Anthonia completed her PhD at Newcastle University. She has a Masters in GIS (University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada), Msc in Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics from Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany and a Bsc in Geography and Planning from University of Lagos, Nigeria.
Her experience is in academia and industry mainly in the area of international development. She taught at Newcastle University and at post graduate level at the Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS). She managed TetraTech ARD USAID projects in Liberia and worked as the GIS specialist for United National Mission to Liberia (UNMIL), supporting the mission on a diverse range of projects. She has worked as a research assistant at University of Calgary on an IUCN funded 30 year change detection of Bach Ma National Forest Reserve, Vietnam. She then proceeded to be the Remote sensing specialist for Digital Environmental Management, Saskatoon, Canada working for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wyoming, USA.
Apart from working for these organisations, Anthonia has independently consulted for World Bank, African Development bank, EU, USAID, DFID and CIDA funded projects in different parts of Africa.