Welcome to The Hub Thesis Clinic

Based in Athenry, Galway Ireland, we provide full writing consulting solutions and academic coaching for your research needs. We help you develop the individual insights you will require to achieve your optimum grade or successful proposal, grant application or business plan completion. We also specialise in content editing and document editing for the SME sector.  Find out more...

DDC 60 Seconds to Success 4 - OPAC

OPAC is an approach to dealing with bias and objectivity in your Thesis, Dissertation or PhD.


  • I would highly recommend this service to anyone that’s completing a Thesis. This service from Niall and the team at the Clinic, helped me to improve my writing skills and, most importantly, achieve the grade I was looking for. – Sam Johnson, Galway (October, 2020).
    Sam Johnson
  • I had reached a point wherein I knew that starting my dissertation was essential, but I had not the slightest inkling as to how to go about it. I was extremely stressed about taking on the task, as I did not have any knowledge pertaining to the writing of a research paper. I came across the Dissertation Clinic and thought...
    Gillian Gilmore

    Gillian Gilmore

    Psychotherapist, County Galway.

  • I finally achieved my Masters after years of hard slog. The final 9 months working on the dissertation were the most challenging and I couldn’t have done it without the help, advice, support and encouragement of the staff at the clinic. Best of luck to anyone undertaking this final hurdle in the academic process and I’ve no doubt the clinic...
    Sarah McGuire
    Sarah McGuire

    Training and Development Professional, Ireland

  • Outstanding Support – what you expect from your supervisor but don’t get. Supportive, generous and willing to guide you through. Cannot recommend highly enough.
    Gary Broderick
    Gary Broderick

    Health Professional, Ireland

  • Really happy with the service, would highly recommend them for their attention to detail. Lovely people and top service, thanks for everything.
    Helena Lahiff
    Helena Lahiff

    Limerick County Council, Ireland

  • I am a doctorate student at an Irish University and have regularly had my academic assignments reviewed by the Dissertation Clinic prior to submission to the University for assessment. I found this an invaluable service both from structuring my essays to editing my documents prior to submission to the University. I found the Dissertation Clinic to be a professionally ethical...

    Health Professional, Ireland

  • I want to take this opportunity to express my profound appreciation for the work that the Dissertation Doctor’s Clinic did for me recently. In terms of maximum satisfaction and professionalism, I cannot but rate the standard of this company at the highest on any scale. It was a pleasure and delight to know that there is a place like this...
    Ewaen Fred Ogieriakhi
    Ewaen Fred Ogieriakhi

    Dip. S.W., LL.B(Hons)., PgDip.Law., M.A.L., Ph.D (Candidate)

  • We are two sisters based in the Midlands area of Ireland and have used the services of the Dissertation Doctor’s Clinic a few times over a period of five years. We come from an Applied Human Services background in addictions and social care so are quite diverse in our studies. We’ve really enjoyed working with the staff there and find...
    Yvonne O’ Shea & Sinead O’ Shea
    Yvonne O’ Shea

    BA Applied Social Studies, MA Addictions & Sinead O’ Shea BA Addictions

  • The DDC was a lifesaver for me. I wanted to access entry into the Irish third level education system and, specifically, Applied Social Sciences. I found the system very difficult to navigate. Eventually, I came across the Dissertation Doctor’s Clinic. The DDC staff have amazing patience and masterful skills and helped me come up with a plan. I got into...
    Brody Cameron
    Brody Cameron

    Corrections Officer, Dip. Child and Youth Care

  • I’m currently registered for a Doctorate at Maynooth University. Quite simply, I found the DDC to be excellent in terms of getting their staff to review my Thesis Proposal. They are efficient, ethical and engaging – three ‘c’s’ any mature student might look to in such a service. As far as I know, they are the only dedicated business of...
    Johanna Treacy
    Johanna Treacy

    Psychotherapist, M.A.

  • I come from an Engineering background and am presently working in software development. The DDC worked with me on both my Diploma and Degree programmes whilst at Athlone Institute of Technology. I found the staff to be super helpful and really willing to listen to me in terms of what I wanted to write about in my Thesis, how I...
    Nigel O’ Neill
    Nigel O’ Neill

    B. Eng., Dip. Eng.

  • Partnering with the Dissertation Doctor’s Clinic for the 1st Edition (2009) of the Gnosis Onward series was simply the finest experience of my professional life as an author. Dr. McElwee is a star. The practical tips and content coaching I gained have carried through to four published volumes in the 2013 4th Edition — half a decade later. (Those interested...
    Dr. Lew Graham
    Dr. Lew Graham

    PhD., DD.


Nigel O’ Neill, B. Eng., Dip. Eng.Having trouble with your Thesis, Dissertation, Project, Essay or Business Plan?

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Why Choose Us?

We are natural English speakers, hold Diplomas and Degrees up to Doctoral level, and have over two decades experience in third level education and consulting. We also are more reasonably priced than most other consultants offering editing services for both Academic and Corporate clients and we are based in Ireland.

  • In-depth consultations
  • Friendly support
  • Fast turnaround times
  • Expertise in specific requirements
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Quantitative analysis
Student Client Services

We provide one-to-one expert tuition to undergraduate and postgraduate students at various stages of the research process such as:

  • Topic selection and proposal
  • Assistance in structuring your thesis proposal
  • Assistance and review of grant applications
  • Assistance in choosing your research samples, qualitative versus quantitative research
  • Research design and methodology
  • Literary reviews
  • Methodology
  • Bibliography and footnoting
  • Referencing styles
  • How to approach postgraduate research
  • Interpretation and analysis of findings
  • Data analysis and results
  • Conclusion and implications
  • Final touches
  • Preparation for viva voce (oral defence of thesis)
  • Analysis of external examiner commentry
  • Assistance in producing journal articles based on your research
  • Getting published
  • Choosing the correct conference at which to deliver your paper
  • Academic mentoring and coaching
  • PowerPoint Presentation Tuition
Corporate Services

We provide one-to-one assistance and management services to local and regional businesses in researching, writing and management of grant proposals, industry research and development, survey consultancy, marketing and one-to-one mentoring as well as:

  • Academic coaching at postgraduate level
  • Business plan development
  • Marketing surveillance
  • Business book editing
  • Website copy
  • Creative writing including press releases and promotional copy
  • Launches and photocalls
  • Event management
  • Personal/professional development for staff