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Dr. Helen Strike

Consultant in Cardiac and Paediatric Intensive Care

Dr. Helen Strike

Consultant in Cardiac and Paediatric Intensive Care


Trained in UK as a doctor and gained Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT UK)in Paediatrics and Paeditric Critical Care Medicine in 2007. I have worked as a consultant in cardiac (and or) paediatric intensive care at the following hospitals: Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, UK, Southampton Children's Hospital, Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai (also Head of Department) Al Jalila Children's Hospital. I have experience in international insurance medicine, risk management, quality and safety and human factors in medicine. I am an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the MBRU.

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
2003 - 2004
Kings College Hospital, UK
2004 - 2005
Kingston General Hospital, UK
2005 - 2007
Birmingham Children's Hospital, UK


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

Work Experience

1999 - 2000
Anaesthesia Senior House Officer, Frimley Park Hospital, UK
2000 - 2000
Anaesthesia and adult intensive care Senior House Officer, St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, 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 HE, Morris K, Graham C. Human recombinant antibody against Candida. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Oct;25(10):959-60.

  2. 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. Pediatrics. 2010 Oct;126(4):e816-27

  3. 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

  4. Rowlands HE, Westrope C, Hendriksz C, Chakrapani A, Barron DJ, 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

  5. 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.

  6. Rowlands HE, Morris KP, Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Children, Review Article, Paediatrics and Child Health 2007:17(3):82-88

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

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

800 AJCH (8002524)
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