Anthony completed a Bachelor of Science in 1989 at James Cook University Australia, majoring in Marine Biology and Physical Geography, and earned a B.Sc. (Hons) the following year. In 1996 he completed his Ph.D in Marine Science. Anthony has held research contracts with several research institutions in Australia, and has led experimental ecology and aquaculture development projects in Australia and the Solomon Islands. Anthony joined Trophia in 1999 specialising in experimental and survey design.
Anthony is currently a Senior Research Scientist (Mollusc Fisheries Research Leader) for Western Australian Marine Research Laboratories, and is based in Western Australia.