Dr Raeside is a medical doctor and specialist psychiatrist, having graduated and trained in Adelaide. Currently he works as a forensic psychiatrist, based at James Nash House, the psychiatric inpatient unit for the South Australian Forensic Mental Health Service. with major responsibility for providing psychiatric services to mentally impaired offenders and the courts. He also conducts criminal assessments for courts, defence, and prosecution. He has conducted research on post-traumatic stress disorder in women prisoners, as well as in perpetrators of violent crime.
Prior to undertaking psychiatric specialist training Dr Raeside served as a medical officer in the Australian Army. Until 2013 he served in the Army Reserve as a consultant psychiatrist at the rank of Major.
His interests and hobbies involve spending time with family, reading history and geopolitics, hearing and sharing a good joke, and active involvement as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Most recently, from 2015-2017 he took a two year leave of absence from medico-legal psychiatric practice and with his wife served in South America as volunteer senior missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, providing mental health care and support (see What I Believe).