Dr Jashelle Caga

Dr Jashelle Caga, Health Psychologist and Post-doctoral Researcher, The University of Sydney.

Jashelle holds a Masters of Health Psychology and a PhD in Medicine. She is a Health Psychologist and Postdoctoral Researcher at the ForeFront MND and FTD Clinic and Frontier FTD Clinic. Combining her specialist training in Health Psychology and research expertise in behavioural medicine, her work in MND and FTD investigates how biological, psychological, and social factors interact to influence health and illness as well as developing interventions designed to optimise health and wellbeing, including treatments to help people cope with illness and/or associated problems.

Forefront Group:

  • BMC ForeFront Neurology Research Group

Affiliate Organisations

USyd Faculty of Medicine and Health, Central Clinical School USyd Brain & Mind Centre

Neurodegeneration of interest:

MND, FTD, Ageing


  • Clinical Health Psychology
  • Medical Psychology
  • Behavioural

Specific Skills:

  • Assessment: Clinical interviewing; behavioural observation; general and disease-specific self-report measures; psychophysiological measures; biological parameters associated with specific diseases.
  • Intervention: health promotion and behavioural interventions provided to individuals, groups and families.
  • Consultation: Consultation with health care team members; participation in multidisciplinary teams; health program planning and development.
  • Evaluation: Use of research methodologies to develop and evaluate health programs.