Malachy Bishop, Ph.D, CRC, is the Norman L. and Barbara M. Berven Professor of Rehabilitation Psychology in the Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 2000-2018 he served as a professor of Rehabilitation Counseling with the University of Kentucky and was Rehabilitation Counseling Doctoral Program Coordinator (2012-2018) and Director of Research for the University of Kentucky’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute (2014-2018). Dr. Bishop’s clinical background includes rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology in physical medicine and rehabilitation and other health care settings. He conducts research in employment and psychosocial aspects of chronic neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and other chronic neurological conditions, and the application of quality of life research to adaptation to chronic illness and disability. Dr. Bishop was an appointed member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Public Health dimensions of the Epilepsies, and served for several years on the Epilepsy Foundation’s National Professional Advisory Board as a consultant on employment and psychosocial aspects of epilepsy. He has served on the Clinical Advisory Committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Kentucky/Southeast Indiana Chapter, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Wellness Workgroup. Dr. Bishop is on the editorial board of several professional rehabilitation journals, and he has authored over 130 articles in professional journals and book chapters in rehabilitation and health care, co-edited 5 books, and made over 60 research and training presentations throughout the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Bishop was the 2020 recipient of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association James F. Garrett Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Research Award, the 2015 George N. Wright Varsity Award, the 2015 National Council on Rehabilitation Education’s Researcher of the Year Award, and the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association’s Research Award.
- Bishop, M., Fraser, R., LI, J., Rumrill, P. D., Burns, M., LaRocca, N., Frain, M., McDaniels, B., & Lee, B. (2019). Life domains that are important to quality of life for people with multiple sclerosis: A population-based qualitative analysis. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 51(1), 67-76.
- Rumrill, P., & Bishop, M. (2019). Multiple sclerosis: A high-incidence immune-mediated disease of the central nervous system [Special Issue]. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 51(1), 1-9.
- Leahy, M. J., Chan, F., Iwanaga, K., Umucu, E., Sung, C., Bishop, M., & Strauser, D. (2019). Empirically derived test specifications for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination: Revisiting the essential competencies of rehabilitation counselors. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 63(1), 35-49.
- Bishop, M., Frain, M., Li, J., Chiu, C. Y., McDaniels, B., & Kim, B. J. (2019). The Multiple Sclerosis Self-Management Scale-2: Evaluation of an updated scale. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 50(3), 210-226.
- Chan, F., Bishop, M., Chronister, J., Lee, E., & Chiu, C. (2018). CRC Examination preparation: A concise guide to the foundations of rehabilitation counseling (2nd ed). New York: Springer.
- Motl, R. W., Mowry, E. M., Ehde, D. M., LaRocca, N. G., Smith, K., Costello, K., Sinto, L., Ng, A., Sullivan, A., Geiser, B., McCully, K., Fernhall, B., Bishop, M., Plow, M., Casaccia, P., & Chiaravalloti, N. (2018). Wellness and multiple sclerosis: The National MS Society establishes a Wellness Research Working Group and research priorities. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 24(3), 262-267.
- Bishop, M., Fleming, A. R., Tiro, L., & McDaniels, B. W. (2017). Critical readings for doctoral training in rehabilitation counseling: A consensus-building approach. Journal of Rehabilitation, 83(1), 3-10.
- Livneh, H., Bishop, M., & Anctil, T. (2014). Modern models of psychosocial adaptation to chronic illness and disability as viewed through the prism of Lewin’s field theory: A comparative review. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 28(3), 126-142.
- Hesdorffer, D. C., Beck, V., Begley, C. E., Bishop, M., Cushner-Weinstein, S., Holmes, G. L., Shafer, P. O., Sirven, J. I., & Austin, J. K. (2013). Research implications of the Institute of Medicine Report, “Epilepsy across the spectrum: Promoting health and understanding”. Epilepsia, 54(2), 207-216.
- Bishop, M., Stenhoff, D. M., & Shepard, L. (2007). Psychosocial adaptation and quality of life in multiple sclerosis: Assessment of the disability centrality model. Journal of Rehabilitation, 73(1), 3-12.
Select Awards and Honors
- James F. Garrett Award for Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Research, American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, 2020
- President’s Award, National Council on Rehabilitation Education, 2016
- George N. Wright Varsity Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, 2015
- Researcher of the Year Award, National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE), 2015