Dr. Shane Costello

Dr Shane Costello is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with special

interests in adolescent and adult learning disorders, ADHD, mental health, and career

development. Shane has an extensive  background working in disability services, aged

and community care, allied health and case management, and in schools. 

In January 2020 Shane came on board as a director of Raise the Bar Psychology,

alongside founder Dr Kate Jacobs and fellow Educational & Developmental Psychologist

Hayley Anthony.


Shane’s teaching and research interests are in psychological assessment and the development

of assessment tools, and he has presented at Australian and international conferences.  Shane

is passionate about supporting the wellbeing and positive development of individuals and

families across the lifespan.


  • Master of Psychology/Doctor of Philopsophy (Educational & Developmental Psychology)

  • Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)


  • Registered member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Area of Practice Endorsement: Educational & Developmental Psychology

  • Psychology Board of Australia registered supervisor under Area of Practice Endorsement

  • Member of the Society for Personality Assessment