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  • Weait, M. (2007) Intimacy and Responsibility: the Criminalisation of HIV Transmission, Abingdon: Routledge-Cavendish.

Chapters in books

  • Weait, Matthew. (2013) 'The United Kingdom: the right to health in the context of a Nationalised Health Service'. In: Zuniga, J.M. and Marks, S.P. and Gostin, L.O. (eds.) Advancing the Human Right to Health. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199661619.
  • Weait, M., and Scott Burris. (2013) ’Criminalization and the moral responsibility for sexual transmission of HIV’, Cardiff Studies in Ethics, Law and Society Volume 5 edited by Nicky Priaulx and Anthony Wrigley. pp 133-152. Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Weait, M. (2012) ‘Criminal law: teaching criminal law from a trial perspective’ pp 161-182 in Hunter, C. (ed.) Integrating Socio-Legal Studies into the Law Curriculum, Basingstoke; Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Weait, M. (2007) 'Sado-masochism and the law', in Langdridge, D. and Barker, M. (eds) Safe, Sane and Consensual, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Weait, M. (2007) 'On Being Responsible', in Munro, V. and Stychin, C.F. (eds) Law and Sexuality: Feminist Engagements, Abingdon: Routledge-Cavendish, pp 19-50


  • Weait, M. (2013) 'Unsafe law: health, rights and the legal response to HIV', International Journal of Law in Context 9(4): 535-564.
  • Weait, M. (with Rodger, A., Phillips, A. Bruun, T., Vernazza, P., Collins, S. Estrada, V., Van Lunzen, J., Corbelli, G.M. and Lundgren, J.) (2012) ‘Partners of people on ART - a New Evaluation of the Risks (The PARTNER study): design and methods’, BMC Public Health 2012, 12:296.
  • Weait, M. (with Catherine Dodds and Adam Bourne) ‘Responses to criminal prosecutions for HIV transmission among gay men with HIV in England and Wales’, Reproductive Health Matters (2009); 17(34):135–145
  • Weait, M. (with Jeffrey V. Lazarus, Nadja Curth, Srdan Matic), ‘HIV-related travel restrictions in the European Region’, Journal of the International AIDS Society (2009)
  • Bernard, E., Geretti, A-M, van Damme, A., Azad, Y. and Weait, M. (2007) 'The use of phylogenetic analysis as evidence in criminal investigation of HIV transmission', London: National AIDS Trust/National AIDS Manual (February 2007).
  • Bernard, E., Geretti, A-M, van Damme, A., Azad, Y. and Weait, M. (2007) 'HIV forensics: pitfalls and acceptable standards in the use of phylogenetic analysis as evidence in criminal linvestigations of HIV transmission', HIV Medicine, 8, 382–387.
  • Weait, M. and Azad, Y. (2005) 'The Criminalization of HIV Transmission in England and Wales: Questions of Law and Policy', HIV/AIDS Policy and Law Review, 10(2): 1-12.
  • Weait, M. (2005) 'Knowledge, Autonomy and Consent: R v Konzani', Criminal Law Review, October: 763-772.
  • Weait, M. (2005) 'Harm, Consent and the Limits of Privacy', Feminist Legal Studies, 13: 97-122
  • Weait, M. (2005) 'Criminal Law and the Sexual Transmission of HIV: R v Dica', Modern Law Review 68(1): 121-134
  • Lester, A. and Weait, M. (2003) 'The Use of Ministerial Powers without Parliamentary Authority: the Ram Doctrine', Public Law, Autumn: 415-428
  • Weait, M. (2001) 'Taking the Blame: Criminal Law, Social Responsibility and the Sexual Transmission of HIV', Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 23(1): 441-457

Conference papers and invited lectures

  • 'The Diseased Body of Law' (University of Exeter, May 2009)
  • 'Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Hepatitis B' (International Perspectives on Hepatology Conference, Amsterdam, July 2009)
  • 'HIV, Law and Vulnerable Populations' (Inter-Parliamentary Union, Athens, September 2009)

Other publications

  • (2012/13) Monument Trust - (co-investigator with Dr Catherine Dodds, Sigma Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine): Keeping Confidence: HIV and the Criminal Law from Service Provider Perspectives (Report Launch 6/3/2013):
  • Weait, M. (2009) ‘Criminal Liability for Sexually Transmitted infections’, Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, Vol. 173, pp. 45-47
  • Dodds, C., Weatherburn, P., Bourne, A., Hammond, G., Weait, M., Hickson, F., Reid, D., Jessup, K. (2009) Sexually Charged: the Views of Gay and Bisexual men on Criminal Prosecution for Sexual HIV Transmission (London: Sigma Research).


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