. Her research focuses on clinical trials to develop new treatments to improve recovery. She is the co-lead of the CanStroke Recovery Trials Platform which aims to operate high-impact, pan-Canadian trials of the highest priority to improve stroke recovery. Her trainees have had backgrounds in physical therapy, occupational therapy, engineering, nursing, medicine, kinesiology, psychology or science. Her trainees recently completed a 3-province trial to improve walking in severe stroke using a robotic exoskeleton; a 6-site trial to improve walking after stroke using a structured program informed by commercial wearable; sensors and a 3-site trial to improve self-management after stroke through a telehealth program.