Dr Stephen Rainey is a research fellow in the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. He is a working in the Horizon2020-funded project BrainCom which is developing therapeutic brain-computer interfaces that will enable communication for users with debilitating speech conditions. Dr Rainey studied philosophy in Queen's University Belfast and obtained his PhD in 2008 with a thesis on rationality. He has taught a range of philosophical topics, and worked on a number of European Commission-funded research projects. These have included work on ethics, emerging technologies, and governance. He contributes to European Commission ethical and scientific evaluation panels for the funding of research projects. These have included proposals for ERC and Marie-Curie grants. Stephen has research interests in the philosophy of language, rationality, governance, and artificial intelligence.