Simone E. Pfenninger is Associate Professor at the English Department of the University of Salzburg. Her principal research areas are multilingualism, psycholinguistics and individual differences (e.g. the age factor) in second language acquisition, especially in regard to quantitative approaches and statistical methods and techniques for language application in education. Her work is published in several books, edited volumes and in journals such as Second Language Research and the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Recent books include Beyond Age Effects in Instructional L2 Learning: Revisiting the Age Factor (2017, co-authored, Multilingual Matters), The Changing English Language: Psycholinguistic Perspectives (2017, co-edited, CUP), and Future Research Directions for Applied Linguistics (2017, co-edited, Multilingual Matters). She is co-editor of the Second Language Acquisition book series for Multilingual Matters and statistical advisor to the EuroSLA Studies book series. In 2015 she received the Mercator Award and in 2018 the Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Prize for outstanding research.