Dr. Helen Strike

Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant

Dr. Helen Strike

Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant


Dr Helen is an experienced paediatric intensive care consultant who is currently working in risk management in the Quality and Safety Department. Her training was in the UK with standard UK training at House Officer and Senior House Officer level (Residency) in anaesthesia and paediatrics and neonatology then national training number in paeditaric Intensive care medicine after registrar training at Great Ormond Street and Birmingham Children's Hospital then worked as a consultant on Cardiac Intensive Care at Great Ormond Street Hospital and then as General and Cardiac paediatric intenive care in Southampton. Emigrated to Dubai in 2019 and was Head of Department for Paediatric Intensive Care at Mediclinic City Hospital before moving to Al Jalila in 2021. She has extensive experience in risk management and human factors.

Professional Background

Medical School

1992 - 1997
Queen Mary and Westfield (Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomews Hospital Medical Schools), London, UK


2002 - 2003
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, UK
2005 - 2007
Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, UK


2007 - 2008
ECMO Fellow, Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK

Languages Spoken

  • English

Achievements Career Highlights

  • Adjunct Clinical Professor of Paediatrics, Mohammed Bin Rashid University 2019
  • Several publications in peer reviewed journals (available on Pubmed under my maiden name Helen Rowlands) and a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Paediatric Intensive Care

Research & Publications

  1. Rowlands H, Greenough A. Conservative management of pneumothoraces in newborn infants. Respiratory Therapy Dec 2005/Jan 2006;1(1):41-42.


  2. Rowlands HE, Morris K, Graham C. Human recombinant antibody against Candida. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Oct;25(10):959-60.

  3. Rowlands HE, Westrope C, Hendriksz C, Chakrapani A, Barron D, Bagshaw O. A case of acute papillary muscle rupture in a child with Campylobacter enteritis and citrullinaemia. Intensive Care Med. 2007 Dec;33(12):2214-5. Epub 2007 Oct 20.

  4. Rowlands HE, Morris KP, Management of severe traumatic brain injury in children. Review article. Paediatrics and Child Health 2007;17(3):82-88.


  5. Westrope C, Rowlands H, Morris K, Gupte GL. Fixed dilated pupils and tacrolimus toxicity in paediatric liver transplant patients. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 Aug;15(5):E96-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01298.x. Epub 2010 Feb 11.

  6. Rowlands HE, Goldman AP, Harrington K, Karimova A, Brierley J, Cross N, Skellett S, Peters MJ. Impact of Rapid Leukodepletion on the Outcome of Severe Clinical Pertussis in Young Infants. Paediatrics. 2010 Oct;126(4):e816-27

  7. Hoschtitzky A, Rowlands H, Ilina M, Khambadkone S, Elliott MJ. Single ventricle strategy for Uhl’s anomaly of the right ventricle. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Dec;90(6):2076-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.12.084.

  8. Ved Bhushan Arya, Helen Rowlands, et al Intravenous Etomidate in the management of hypercortisolaemia due to ectopic ACTH producing thymic neuroendocrine tumor. Endocrine Abstracts (Nov 2015) 39 EP8 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.

  9. Nayak P, Morris K, Rowlands HE, McDougall M. PICU videoconferencing as an educational tool for UK paediatric intensive care training. World PICU Congress 2014. RCPCH Meeting 2014. Archives of Disease in Childhood 99(Suppl 1):A116-A117

  10. Rowlands HE, Bagshaw O, Duncan HP. West Midlands Intensive Care Group Research Prize. Research into use of Trans-oesophageal Doppler in paediatric intensive care. 19th march 2007. Oral Presentation 2nd prize.

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

800 AJCH (8002524)
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