Floney is currently a PhD Scholar at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Australian National University. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). She completed her Master of Environmental Management (MEnvMan) in the field of Natural Resource Management at the University of Queensland (Australia) in 2008. Her research project was entitled “Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Lake Malawi Fisheries and their Management”. Floney obtained her Bachelor of Environmental Science and Technology (B.Sc. Environ. Sc. Tech.) at the University of Malawi - The Malawi Polytechnic in 2000.
After her Msc Floney worked as a lecturer at University of Malawi -The Polytechnic. She has an extensive teaching and research experience in Environmental Sciences, Sustainable Development, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Auditing, Water Treatment and Waste Water Management. Floney have held leadership roles including Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences and head of the Chemistry Section in the Department of Physics and Biochemical Sciences, both at the University of Malawi - The Malawi Polytechnic.
Floney has also been an advocate on a voluntary capacity. She is an environmental conservation and protection advocate, through her production and presentation of a Malawian radio program called "Zachilengedwe" (the environment). As scientist role model, she advocates for girl child education in Malawi under a non-governmental organisation called Forum for African Women Educationalists – Malawi (FAWEMA).
- Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) Scholarship 2013
- Fenner School of Environment and Society (ANU) Supplementary Scholarship 2013
- Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship (ALAF) – AusAID 2012
- United Nations University (UNU) Fellowship 2010
- Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) Scholarship 2007