Mike Daube Tobacco Control and Public Health Collection
Professor Mike Daube has been a leader in tobacco control and public health advocacy for over four decades.The Daube collection is a significant collection of published and unpublished material relating to public health policy in the United Kingdom, Australia and internationally.
Professor Mike Daube was born in 1948 and spent his early life in Cambridge, before taking a degree at Reading University. In 1973 he commenced working with Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) followed by a position in Health Education at the University of Edinburgh. While in Edinburgh he was invited to join the Executive Committee of Scottish Committee Action on Smoking and Health (Scottish ASH).
He moved to Western Australia in 1984 to lead the Health Promotion and Education unit at the Department of Health. In 2001 he was appointed as the first Director General of the Department of Health in Western Australia.
In 2005 he commenced as Professor of Health Policy Curtin University where he later became Director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute and the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth.
Professor Daube was appointed by Minister for Health Nicola Roxon to the Preventative Health Taskforce, established in 2008. In response to recommendations of the taskforce, in November 2011 Australia became the first country in the world to pass into law rules on the plain packaging of tobacco products.
Professor Daube was named the West Australian of the Year 2018-2019. In 2018 he was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor by Curtin University.
About the Collection
The Collection was donated to the University Library by Professor Daube in September 2015.
The records comprise documents gathered by Professor Daube while working on tobacco control and public health advocacy campaigns in the United Kingdom, Australia and internationally.
Significant in the collection is a quantity of research material relating to the development of tobacco control legislation in Western Australia. The research outputs of The National Centre for Research into Prevention of Drug Abuse at Curtin University are also strongly represented.
The collection also contains examples of public health advocacy promotion materials in languages other than English.
Along with his collection of papers, Professor Daube donated a library of approximately 400 books, booklets and periodicals which can be found on the Curtin University Library catalogue .
The collection is available on request at the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library.