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The main theme of Clare Ray’s research and doctoral supervision is the regulation of skeletal muscle blood flow. Her focus has been on the role of the local mediators adenosine and nitric oxide in matching oxygen delivery to oxygen consumption during hypoxia when oxygen delivery is compromised and during exercise when oxygen consumption is increased. More recently, Dr Ray has been interested in the role of reactive oxygen species in the vasodilator responses of skeletal muscle and the influence of adaptive and maladaptive changes induced by chronic hypoxia. She is also involved in research investigating the skeletal muscle vasodilatation evoked by insulin with a focus on the role of nitric oxide and the endothelium as a barrier to insulin action in models of type 2 diabetes.