Janice Eng

Janice Eng, BSR (PT/OT), MSc, PhD


Associate Dean, Funding, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies



Lab Information

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre
4255 Laurel Street
  • PHTH 518: Posture, Movement & Exercise (functional movement module)
  • RHSC 520: Neurorehabilitation


Dr. Eng spends 90% of her time on research activities and directs a large interdisciplinary research team in neurological rehabilitation with several graduate students, post-docs and staff at the Rehab Research Lab, GF Strong Rehab Centre. Her research includes mechanistic studies (movement, muscle, bone, brain imaging, cardiovascular fitness) in people with stroke, spinal cord injury and chronic disease and extends to randomized controlled trials to improve mobility, physical activity, upper and lower limb motor recovery, chronic disease self-management and quality of life. Dr. Eng will supervise MSc, PhD and post-doc students in affiliation with the Graduate Programs of Rehabilitation Sciences, Neuroscience or engineering. Her previous trainees have had backgrounds in physical therapy, occupational therapy, engineering, nursing, medicine, kinesiology, psychology or science.  Trainees interested in working with Dr. Eng should contact her directly.  Her research is currently funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Rick Hansen Institute, and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.


Dr. Eng has published over 160 peer-reviewed publications, predominantly in neurological rehabilitation.

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Other Professional Activities

Professional Recognition

  • Award for Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Faculty, 2010
  • Women of Distinction, YWCA, 2010
  • Jonas Salk Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2009
  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences 2009
  • Senior Scholar, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, 2008-current
  • Scholar, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, 2003-2008
  • New Investigator Award, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, 2003-2008
  • Killam Research Prize, 2006
  • Scholar, BC Health Research Foundation, 1998-2002

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board, Physical Therapy Journal
  • Registered Physical Therapist, College of Physical Therapists of BC