PhD, University of Sydney; MA, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London; BA, University of Sydney
Prior to her role at Sotheby's Institute of Art, Hackforth-Jones served as President and Provost at Richmond, The American International University in London. She is a distinguished academic administrator, noted art historian, author, curator, and lecturer. She has published widely on art historical subjects, including most recently Art and Authenticity (co-edited with Megan Aldrich, Lund Humphries 2012). Hackforth-Jones has held a number of international research fellowships, organized colloquia and conferences, and lectured extensively. In 2007 she was lead curator of the exhibition, Between Worlds: Voyagers To Britain 1700–1850 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and edited its catalogue.